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Mar 4, 2010 09:40 AM

Mougins, Le-Baux and Cote Chalonnaise recommendations

Travelling late summer to these three locations. Have been in each before but we're looking for recommendations for lunch and dinner in each area. Budget is not an issue, but we are looking for unique food/wine experiences, not necessarily Michelin stars.

In Le Baux we have experienced Oustau de Baumaniere (extraordinary) and La Benvengudo.

In Burgundy we are staying in Mellecy and we're willing to travel 75 km or more for a great meal or experience. At Le comptoir des Tontons in Beaune we had a great lunch and will be returning.

It's been several years since we visited the Cannes, Mougins area and have no recollection of anywhere in particular that we visited.

Any help in any or all of these areas would be appreciated.

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  1. Les Baux. There are not a lot of picks in the tiny overrun village. Since you liked Baumanière, try its "bistro" Cabro d'Or. Faaaaabulous setting. Food to match.
    Mougins. Try the newly 1-star Le Jarrier in the nearby beautiful hilltop village Biot.

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    1. re: Parigi

      Thanks. We'll try both. I know that the wife has a shopping trip into Biot planned already.

      1. re: Parigi

        I think you are misinformed that Le Jarrier got its star back. It has been many years since, as L'Auberge du Jarrier, it had a star. I think it would be very interesting to try the new chef at Le Moulin de Mougins. They just got one star back and I am sure are aiming for three.

        1. re: beaulieu

          Oops, sorriest.
          I have spent many holidays in Biot. Have always liked Le Jarrier and not Les Terraillers even though it's in front of my rental. Must keep up with the village startrack...

          1. re: beaulieu

            'Had a fabulous lunch Le Moulin about 8 years ago. I was under the impression that things had suffered over the last few years. Nice to hear they have a new chef.

        2. maybe a warning,

          what is late summer ? if it's in august, you will probably find a lot of places closed for vacation.

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          1. re: Maximilien

            We should be pretty safe. It will be the first three weeks of September.

            1. re: Daneb

              Restaurants don't close on the Côte d'Azur in August. They close in the winter. In September it will still be pretty crowded. For a real experience I recommend the boulliabaisse at Tétou in Golfe Juan.