Fodor's Expert Review La Mirande

$$$$ Avignon French Fodor's Choice

Whether you dine under the 14th-century coffered ceilings, surrounded by exquisite paintings and Renaissance tapestries or in the intimate garden under the walls of the Palais des Papes, the restaurant of the luxurious Hôtel de la Mirande transports you to another time. Chef Florent Pietravalle, who won a Michelin star in 2019, offers authentic and original haute cuisine dishes with a focus on local products: wild cèpes with caviar and razor clams; line-caught dorade with roasted cucumber and a Granny Smith apple emulsion; and aged beef with Jerusalem artichokes and wild blackberries. Foodies, take note: Tuesday and Wednesday dinners are table d'hôtes, and one week every month the restaurant's cooking school, La Table Haute, invites guest chefs to teach casual, multilingual cooking classes for 6–12 people around a large table in a charming, authentic 19th-century kitchen, followed by a convivial feast—there are classes for children, too.

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

Quick Facts

4 pl. de la Mirande
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  84000, France


Known For:
  • Michelin-starred chef
  • Unparalleled elegance
  • Chef's table and wonderful workshops around food and wine
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues., Wed., and 3 wks in Jan., Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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