Le Café de La Panacée
In the depths of the Centre d’Art Contemporain La Panacée, there’s a bubbling café (white walls, a wooden exoskeleton, a tiny tree-lined terrace) where Arnaud and Vlady Mirabel find the remedy for all hungry bellies, from the first morning coffee to the last post-dinner Calvados. So what did we eat for our apéro dînaitoire? Unfussy collectivist tapas: panko-breaded chicken over a pretty kaffir lime aioli; grilled sliced sausage, pan-fried cucumber and silky mustard; vinegary Greek-style vegetables; salacious patatas bravas; and chocolate sorbet for dessert. Or you could come for the nicely stitched together lunch option (goat cheese ravioli in vegetable broth, chuck steak with carrots and new potatoes, etc.). // A.A.
FEELING THIRSTY? Occitan La Gorge Fraîche beer that pays homage to the former mayor (€5 for 330 ml); Va Nu Pieds, a natural Gard red; homemade lemonade (€2)…
PRICE: Set menus €14-16 (lunch), kids’ menu €9, small plates €4-7 (dinner), brunch €18 (€20 with freshly squeezed orange juice).