Less Than A Year in Provence

Saturday, September 10th , 2022

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On a trip to Provence, I visited two of the recent three star Michelin promotions. Villa Madie in Cassis has a stunning view out over the Mediterranean (pictured) and produced some good savoury dishes, but things rather fell apart at the dessert stage of the meal. It did have an impressive wine list, including lots of relative bargains amongst the posher bottles, with some wines well below their retail price.

Oustau du Baumaniere nestles under some handsome cliffs in Provence. It has an attractive terrace and produced a generally good if marginally erratic meal, with a particularly good pork main course and some excellent millefeuille for desserts.