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Le P’tit Resto Exploring the Menu and Great Wine List in Vaugines

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:

Long before I was able to score a table at Le P’tit Resto, a small restaurant, rather unassuming in appearance and tucked into the tiny Place de la Marie in the charming village of Vaugines, I had heard about its stellar wine list. How often does one find a restaurant composed of just a dozen or so tables with over 100 highly-regarded selections on its wine list? Not often, even in France. And the food is delicious and impeccably served.

…Continue reading here for Susan’s description of this restaurant that lives up to its name. It is small (petit or p’tit) with a limited number of tables, a limited menu and a terrific Carte des Vins (wine list). Le P’tit Resto is an excellent example of why you should not let rating systems be your only guide to dining experiences. The team includes a talented duo; sommelier Benoît Ghironi and chef Caroline Joffre, both of whom have worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, yet have chosen lifestyle and passion to guide their culinary pursuits.

Having had the pleasure of joining Susan Manfull and the talented Viktorija Todorovska (her profile is here) at this charming restaurant for lunch. I concur the food is excellent, but I left the wine order up to those two experts and enjoyed every sip.

Book Your Table:

Le P’tit Resto (website)
33, place de la Mairie
84160 Vaugines
leptitrestovaugines@gmail.com
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesday nights

Via:: Provence WineZine

      

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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.

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