2 Of Our Favorite Restaurants in Provence

Eating in Provence is full of late breakfasts, late and lazy lunches, and dinner at the later hour of around 9pm. No one rushes in Provence – one of the best things about this beautiful city. There are plenty of great places to eat, many of them giving the option of fabulous outdoor dining. We’ll eventually get to them all, but for now we wanted to provide you with two of our favorites:

La Fourchette

la fourchette

The restaurant is very popular among locals, and with good reason. Friendly wait staff, warm atmosphere, unique wall decor, and a heavenly smell wafting through the kitchen that you could just eat itself make this restaurant the place to be in Provence. The scrumptious escalope of salmon will leave you wanting seconds, or the salmon with leaks – delicious! Not to mention the pricing is very reasonable, although the food tastes as if it should be priced twice as high.

Address: 17 rue Racine

Le Jardin d’Hadrien

Le Jardin d'Hadrien

If you’re looking for cuisine that’s a little more French, and a little more upscale, Le Jardin d’Hadrien is the place. Sit inside among the white stone, wooden planks, and open fireplace – or be seated outdoors in the beautiful and shaded garden. Try the fresh and crisp salted cod and zucchini anbd brandade sauce – it’s amazing. Or, if you want to try something  fresh and season, the chef is constantly changing the restaurant’s menu to offer only what is in season. You can order off a prix-fixe menu, or a la carte. The prix-fixe menu is divided into two sections: gourmand and saveur. While the restaurant is a little pricier, it’s not too bad in comparison with some other upscale restaurants, and you truly are paying for excellence.

Address: 11 rue Enclos Rey

Provence has hundreds of great places to dine, offering a unique take on French food from the French-Mediterranean perspective. We’ll be sure and let you know about the one’s worth trying as we run across them – you may want to extend your vacation a bit.