MON PETIT RESTO
RESTAURANT AT MOUANS-SARTOUX
Provencal Gourmet Cuisine
Located at 12 km from Cannes, the restaurant "Mon Petit Resto" in Mouans-Sartoux offers gourmet cuisine with sweet Mediterranean scents.
The Master Restaurateur Franck Cicognola welcomes you into the very friendly surroundings of "Mon Petit Resto" in a room decorated in taupe and glazed brown colors and onto a terrace dining area set beneath a copse of trees in front of Mouans-Sartoux castle.
ON THE RESTAURANT MENU
Two menus are on offer daily evenings and holidays : "Discovery and Pleasure" set ("Découverte et Plaisir") and the "Fragrances voyage" set ("Promenade au Gré des Saveurs"). In the menu set "Fragrances voyage" each service is accompanied by a glass of wine. In the evenings, dining selections are also served à la carte.
For lunches is proposed a "Lunch unique menu set".
The "Lunch unique menu set" is composed of two or three dishes prepared in accordance with the inspiration of the chef based upon a selection of seasonal ingredients available through local markets. Guests have the choice among a starter and dessert, a starter and main course, a main course and dessert, and a starter, main course and dessert.
On the day of our visit we choose the "Lunch unique menu set". It consisted of a delightful starter of potimarron soup-puree with truffle emulsion, red tomato tartare in a soup from a yellow tomato, followed by Sisteron lamb with crisp vegetables as the main course, and roasted pineapples with crumble and candied onions with coriander for dessert.
The evening menu changes weekly.
In the evenings, the choice of appetizers is varied: ravioli with foie gras, roasted pumpkin and Butternut puree, foisonnement of truffle, or Breton lobster with crabmeat salad, crustacean jelly with foisonnement of Pistille of Saffron.
Among the main course on offer are: pigeonneau in two services, roast beef on the a boat with licorice stick, duck thigh confitted with Blue Pavot, with either grilled vegetables or filet of St Pierre, with mixed vegetables Niçoise or served in the Provençal style, with popcorn and salted lavender flower.
Among the cheeses and desserts on offer, one can choose from: Brie with truffe in Louis Outhier style, a platter of selected fine cheeses, Esterel salad, roasted fig on Cassonade, Scotch crumble in the Génépi style, Chocolate (Cuba 70%) in all its forms: Hull, Zephir in Foam, or Inverted.
The restaurant will offer you a special menu set for exceptional days such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The restaurant is open every day except Sunday and Monday.
Address : 1 Rue du Château, Mouans-Sartoux 06370
Phone : +33 4 93 06 00 43
LE MOULIN À HUILE
RESTAURANT AT VAISON-LA-ROMAINE
Provençal cuisine based on regional products
The restaurant "Le Moulin à Huile" is certified as "Maitre Restaurateur".
The establishment proposes Provencal dishes based on local products: the Ventoux pork, the lamb Comte de Provence, the bull Terre du Soleil, the pigeon du Colombier du Comtat in Sarrians, the trout from Domaine Sorguette in Isle sur la Sorgue and the vegetables mostly from the garden of Oulo.
The house chef proposes a "Tasting" menu in 7 courses according to your tastes and accompanied by products of the season.
There are also themed menus: in January the menu "Truffes", in February - menu for Valentine's Day.
On the day of our visit, we enjoyed a delicious fois gras with small pieces of parsnips (an old vegetable that deserves to be rediscovered), tender braised morels, a fish of the region accompanied by crunchy vegetables and a dry lamb "Comte de Provence."
Address: 1, Quai Maréchal Foch, Route de Malaucène 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine
Phone: +33 4 69 00 13 45
RELAIS DE CÉZANNE
RESTAURANT AT THOLONET
Traditional and Provencal cuisine
The restaurant Relais de Cézanne is located in Tholonet, 17 km from Aix-en-Provence.
It is a place that was frequented by Cézanne and his friends.
There is also the Moulin de Cézanne not far from restaurant.
The cuisine of the "Relais de Cézanne" is marked by Mediterranean influences: anchoïade of mini fresh vegetables, mice of lamb with Provençale, filet of bar grilled with pistou, tartare of tuna with citrus and soya, carpaccio of pineapple marinated in Honey and rum.
On the day of our visit, we savored grilled vegetables with Parmesan cheese, swordfish in Provençal souce and pear Hélène on dessert.
