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La Provence

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La Provence Review

It's almost an hour's drive from New Orleans, but it's worth the trip for the glorious French provincial food and relaxing atmosphere of this exceptional restaurant. Now run by chef John Besh, La Provence has taken on even richer and more creative culinary stylings. Start with roasted pumpkin soup followed by ravioli of rabbit or an herb-roasted pork shoulder. Separating the two dining rooms, which are hung with pleasant Provençal landscapes, is a hearth to welcome you on winter days. In warmer seasons, the tree-shaded deck is congenial. Best of all, many of the vegetables are grown on the property's surrounding mini-farm. They even raise pigs and chickens.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed.–Sat.
Updated: 05-07-2013

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    Boring food and worse service

    We had a table of 25 ranging in age from 1 to 101. It was the general opinion that the food was boring and the service was unacceptable. There were a couple of items we ordered that were very good, but most were only acceptable. Nothing that would make me return. There was one waiter that was rude, arrogant, and condescending. If the food had been compelling, I would still never return because of the waiter. At one point I had to tell him to go away because I wanted to look at the menu longer. The second waiter finally got the hint and took over all three tables. I do not recommend this restaurant.

    by Kevin_Patrick, 11/25/07

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