Top 5 Foodie Experiences of 2009

Written by Provence Confidential. Posted in Tours & things to do

Top 5 Foodie Experiences of 2009

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the very best things we did over the course of 12 months. As there are so many I decided to start making my list be category. So this is for foodies who plan a trip to Provence.

Chateau d’Arnajou – the most spectacular setting for a cooking class. This chateau is built on roman ruins and surrounded by incredible basins. Simply stunning scenary and the perfect location for a Provencal cooking class.

Domaine de la Citadelle – the most welcoming vineyard in Provence. A fine production of reds, whites and roses are produced by the Rousset-Rouard family. Conveniently located in the heart of the Luberon just a few kilometres from Menerbes one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Domaine de Valdition offered the most instructive olive oil tasting. They produce the AOC Vallée des Baux olive oil and took the time to explain in detail the difference between the different oils on hand. Warm welcome and a wonderful setting on the outskirts of St. Remy.

Pierre Reboul the most flavourful mix of tastes and textures of any meal. The decor of the restaurant which mixes vaulted ceilings with modern lighting and furniture gives you some indication of the culinary direction. French cuisine revisited by molecular cooking.

Le Castelas – the most spectacular cheese platter I have ever seen or tasted in my 16 years in France. If only you could taste the picture above.