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“wonderful culinary and cultural experience”

Le Jardin de la Tour
Ranked #122 of 621 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Two weeks ago we had an outstanding experience with a friendly and welcoming chef- Jean Marc Larrue.
It started with a fresh and a beautiful market at Avignon, the place that chef is getting his supplies for his great meal's. We got a great tour, with a lot of explanation's and also felt a little bit as a super star's, being around the chef (everyone smiled to him and greeted him).
After grabbing products we got a professional uniforms and started an interesting and full of professional information.
We spent an amazing time with the chef who is really a "peopleman", worm, simple, love to share with his experience of life and of course love to feed people.It was one of our best meals in Provence that we will never forget.
This experience is warmly recommended

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The restaurant was recommended by friends from NC who had visited last year. At the opposite end of the city from our hotel, it involved cab rides... and a long wait for a return cab, but was well worth it. The dinner was excellent - red fish medallions, a squash blossom stuffed with pureed red fish, roasted fennel bulb, all on a bed of zucchini and delicately seasoned with a saffron sauce - merveilleuse! And chef Jean Marc is a delight - so personable, charming, and talented. He selected our wines and was spot on. All in all, a great evening.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This restaurant was a little hard to find from our central location, but well worth the effort. Chef Larrue met us at the door and seated us. He asked us if we trusted him to pair his dishes of the night with his wines. We eagerly agreed. We started with the pickled garlic and olives, served with a peach sparkling wine. An interesting pairing, but good. I had the beef cheeks with foie gras and my wife had the duck confit. Chef Larrue paired these dishes with a Marquis de Sade Cotes du Rhone. It worked well with both. We were full, but decided to share a Lavendar creme brule. My wife tried glass of he Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Chef Larue was just off a teaching expedition to Kentucky and talked me into having a shot of Blanton's single barrel Kentucky bourbon with him. We were the last people in the restaurant or I doubt this would have occurred. It was a very unforgettable evening

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Chef Larue may be the most entertaining chef we have ever encountered. His kitchen is an amazing experience and the food exceptionally gourmand. We spent a leisurely lunch, experiencing the most amazing cooking class we have ever taken. Chef Larue packed so much information about food quality, preparation, kitchen safety, wine, etc. we were amazed and superbly entertained. His sense of humor mixed with a deep knowledge on a range of topics was impressive. And he'll introduce you to his adorable children. We won't forget what we learned nor will we soon forget the delicacies we tasted. What an experience!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Everone knows about the Bridge of Avignon, but not so many visitors know this hidden gem. It's well worth seeking out, because it's probably the best meal we had in Provence, a region whose cuisine is world famous. Even better than the food, the chef/proprietor is a friendly, welcoming soul who made us feel right at home while explaining regional specialties. The setting is great too-an old stone building, artfully decorated. I suspect this place has a great future!

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Thank Kay W
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