A mistral breeze blowing, blazing sunshine, singing cicadas, caravans covered in graffiti and an old broken-down tractor: welcome to chef Numa Testud’s version of Southern France! Served directly from the imposing open kitchen with its rusted sheet metal bar, we lunched on: a lovely scrubland rabbit terrine with the piquillo pepper, olive and giant caper combo adding some dynamite flavor; a fresh chilled tomato soup with zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta; crispy yet tender pork braised with spices, roasted shiitake mushrooms and unpeeled garlic cloves; before an indecently good roasted fig crumble with vanilla whipped cream. // J.-N.M.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a superb naturalist wine selection that really highlights regional winemakers: Casablanca, a red Duché-d’Uzès from Le Petit Malo (€3.50 a glass); a Terrasses-du-Larzac from the Domaine de Montcalmès (€35 a bottle); or Sol rosé vinified at the Domaine de l’Anglore, a new co-production between the owner and Eric Pfifferling (€30).
PRICE: À la carte €29-35.