Gastronomy

Provence

You can eat and drink well just about anywhere in France. But you can enjoy excellent dining throughout Provence in some of the most beautiful settings in the world. Truffles, olives, strawberries, cherries, melon, saffron. Provence is one big vegetable garden, and whatever the season, the best produce can be always be found on the market stalls and restaurants of Provence.

Fine Dining

The main 2018 Michelin restaurant guide for France is available from 9 February, and the results are already announced. Three restaurants in Provence have earned their first Michelin star.

They are Gérard Passedat's new restaurant, Louison, at Château La Coste in Le Puy Sainte Réparade; Lou Cigalon-Maison Martin in Valbonne; and La Table de Manville in Les Baux de Provence. Two restaurants were promoted from one star to two: L'Hostellerie Jérôme in La Turbie and Flaveur in Nice.

But the really exciting news for Provence is the promotion of the Corsican-born chef Christophe Bacquié's restaurant at the Hôtel du Castellet. It has bagged its third Michelin star - just in time for the Formula One race at the nearby Circuit Paul Ricard next June.

Another centre of gastronomic excellence is in the Luberon where a cluster of nearby villages, including Ansouis, Bonnieux, Gordes and Lourmarin, are rich in stars.

There are now two restaurants with 3 Michelin stars in Provence. One is the long-established Le petit Nice in Marseille. The other, a new addition in 2013, is La Vague d'Or at the Résidence de la Pinède in Saint Tropez.

Olives

When we think of Provence, we inevitably think about provençal cooking and olive oil. Olive trees have been grown in Vaucluse since ancient times and today they still shape the landscapes of the Luberon, Mont Ventoux and the Rhône valley.

Truffle Market - Aups

In the Vaucluse, truffles are a genuine passion: at the foot of Mont-Ventoux, in the Luberon Mountains or in the Popes’ Enclave, everyone awaits the end of November with bated breath to have some idea of the harvest, which lasts until March. The village of Aups is famous for its black truffle market, which takes place every Thursday morning from November to February. In January, the Truffle festival is a gastronomic event not to be missed.

Festival of Gastronomy - Chateauneuf-le-Rouge

For the past 25 years, chefs have met in the small village of Chateauneuf-le-Rouge, south of Aix-en-Provence, to pay tribute to the cuisine of France and Provence. Virtuosos of gastronomy, renowned throughout the region, these exceptional chefs offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience provençal cooking at its finest. This premiere event on the culinary calendar allows foodies to taste refined dishes from their gourmet kitchens, making their work accessible to the public.

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