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Gourmet Travel and Where to Eat in Provence

Are you are looking for advice on where to eat in Provence? Martine, the founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company, shares her top restaurant picks and exactly the kind of places she shares with her guests on their “Tastes of Provence” culinary tour. Let’s find out where she’s eating now.


It is often said that it is hard to get a bad meal in Provence. Whereas it might be difficult to get a truly bad meal, it is not that hard to get a mediocre meal and really, who wants a mediocre meal? During my annual travels to the region, I continue to refine my list of favorite restaurants –  those where you can actually get a fine meal at a fair price, coupled with friendly, attentive service and often a beautiful setting. Some of these restaurants have been on my list for years and others just made it onto my list recently and sadly, some of my favorites have closed or have a new chef who misses the mark.

Top Restaurant Picks

Le Carillon in Goult where the menu is small, nicely curated and inventive while still being true to the flavors of the region.

L’Oustalet in Gigondas for high-end, fine dining.

L’Aile ou la Cuisse, in the heart of Saint Rémy, is a fun, casual, bustling family owned bistro. It is an excellent choice for lunch or for dinner and reservations are strongly advised. The restaurant’s name translates to “the wing or the thigh” and true to its name, “l’incontournable coquelet rôti” (“an unmissable roasted young cockerel”) served with puréed potatoes and a foie gras sauce is a popular menu item.

Sous les Micocouliers in Eygalières.

Moulin de Sophie in Saint Rémy, but don’t tell the tourists.

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Martine Bertin-Peterson

Martine Bertin-Peterson

Goût et Voyage, LLC was founded by Martine Bertin-Peterson to bring together her lifetime passions of travel, cooking and culture. Creating unforgettable memories, Martine serves as the escort for all Goût et Voyage culinary travel adventures and serves as chef de cuisine for customized cooking classes at home in Bucks County, PA. 
 
Martine’s background and experience are as wide-ranging as her interests. She has decades of cooking experience gained through formal and informal cooking courses in the United States, France and Italy, and is the author of the Bucks County Foodie blog. Born in France and fluent in 5 languages, Martine has traveled to more than 50 countries across 5 continents. She has escorted travel groups throughout Europe and Latin America over the past 25+ years and for the past 5 years has focused on creating unique gourmet experiences for her clients in Provence. 

President of the Alliance Française of Doylestown, PA. Martine currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband who, along with her NYC-based daughter, are regular and willing subjects for her travel and culinary adventures.

2 Comments

  1. Don Zimmerman
    December 4, 2018 at 12:52 am — Reply

    Three weeks left before one of the Luberon’s very best restaurants changes hands.Aux Petitis Oignons in Coustellet has been sold. We hope the new owners carry on the exceptional and inventive standards set by the current chef/ owner and his wife. I urge anyone who has missed it to date to rush to Coustellet for a memorable lunch or dinner.****as far as we’re concerned. Aux Petits Oignons for more info.

    Don Z, long time resident of Provence and former resident
    of Bucks County PA.

    • CKAdmin
      December 4, 2018 at 7:31 am — Reply

      Bonjour Don, thank you for this restaurant tip! We sure hope there is no change in quality – Aux Petits Oignons. The website is enough to make you hungry. Thanks for reading Perfectly Provence. Please sign-up for our newsletter if you don’t already receive it.

      Warmly,
      Carolyne

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