1. Restaurants
  2. Région Languedoc-Roussillon
  3. Département du Gard (30)
  4. City of Sauve
  5. Sauve (30610)

Au Bon Jaja

High up in Sauve on this small village square lined with plane trees and decorated with a fountain, wine barrels and lanterns, you’ll find Emily Schons and Léo Zamponi, who keep their terrace hydrated with good naturalist wines. As for the food, it’s all locally sourced: the latter pillages the local markets, while the former stitches together unfussy dishes. The other night, after an ingenious charcuterie platter, we had: a hearty brandade de morue with bergamot-infused oil and mixed greens from Oustalet; tender sautéed veal from a farm in the Lozère, with moist polenta, tomatoes and citrus; a “ja-jardinière” plate with a Levantine feel – herbed chickpeas, roasted beets and cauliflower, tahini, quinoa tabbouleh, spiced carrots and a soft-boiled egg; before a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, or a chocolate pudding with whipped cream and a giant almond tuile for dessert. // T.M.

FEELING THIRSTY? Over 120 references, which are very much centered around fine vintages: a Languedoc red from the Clos des Calades or a white from the Mas des Agrunelles (€5 and €2.50 a glass), a Côtes-du-Rhône red from Elodie Balme (€18 a bottle), an Aude white from Jean-Baptiste Senat (€31), a Tavel from Pfifferling (€35)… It’s also worth noting that the bottles can be taken to go. Credit cards not accepted.

PRICE: Platters of cheese and charcuterie €12, mains €9.50 to €17.50, desserts €7.

Getting there

Restaurant Au Bon Jaja
Pl. du Docteur Jean Astruc
Sauve
(30610)
France
43.9401173
3.9495084
MOBILE: +33 6 70 07 77 00