I'm actually quite surprised. She hasn't doled out this many since Spago (at least in LA, I think she gave Joel Robuchon in LV 4 Stars).
Has anyone been there lately? This reminds me of Bruni reviewing fantastically expensive places despite economic downturn. I know I won't be going anytime soon. No way I'm blowing all that cash (although if I had it, you know I would).
By the way, how do you pronounce Bastide? (I'm assuming like salt cod brandide and Candide, Voltaire's work, it's like Bas-TAHD, but it's probably most often pronounced bas-TEED).