The restaurant is open on Friday noon and Saturday evening from March to May;
And every lunch and dinner from June to September.
Address: route Cézanne, 13100 Le Tholonet
Phone: +33 4 42 66 91 91
AU MOULIN GOURMAND
RESTAURANT IN CADENET
Gourmet traditional and Provençale cuisine
Located in an old olive oil mill, the gastronomic restaurant "Au Moulin Gourmand" offers Mediterranean cuisine derived from fresh products grown locally and prepared in harmony with the seasons.
"Master Restaurateur" Philippe Anzallo graciously welcomes guests into the convivial atmosphere of "Au Moulin Gourmand".
THE MENU ON OFFER AT AU MOULIN GOURMAND
Tastings are offered through menu dishes and two set menus: "Tasting" and "Gourmand".
The "Gourmand" menu set consists of the following entrees: crème brûlée of tomato and pepper, cod brandade and tile with pesto or balsamic jelly, eggplant caviar, chantilly of courgette on toast or duck foie gras and fig jam;
Its main course features either baby duck filet with honey; or steak Camargue Taurus certified on appellation; or lamb prepared in two ways – either ‘ribs’ or shoulder cuts slow cooked over seven hours;
Dessert features country goat cheese or desserts from menu.
The entree of the "Gourmand" menu set is a piece of country pâté with olives or zucchinis papeton with goat cheese;
On the plate: fish of the day with its virgin sauce or veal chops with cherry tomatoes and Provençal herbs;
For dessert: country goat cheese or desserts selected from the menu.
In desserts, the choice is varied among the cappuccino mousse on a dark chocolate cake,
The macaroon nun with milk chocolate and cherry, the millefeuille of speculos and its creams with the two lemons and the ice creams and sherbets of artisanal manufacture.
The restaurant is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday :
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM and from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Open on Thursday in the evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Closed on Sundays from November to March.
Address: 4 Rue Viala, 84160 Cadenet
Phone: +33 4 90 77 68 27
AUBERGE LA FENIERE
RESTAURANT IN CADENET
Gourmet Provençale style cuisine.
The gourmet restaurant "Auberge La Fenière" in Cadenet offers a Provençal cuisine with sweet Mediterranean scents.
The head chef since 1975, Reine Sammut will welcome you to the "Auberge La Fenière" in a very stylish setting.
The Auberge la Fenière is the first chef's restaurant that offers a gluten-free meal, with a choice of rice flour, chickpeas and chestnuts.
The tasting menu set is complemented by a collection of olive oils of very varied characters specially chosen for each dish and which metaphorically make the guests travel to Portugal, Croatia, Italy and Provence.
The meal is accompanied by bread made from ground chestnuts.
"Auberge La Fenière" received its first Michelin star in 1995.
ON THE MENU OF THE RESTAURANT
Tastings are offered through menu and two menus set: "Flavors of Summer", presented either in seven or nine courses, and "Taste the Fenière".
Main entrees on the tasting set menu "Summer flavors" include carpaccio Saint-Pierre flavoured by vanilla and olive oil as well as a tartare of pineapple and tomatoes flavoured by coriander and accompanied by shavings of ham from Patrick Duler with chips of chestnut;
On the nine course menu, two additional dishes are offered: stuffed zucchini flowers, accompanied by a pistou in olive oil and hazelnuts and a risotto with truffles "tuber aestivum" with aged parmesan;
Main courses of the tasting set menu "Summer flavors" are Mediterranean wolf with crispy skin, accompanied by a caponata with olives taggiasche and capers from Sicily, as well as a roasted rabbit prepared in olive oil, accompanied by blinis with lemon thyme and eggplant caviar;
The refined cheeses of Benoît Lemarié (Tarascon);
As desserts: a rosemary sorbet with olive oil and lemon and a frosted vacherin with white peaches and jellied figs in olive oil.
As entry in the menu set "Taste the Fenière" is proposed a sea bream, coriander and pickles of red onions;
As main dish: Plancha, compote of tomatoes and grilled peppers, capers and olive oil of Cucuron;
For dessert: "Paris-Lourmarin".
On the day of our tasting we especially enjoyed the stuffed zucchini flowers, the chestnut bread, the refined cheeses of Benoît Lemarié (Tarascon) and the sampling of nine olive oils with each dish.
The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday.