Located in a village on the countryside at 20 minutes of Nice by car, the restaurant is a good place to discover the richness of the local gastronomy. The dining room is in a construction built during the 18th century. In fine weather customers can also enjoy their meal on a terrace shaded by an olive tree several centuries old. A place easily accessible, disposing a rather large car-park. On the menu, traditional recipes revisited and adapted to the seasonal products.
Who would guess that this excursion would be our last one for a long time? On this Saturday noon the dining room was quite empty as a lot of customers had already cancelled their reservation due to the starting coronavirus crisis, as the innkeeper explained us. Never mind, the atmosphere was peaceful, looking on the wooded hill encircled the village.
In the room at the back, adjoining the bar counter a family, apparently from the village or the surrounding area were seated at a table having lunch with children, giving to the restaurant a homely atmosphere.
The aperitif drunk, we have begun to take a look at the menu: a good choice of meats, fishes or exclusively vegetables meals, except for the main dish.
As starter we have tasted the hot goat cheese dressed on a fresh & delightful eggplants served with salad and duck gizzards. Vegan peoples are not forgotten as the pie chard is written on the piecemeal.
As main course we have ordered meat suggestion of the day: lamb stew with olives, served with rice and ratatouille. Not to mention white wine from Provence.
To conclude our gourmet meal on a sweet note we have tasted the peer almond tart but we strongly suggest you the freeze nougat with honey from Provence. Always appetite for chocolate? So let yourself be tempted by the soft chocolate cake with a scoop of rose ice-cream.
After the coffee, the owner has opened for us the cellar of her inn to allow us to see the old oil press, a privilege usually reserved to group of persons.