Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

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Michelin Star Restaurants in Provence
Ashley TinkerTaste

Eating at Michelin Star Restaurants in Provence

Robin and I have only eaten in about a handful of Michelin star restaurants. They’re a special occasion. Eating in these restaurants, depending especially on the number of stars, is longer even than the usual French dining affair. Eating in a Michelin star restaurant is not just a meal it’s …

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Chez Mirazur French Gastronomie
Jemma - French LessonsRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Chez Mirazur French Gastronomie Well-Deserved 3-Stars

Philippe and I knew how to pace ourselves.  We had dined at Mirzaur in 2015 when the restaurant had “only” two Michelin stars.  We’d received the celebratory email in 2019 when the owners shared, with émotion immense, news of their elevation.  Five months later the restaurant was voted the best restaurant in the …

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A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Le Petit Nice Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luxurious Le Petit Nice Celebrates a Century of Gastronomy in Marseille

Distracted by Marseille’s traffic, we almost missed the sign indicating a sharp right turn towards Le Petit Nice. Once you make that turn, you are committed. Of course, you WANT to be at this 16-room boutique hotel and eat at the Michelin three-star restaurant, but the narrow entryway is not designed …

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Auberge La Fenière Cuisine Libre Dessert
Books on ProvenceInspire

Cuisine Libre at Auberge La Fenière a Book You are Going to Want to Eat

In September 2016, Jill Paider and Tasha Powell embarked on a journey from Los Angeles to the Auberge La Fenière in Provence. This artistic team (please read their bios below) packed their camera equipment and developed a photo shot list for the assignment. Their mission was to portray the essence …

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Restaurants Meals Provence
Ashley TinkerTaste

Understanding the Cost of Restaurants Meals in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How much are you willing to pay for your meal at a restaurant in Provence? Sometimes the best meals are the most simple. There’s nothing more disappointing then paying good money for a meal you could have produced better yourself. Are Michelin star restaurant …

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Markets in Provence Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

5 Provence Dining Tips from Cafes to Markets

Provence is filled with dining possibilities from picnics to Michelin-starred tables. The good news is it is hard to get a bad meal if you follow your nose and a few ground rules. Cafés offer table service for coffee and other beverages (think rosé and pastis) throughout the day. Cafés are typically open …

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Ansouis Village Luberon Explore Provence
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Visit Ansouis for Lunch at La Closerie Michelin Star Restaurant

It was October, and we were back in Sablet with friends Steve and Mary from Michigan. One of our morning rituals is to sit around the kitchen table drinking petit cafes and reading our iPads and English language papers. Invariably the question is asked, usually by Mary, “Michel, what’s the …

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Trays of truffles at Bruno's of Lorgues @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Chez Bruno of Lorgues

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: The restaurant Bruno, familiarly known as Chez Bruno, is a Michelin starred restaurant, specialising in truffles, in the centre of Var department, just outside the old market town of Lorgues. I first went to Bruno’s  …Continue reading here Via:: Elizabeth Gabay         

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