Aix-en-Provence - which restaurants?
We will be in Aix for two nights this coming September. I am really stuck on where to dine. Here is my dilemma - from all accounts Le Formal should be a choice - but the idea of eating in a basement room is just troubling! I have a bit of claustrophobia and can get anxious in basements! So that is leaving me with Poivre d'ane, Millefeuille, or Lavault on my short list. Which two would you choose? I was looking for something special as one of these two nights will be the last night of our trip to Provence. Or am I being silly about Le Formal?
I understand your concern about le Formal - although I'd call it a "cave" (as in where wine is stored) . "Basement" sounds dreary & charm-less. :-) However we have seen people dining upstairs (ground floor level) where there are a few tables next to the bar. If you are leaning towards eating at le Formal, just ask them if they'll put you on the rez-de-chaussée level, which is also where the kitchen is....so it's not a hassle to serve you there.