Fodor's Expert Review Auberge La Fenière

$$$$ Provence Dinner Fodor's Choice
Nadia Sammut, the third-generation of female chefs in her family and the second to hold a Michelin star, crafts a cuisine of such sensuality, refinement, and soul here that her dedicated fan base stretches well beyond France. Sammut's passion for fresh, local, and "living" foods extends to the notion that each ingredient expresses itself differently, and the flavor pairings she creates highlight and harmonize those flavors. The fact that her cooking is entirely gluten and dairy free is almost a footnote—but not to those who can finally enjoy a gastronomic meal with full abandon. Whether a starter of radishes prepared four ways on a melt-in-your mouth buckwheat cake or lightly crusted Camargue oysters perfumed with shiso and yuzu in an iodized gelée, each of the eight dishes on her tasting menu is a small revelation. Paired with natural and biodynamic wines, this is an evening—or lunch—to be savored. The Auberge has five charming Provençal-style rooms upstairs for those who wish to extend the pleasure to a stellar gluten-free breakfast.
Dinner Fodor's Choice French Intimate Lunch Prix-Fixe Romantic Service $$$$

Quick Facts

Rte. de Lourmarin
Lourmarin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  84160, France


Known For:
  • Completely gluten and dairy free kitchen
  • Personable chef who works closely with local producers for her ingredients
  • Natural wines

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