Fodor's Expert Review L'Oustau de Baumanière

$$$$ Provence Dinner Fodor's Choice
This temple to haute-cuisine is an institution in Provence, where diners return year after year for updated versions of dishes they may have first experienced three decades ago. This was the first restaurant outside of the Riviera to earn three Michelin stars, and under chef Raymond Thuillier, a legend in Provence, it rose from the dining room of a small country inn to a table whose guest list included leading artists, movie stars, and heads of state (Picasso, Queen Elizabeth, Churchill, and Harry Truman all dined here). Under Thuillier's grandson, Jean-André Charial, the restaurant continued to flourish and now it maintains two Michelin stars with Charial and his gifted protégé Glenn Viel at the helm. Dining under the plane trees on this elegant country domaine's quintessentially Provençal terrace is an experience not to be missed. Updated classics have not exactly dispensed with the indulgences of days past, but they do now highlight fresh organic vegetables from the extensive kitchen gardens in dishes of exceptional refinement.
Dinner Fodor's Choice French Lunch Prix-Fixe Romantic Service Sophisticated $$$$

Quick Facts

Mas de Baumanière
Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  13520, France


Known For:
  • Gorgeous setting in a five-star country hotel
  • Refined Provençal cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the hotel garden
  • Provence's most respected wine list and wines from the hotel domaine

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