I think the Sunday lunch is the best lunch of the week.
The weekend is well underway, the sleep-ins have helped, relaxation is foremost on the mind and the day is still well ahead of you.
I have a favourite place to lunch in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiquing town about 30 minutes away from Saint Remy de Provence.
This town, set on the Sorgue River, specialises in antiques and collectibles and on Sundays holds a flea market.
In summer the tables and chairs are arranged in the garden courtyard – it is so pretty and very shady – and such an oasis of comfort after the crowded market place.
The best thing is the set menu – no decision making – which I love; I am always happy to eat the chef’s choice and what I don’t have to think about.
Yesterday we were treated to a starter of pan fried girolles (a fine variety of French mushroom) followed by skewers of barbecued lamb and a salad of tabouli.
The desert was divine. It was delicious, creamy and citrusy.
The most interesting thing about this little taste of heaven was the fresh tarragon that was sprinkled on top.
This aromatic herb that hails from the daisy family, with an aniseed taste when uncooked, is quite fabulous when combined with something sweet.
After lunch more antiquing – this time in the warehouse style galleries nearby the restaurant.
A great combination… A flea market, a good lunch and more shopping, xv.
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