Fodor's Expert Review L'Essentiel
This chic hot spot, steps from the Palais des Papes, is part of the "bistronomy" movement, which focuses on top-notch cooking, a casual atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Trained by Bardet and Senderens, chef-owner Laurent Chouviat makes his experience apparent with dishes like open ravioli with asparagus and petit pois (small peas) in a creamed basil sauce with garlic, or roasted cod with tomato confit, fresh coriander, and risotto. The quaint terrace on this side street will lure in passersby, but the romantic 17th-century interior courtyard will keep them coming back. Choose between two affordable set menus (€32 and €45).
2 rue Petite Fusterie
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 84000, France