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Restaurant "L'Eloge" in Vacqueras

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Restaurant "L'Eloge" in Vacqueras

cuisinedeprovence | Aug 5, 2009 05:23 AM

Friends had told me about it and yesterday we went for the first time to the newly opened restaurant "L'Eloge" in Vacqueras in Provence. Its interior is very cool and modern, totally un-Provençal and the chef Eric Balan serves the most unbelievably delicious food. I had tunafish tartar on an avocado mousse with fennel as a starter, a generous slice of hake with pistou sauce and vegetable puree and a cheese selection with a beautifully prepared roquette salad for the fixed menu price of € 29 - a bargain. My husband had a to die for foie gras, beef and also the cheese, our friends opted for the desserts - baba au rhum and an iced peach-soup - all you heard around the table were sighs of contentment. Lovely service, too. The total for 4 persons with 2 bottles of wine was € 210.
Since there are not too many exciting restaurant in this part of Provence (another exception to the rule is "L'Oustalet" in Gigondas) I just thought I'd let all you Chowhounds know. And no, I am in no way involved with this place!

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