Provence Series: Le 9

/ By Carmela| Daily Journal, Places Journal

 While visiting a few reception halls in the town of Forcalquier, we had lunch in this quaint restaurant called Le 9 located on a hill. It has this beautiful view of the town below and surrounding towns of Provence.

A very typical French restaurant/cafe where the menu is not 6 pages long just enough to fill a chalk board that the waiter brings from table to table. Which is quite refreshing compared to restaurants in Manila where after the 2nd page I don’t know what to order anymore. The other side of the chalk board had their “Menu Saveur” which changes during the season. This is the special menu that they create with the specialty of Provence and seasonal vegetables or fruits. During our visit it was dishes made with Figs. 

Dishes are simple French recipes but are full of flavor and just enough to fill you up.

Can’t wait to bring my friends to this restaurant next year.

’til next time!

Carmela

Provence Series: Le 9

 

The terrace seating

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Sculptures that great you as you enter the restaurant.

Provence Series: Le 9

 

The Chalkboard Menu with limited dishes.

Our Entrees (Appetizers in English):

 

Provence Series: Le 9

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Salade de Mesclun (which is a beautiful word for mixed greens) and Parmesan Crisps

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Entree Saveur: Tartine with Smoked Ham and Figs accompanied by mixed greens

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Tomato and Parmesan Crumble. Who knew that Crumbles could be savory too.

Our mains:

 

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Stuffed Veal Bundles with gravy flavored with sorrel which gave it a slight bitter taste.

 

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Simple plating for the Beef Tartare and look at how fresh the meat is!

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Gambas flambee in Pastis. If you visit the South of France you can not miss the opportunity to try their signature alcohol the Pastis which is an Anis based Liqueur.

Dessert time! My favorite part of any meal.

 

 

Provence Series: Le 9

 

White Chocolate Creme Brulee. Need I say more?

Provence Series: Le 9

 

Cafe Gourmand is the perfect dessert! You get to try mostly everything in the menu in small quantities and enjoy it with coffee. Wish more restaurants in the Philippines had this in their menu.

In clockwise order: white chocolate creme brulee, lava cake, fig tart and coffee ice cream.

 

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