Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dinner on a Provencal farm

One of my favorite things we did was dinner on our last night.  We went up the mountain to Le Castelas in Sivergues.  The drive was a little hairy, but definitely worth it once we were there.  It was just getting dark as we got to the farm, which is a working goat farm.  

While the 2 men working didn't speak much English, we made it work ok.  We were greeted with a pitcher of sangria to enjoy outside while the sun set - that translates into any language!

For a long time, there was just 2 other couples there and us.  We all retreated inside with a beautiful fire.  

They just have a set menu each night, based on what's fresh in the markets and on the farm.  We started with all of this food!!  Pate, proscuitto, wonderful rustic bread, roasted red peppers, roasted fennel, and a pitcher of house wine. 

Dinner was roasted lamb.  It was amazing - the setting and the food were both fantastic.  Then they brought this huge platter of different goat cheeses, served with herbs and lavendar honey.

As we were enjoying the cheese, we got to talking with the 2 other couples who were there, and a big group of about 15 people came in for dinner.  They also have guest accommodations at the farm, and the big group was staying the night.  They were old college friends who get together a couple of times from all over Europe a year with their spouses and children - what a fun tradition! 

Desert was a simple apple tart, and the remainder of our house wine.   

The simplicity and authenticity of this restaurant was fantastic.  It's definitely an adventure to find, and very small and special. It was a fantastic last night in Provence! 


  1. Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing this adress!

  2. @Cuisine de Provence Oh Barbara, it's wonderful. You should definitely check it out - you'd love it!