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Has anyone been to "Chez Bruno" near Lorgues, South of France

martycaso Feb 26, 2012 03:40 PM

I am planning to travel to South of France and will be staying close to Nice, this well known restaurant is about one hour from Nice. Any idea about the prices, last time I was there was around 8 years ago. Specialty is truffles. Would appreciate this info to make plans.

  1. beaulieu Feb 26, 2012 10:52 PM

    If price is a concern, you should try Le Diamant Noir, the truffle restaurant in Nice run by Bruno's youngest son.

    1. Yank Feb 27, 2012 05:27 AM

      Here's a link to their /website.


      You can get a PDF of their menu. Looks like menus range from 85 to 115 €.

      It was a while ago when we went, but I recall that we had a wonderful meal Not only the truffles, but also the mushrooms were fantastic.

      1. m
        martycaso Feb 28, 2012 06:13 AM

        Thank you so much for the information!

        1. m
          martycaso May 25, 2012 08:12 AM

          What andaba says is very interesting, do you know of another restaurant where we might expect to get the real thing at reasonable prices? His son's restaurant in Nice apparently closed. (and based on what you say about Bruno's I wonder what kind of truffles he had!) We will be in the Cote de A'zure area and Provence in early November.

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          1. re: martycaso
            Parigi May 25, 2012 09:36 AM

            Are you renting a place? The truffle-stuffed ravioli made by Barale in the old town smells and tastes strongly of truffle.
            As for other places, I have my doubts about some of them, but unless there is documented proof re their truffle origins, I don't want to name them as it would be libel.

            1. re: Parigi
              martycaso May 25, 2012 09:47 AM

              Yes, we will be staying at Eze Village, which is a small town between Nice and Monaco.

              1. re: martycaso
                ScottnZelda May 25, 2012 12:45 PM

                Isn't November truffle season? If so, there should be other restos in Nice with them. I had a faboo truffled pasta some years ago there.

                1. re: ScottnZelda
                  Yank May 26, 2012 12:50 PM

                  Truffle season runs from October to March.

                  The starting time depends upon the amount of rain that has fallen in the fall.

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            Saskia07 May 29, 2012 05:48 AM

            We went a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much, however it was very expensive. We reflected afterwards that it was the sort of restaurant we would go to once every 3-5 years if we lived in the area as it is a rather unique experience. The restaurant that we absolutely loved was www.lechrissandier.com in Lourges itself and went twice in two weeks. We would want to go every week if we lived there and even considered going for a weekend from England just to eat there.

            1. m
              martycaso May 29, 2012 07:29 AM

              Thank you all for your replies, has anyone been to "Le Bistrot d'Antoine" in Nice, I've read good reviews both in the Red Michelin guide for 2012 as well as other reviews. It seems to be reasonably priced and loved by the locals.

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