La Courtille

La Courtille (Tavel)

  • Date
  • share

In this old white stone silkworm farm (a sculpted wooden door, a big raftered dining room) in the land of rosé, Natalia Crozon sends out beautiful, delicious dishes made with carefully selected ingredients – fish from Le Grau-du-Roi, small farm-raised meats, vegetables from the Ferme La Reboule…. The night we went, seated on the terrace in the shade of the hundred-year-old cedar: a generous vitello tonnato or a tempting caponata; very tender veal hanger steak or golden meagre steak cooked in butter with small potatoes and butter-glazed vegetables; before an excellent apricot cake. The lunch menu might feature something like beef tongue in an herbed vinaigrette; stuffed cabbage; and a quince-orange compote with whipped cream for dessert. // J-N.M.

FEELING THIRSTY? Locally sourced naturalist wines: a Jajatoès white from Lori Haon (€5 a glass), a Tavel from the Château de Manissy (€27 a bottle), a Châteauneuf-du-pape from the Domaine de Villeneuve (€45)… As for the legendary Pfifferling, ask for it expressly, because it no longer features on the menu (a victim of its own success!).

PRICE: Menu €19 (weekday lunch), à la carte €31-48 (dinner).

Late-night munchies?

Le Fooding’s 2023 Guide is ready to dazzle with its brilliant selection of the year’s latest hotspots, including 500 restaurants, bars, bedrooms, shops and cellars across France; a highly-anticipated award’s list; and ever-more enlightening in-depth articles sprinkled throughout the extravagant, 228-page edition of the yearly magazine, illustrated by the crème de la crème of emerging artists.

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.