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A seasonal dish from Mickaël Féval in Aix-en-Provence, France
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South of France Restaurant Finds

By Hideaway Report Editor

November 6, 2017

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In addition to some notable hotel restaurants, these were our favorite dining discoveries in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur that we found during our trip for the November 2017 Hideaway Report.

AM par Alexandre Mazzia

In addition to some notable hotel restaurants, these were our favorite dining discoveries in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur that we found during our trip for the November 2017 Hideaway Report.

AM par Alexandre Mazzia

A vegetal crisp from AM par Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille, France AM par Alexandre Mazzia

Chef Alexandre Mazzia’s simply decorated modern bistro in a residential district of Marseille has been a hit ever since it opened in 2014, owing to his intriguingly creative contemporary Provençal cooking. Regularly changing tasting menus are served, but dishes like roast suckling pig with eggplant and combava (an Asian citrus fruit), and red mullet on a bed of broccoli purée with chocolate and cherries, display his inventive cooking style.

AM par Alexandre Mazzia
9 Rue François Rocca, Marseille. Tel. (33) 4-91-24-83-63.

Jean-François Bérard

Chef Jean-François Bérard of Hostellerie Bérard & Spa in La Cadière d’Azur, France Hostellerie Bérard & Spa

Located in one of the prettiest villages in the Var, this casually elegant dining room is an ideal choice for lunch. Chef Jean-François Bérard specializes in light southern French dishes like delicious red mullet with fennel in a seafood bouillon.

Jean-François Bérard
6 Rue Gabriel Péri, La Cadière d’Azur. Tel. (33) 4-94-90-11-43.

Mickaël Féval

A seasonal dish from Mickaël Féval in Aix-en-Provence, France Stefan Hoareau

Located in the historic center of Aix-en-Provence, this new restaurant is run by a chef who previously cooked at Antoine, the renowned seafood restaurant in Paris. Chef Mickaël Féval serves excellent prix fixe menus that run to dishes like sea bass carpaccio with lemon and horseradish cream, boned pork knuckle with foie gras, and roasted rack of veal with spelt, pumpkin and green onion.

Mickaël Féval
11 Petite Rue Saint-Jean, Aix-en-Provence. Tel. (33) 4-42-93-29-60.

La Rastègue

Outdoor dining at La Rastègue La Rastègue

Chef Jérôme Masson’s succulent cooking uses the very best local seasonal produce and has included dishes like grilled John Dory with a sauce vierge (chopped tomatoes and basil in olive oil), and pan-roasted pork with olive juice and polenta.

La Rastègue
8 Boulevard du Levant, Bormes-les-Mimosas. Tel. (33) 4-94-15-19-41.

Le Relais des Maures

This long-established auberge, in a tile-roofed villa by the coast road, serves hearty Provençal cooking. Try the fish soup, octopus risotto, sea bream with white wine-braised vegetables, and goat cheese with fennel sorbet.

Le Relais des Maures
1 Avenue Charles Koecklin, Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer. Tel. (33) 4-94-05-61-27.

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