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Auberge Ravoux

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Auberge Ravoux Review

For total Van Gogh immersion, have lunch—or dinner on Friday and Saturday—in the restaurant he patronized regularly more than 100 years ago, in the building where he finally expired. A three-course prix-fixe menu is available, and saddle of lamb and homemade terrine are among Loran Gattufo's specialties, but it's the genius loci that makes eating here special, with glasswork, lace curtains, and wall blandishments carefully modeled on the original designs. Table No. 5, the "table des habitués," is where Van Gogh used to sit. A magnificently illustrated book, Van Gogh's Table (published by Artisan), by culinary historian Alexandra Leaf and art historian Fred Leeman, recalls Vincent's stay at the Auberge and describes in loving detail the dishes served there at the time.

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  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Mon. and Tues, and Dec.–Feb. No dinner Wed.-Fri.
Updated: 03-17-2014

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    There are a handful of dishes that I can still taste. The veal chop at the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Egg caviar at Jean-Georges. And the Oeufs en Meurette at the Auberge Ravoux. It’s the traditional dish of poached egg in a red wine reduction. And in the hands of the talented chef of this auberge, it became one of the most extraordinary dishes I’ve ever tasted. Rich, deeply flavorful, and invigorating.

    The rest of my dinner here was also very good, as was the competent service. And you can't beat the ambiance -- a true rustic auberge in the home where Van Gogh spent his final days.

    All in all, a warm, wonderful, and memorable experience.

    by MadisonMan, 9/15/12
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    Whenever you travel to Paris, take a day off to visit Auvers-sur Oise, and do not miss a wonderful lunch at Auberge Ravoux. The place, where Van Gogh spent the last 3 months of his life, is per se a unique experience: beautifully and tastefully restored, it is extremely moving and very authentic. The dining room has the charming atmosphere of 19th c. French cafés.The food is simply exquisite: nowhere else, to my knowledge, will you ever get to taste such simple yet splendid fare: the 7 hour lamb is absolutely delicious and melts on the tongue, the chocolate mousse alone deserves a 5 star-rating! Every single detail in the decor and service hits just the perfect balance. The staff is charming and makes you feel at home as soon as you enter the salle a manger. And you don't even need to spend a fortune on this: the prices are quite affordable and definitely worth the experience. An unforgettable voyage back in Van Gogh's time and days.

    by IDT, 7/1/12

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