Posted by: Kristie | October 9, 2009

Today’s Lunch

For our final meal in France, we headed to the small town of Céreste to La Pastorale, a restaurant highly recommended by the woman we are renting our cottage from. The restaurant is owned and run by Jessica and Marteen, a couple from Holland. This was the best meal we had in Provence and a perfect way to end the trip. The food was exquisite, the hosts lovely and the value extraordinary. Our whole lunch, including one appetizer, two entrees, two desserts, a pichet of wine and one espresso came to €45 . Even with the exchange rate, that is a bargain and a half.
Grilled Scallops Appetizer

Brett's starter of perfectly cooked scallops in a tomato/pine nuts/basil oil sauce.

My extremely fresh red fish entree with some type of delicious sauce, green beans and a pesto stuffed tomato.

My extremely fresh red fish entree with some type of delicious sauce, green beans and a pesto stuffed tomato.

Brett's steak topped with a slightly cinnamony sauce, incredible pureed beets and parsnips.

Brett's steak topped with a slightly cinnamony sauce, incredible pureed beets and parsnips.

My trio of desserts: rich chocolate mousse, adorable creme brulee and creamy raspberry yogurt.

My trio of desserts: rich chocolate mousse, adorable creme brulee and creamy raspberry yogurt.

Brett ordered the full version of creme brulee. He practically licked the dish.

Brett ordered the full version of creme brulee. He practically licked the dish.

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Responses

  1. Hi Brett and Kristie,
    Lynne (the owner of the place you’ve stayed) gave me your URL. After reading it, our cheaks turned red of pride.
    Thank you very much for publishing this and thank you very much for appreciating our food and service.
    We hope to see you again once,
    Kind regards,
    Jessica and Maarten

  2. I’ve had lunch and diner at La Pastorale for many times and I couldn’t agree more!!

    femke


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