Outstanding restaurants, with great wine lists! In and around Avignon, throughout the entire area, meet the Chefs who perpetuate the traditions of seasonal Provençal cuisine, discover their specialties and enjoy.
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Pascal Barnouin, feel at home!
In a winding little street just off Rue de la Carreterie, Pascal and Marie provide a warm welcome to their restaurant that makes you feel right at home. Normal, perhaps, for a restaurant with Home in its name “La Maison de la Tour”. Maybe it feels like home because Pascal and Marie work here all day, and live on the premises, in this beautiful venue, a bit off the beaten path, a respite from the Avignon Festival crowds in the summer, and warm and cozy in the winter for the big dining room has an enormous rotisserie. The spacious cuisine is open to diners who want to take a look around. Chef Pascal, an outgoing, friendly chef, works straight from the heart. He serves up Provence, and his menu reflects all the riches of this terroir: stuffed Provençal vegetables, daube, simmered dishes…
In wintertime, truffles are a featured ingredient in an entire range of dishes that are simply prepared to enhance the flavour of the truffle. Here, everything is homemade. This expresses both the family spirit of place and the authenticity sought by the Pascal and Marie Barnouin. The Chef is genuine and generous and does without the starched white chef’s jacket and hat. Pascal is a free spirt, he rebels against strict codes applied in the restaurant business. Pascal and Marie opened the restaurant and succeeded in just a few years’ time, in making into the place where food lovers come again and again … with friends, with the family, just the two of you, at different times of the week … the Sunday brunch, lunch under the flowering bower, or gastropub dinner. Come along. Take your time, and enjoy a dining experience that includes the dimension of feeling at home and among friends.