Which Vaucluse restaurant to choose...?
Looking for a special dinner for 6 and am staying in Gordes...
Here's the list from which to choose:
Auberge du Presbytere
Top food/ambiance choice???
Any other must-go choices...?
Le Fournil is a good choice, always reliable and great regional cooking.
For a special evening, I strongly suggest Auberge La Feniere, just outside of the village of Lourmarin. In good weather you will dine outside on the terrace overlooking the Vaucluse. All aspects of this restaurant are superb. An excellent selection of regional wines, friendly, knowledgable service, and the cuisine of one of France's best female chefs, Reine Sammut. Reservations are essential, it is not inexpensive, but you will be rewarded with an evening that you will long remember.
There are two restaurants and a small upscale hotel within the property. For a special evening you will want to reserve a table in the restaurant Le Cuisine de Reine, rather than the more rustic (but excellent) La Cour de Ferme. Her menu changes seasonally, but you can expect excellent preparations of Sisteron Lamb, fish from the Mediterranean, and if you hit it on the right day amazing stuffed courgette blossoms.
Route de Cadenet
Tél. : 04 90 68 11 79
Fax : 04 90 68 18 60
For atmosphere,location and special regional cooking we really enjoyed Auberge de la Loube at Buoux.
Chef specialises in a Hors d'oeuvres platter as a main - 16 of them as in my picture.
Really stunning meal in very very quiet rural setting. Owner/Chef takes great pride in his restaurant.
Can back up also Le Fournil in Bonnieux.
Great setting around a fountain with excellent service and very high standard of food.
Also really enjoyed Auberge du Presbytere.
Lovely village stting around a fountain that they take your table water from - worth a picture.
All these are particularly suited for an outdoor table and have a great terrace ambiance.
They are not Michellin starred venues but will give you really excellent food in very relaxed settings. You will not be rushed!
Hope this helps you enjoy your evening - we have just come back.
pict 1/2 : Loube 3: Presbytere 4: Fournil (obviously!)