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  • Writer's pictureMartine Bertin-Peterson

Where I'm eating now - Provence Part II

L'Aile out la Cuisse

L'Aile ou la Cuisse, in the heart of Saint Rémy, is a fun, casual, bustling family owned bistro. It is an excellent choice for lunch or for dinner and reservations are strongly advised. The restaurant's name translates to "the wing or the thigh" and true to its name, "l’incontournable coquelet rôti" ("an unmissable roasted young cockerel") served with puréed potatoes and a foie gras sauce is a popular menu item.

l'Incontournable coquelet roti" at L'Aile out la Cuisse

The 37 euro menu includes a choice of 4-5 starters, 4-5 main courses (in addition to the cockerel, fish, lamb and pork dishes are offered) and a choice of remarkable desserts.

Dessert window

You may think you are stuffed, but after being accompanied by your waiter to make a selection from the dessert window, you will somehow find room for a decadent chocolate treat, a beautiful fruit tart or a whipped cream-filled fancy.

The small village of Eygalières holds its colorful weekly market on Friday morning. After a shopping trip though the busy town center, the shady patio of Sous les Micocouliers, with its leafy 200 year-old trees, offers a welcoming respite. The restaurant sources it vegetables, fruits and edible flowers from its own vast, organic gardens a few kilometers away.

Sous le Micocouliers

The restaurant offers a bargain 2 course, 23 euros menu at lunch during the week and also offers a 35 menu featuring 3 courses every day for lunch and for dinner.

Dine at the homey, off-the-beaten track Moulin de Sophie in Saint Rémy and you'll likely be the only tourists there.

Le Moulin de Sophie

Situated in an old mill, this has been the scene of numerous restaurants over the years. Today, the vines have grown in and the patio arbor is a delightful spot to enjoy local specialities like tellines, tiny clams in a garlic and herb sauce.

There's a hand-written daily menu featuring market fresh seafood, produce and meats. Cédric mans the kitchen while Sophie handles the front of the house. Order a la carte or from the well-priced menu.

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