An 18th-century home surrounded by century-old cedars, a French garden, an immense kitchen garden, and vineyards as far as the eye can see…. Frédéric Biousse (formerly a fashion industry big-wig) and Guillaume Goucher (a gallery owner) took over the Domaine de Fonteneille in 2016, aiming to entice the high society from near and afar. Running the restaurant (named after Amélie, the granddaughter of the house’s founder), Michel Marini (ex-Ze Kitchen Galerie in Paris) stitches together fresh seasonal plates, which you can devour on the sublime terrace whenever the weather allows, which is often! The other evening, served à la carte: panisses that weren’t even greasy, with an anchovy mayonnaise for dipping; tandoori-fried prawns that were, unfortunately, a little shriveled; perfectly cooked chicken supreme with potato mousseline, roasted carrots and an excellent jus de cuisson; a good spelt wheat risotto topped with vegetables – carrots, peas, haricots verts…; before a hearty strawberry vacherin for dessert. // G.LeP.
FEELING THIRSTY? Organic wines from the Domaine de Fontenille available in all three colors (€6-9 a glass), a Vaucluse Clairette from the Domaine des Tours (€52 a bottle), a Gewurztraminer from Syvlie Spielmann (€68) or a more local Luberon red from La Bastide du Claux (€50).
PRICE: À la carte €34-50.