Le Saint Hubert
After driving across France in an RV in order to meet the country’s best producers, Lise Kvan (ex-Astrance and Holybelly 5) and Eric Montéléon (ex-Carré des Feuillants and Relais de la Poste in Magescq) have finally settled down in Provence. Since June 2019, they’ve been reviving a historic 18th-century inn in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, which features a well-preserved bistro dining room, a second one that’s had a modern makeover (all-white walls, poetic light fixtures by Céline Wright) and a terrace with wow-inducing views of the Luberon. On the €29 menu the night we went: a refreshing skate and preserved red pepper terrine with anchovy mayonnaise and pickles; perfectly cooked duck breast with a miraculous plum sauce, sautéed carrots and potatoes; before a sinful chocolate mousse with whipped cream and hazelnut crumble. At lunch, the plates are a little more like something you’d make at home (tomato salad, Provencal stew, free-range roasted chicken, etc.), and from June to August, breakfast is served in the sun: omelets, homemade granola, fresh fruit… The ultimate tip: they plan on opening rooms for rent in summer 2020. // Marc Fournié
FEELING THIRSTY? An original, locally-made sparkling rosé from the Domaine de Tara (€6 a glass), an expressive Alpilles white from the Domaine de Lansac (€22 a bottle) or a classic Bandol red from the Domaine Tempier (€59).
PRICE: À la carte €24-32 (lunch), set menus €25-29-35 (dinner). Breakfast €6-8.