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Provence Restaurants

Les Cuisines du Château

Updated 12/19/2013

Fodor's Review

This tiny but deluxe bistro across from the château has daily aioli, a smorgasbord of fresh cod and lightly steamed vegetables crowned with the garlic mayonnaise. Evenings are reserved for intimate, formal indoor meals à la carte—roast Luberon lamb, beef with truffle sauce, and the like. The '30s-style bistro tables and architectural lines are a relief from Gordes's ubiquitous rustic-chic, and there is a revolving array of paintings by local artists, many of

which are for sale. There are only 26 seats, so book well in advance.

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Restaurant Information


Pl. du Château, Gordes, 84220, France



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Wed. No dinner Tues., Sept.–May and mid-Jan.–mid-Mar. Closed Nov.–mid-Dec. and mid-Jan.–Easter
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/19/2013


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By Julie

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Mar 26, 2002

It was a dark and stormy night...

when we ate at this wonderful place. The owner/chef Jean Michel Schmitt got out his umbrella to cross the square to his cave to obtain the red wine he recommended to compliment the daube we ordered. He decanted it while regailing us with wine info, then floated the decanter in water to restore its equalibrium or some such. All in all a wonderful show. Lots of theatrics and great food. One of the most fun meals we've had in a lot of traveling.

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