What a nice place to dine on a hot summer night. L’Oustau de Baumanière has two Michelin stars and an exceptional location – the medieval Le Baux de Provence village is named as “one the most beautiful villages in the world”. And those contrasting Provençal landscapes that can take your breath away… When the night falls, you can still smell the fragrance of the previous day and hear the nocturnal insects waking up and starting their mysterious concerts…
No surprise why, the cuisine of Jean- André Charial is mild, sunny and perfectly embraces the spirit of its surroundings. It is quite classic though, and, if you are spoiled by the creativity of modern cooking and always in search for something stimulating, you might be disappointed. (I was a little) But, considering the restaurants overpowering location, the simpler -the better.
“Egg, tomato water in clear stock, hot/cold “aioli” sauce”. Very good and very pretty.
The L’Oustau classics- “Preserved tomato “ancienne”, spider crab, “Bloody Mary” style sorbet”. To be honest, for 65€ I was expecting the explosion of tastes, but unfortunately, that was not the case. Quite dull and overrated dish.
“Thick piece of Mediterranean bass, uncooked sauted artichokes and calamari, reduction of “bouillabaisse”.Classical and predictable because of the”bouillabaisse” reduction but good.
“Glazed suckling pig, crispy pork rind, of star anis taste”. Very good- on the other hand, crispy pork is always good 🙂