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$$$$ Nimes Modern French Fodor's Choice

Double Michelin–starred chef Michel Kayser adds a personal touch both to the elegant modern dining room and library sitting room where you can enjoy a drink before tucking into local specialties and seasonal menus transformed into delicious works of art. Scallops from the Camargue coast served with a luscious ravioli stuffed with celery cream and black garlic; plump white asparagus from the sands of Aigues Mortes with a sabayon and elderberry vinegar; and thyme-infused Aveyron lamb with carrots, turnip, and kumquat may not leave room for tender local strawberries from the Gard infused with kaffir lime served with sage sorbet. The terrace opens to an extensive park with century-old trees, and often apricots and peaches plucked from the overhanging branches will appear on your plate, magically transformed into some delicious creation. Though the restaurant is outside Nîmes proper, it's a favorite Provence pilgrimage spot. 

Modern French Romantic Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2 rue Xavier Tronc, Rte. de l'Aeroport
Nîmes, Occitania  30128, France

04–66–70–08–99

www.michelkayser.com

Known For:
  • Top-notch tasting menus
  • Lovely garden terrace
  • Seasonal, regional products
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No dinner Sun. and Wed., Reservations essential

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