1. Restaurants
  2. Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  3. Département du Vaucluse (84)
  4. City of Avignon
  5. Avignon (84000)

Le Violette

The pitch? Sheilded from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Hôtel de Caumont’s shady terrace charms customers with its modern fusion menu concocted by Nicolas Samurkas (ex-Tokyo Eat in Paris). The day we went for lunch: salmon gravlax sashimi titillated by a white cabbage salad with teriyaki sauce (€15); crispy lamb pastilla with well balanced aromatics, plus a green salad with pomegranate seeds (€19); and creamy tapioca pearls with coconut milk and a tangy strawberry chutney (€8). In the glasses? Craft Meduz beers from Uzès (€5), (mostly) organic wines from the region (an Alpilles from the Domaine de Lansac at €4 a glass, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, L’Or de Line at €41 a bottle) or homemade Rouge Passion juice (€6). Dish of the day €13 (weekday lunch), à la carte €30-48. // M.F. 

Getting there

Restaurant Le Violette
5, rue Violette
TEL: +33 4 90 85 36 42