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Foods and Wine in Provence

“Aioli”- South of France Specialty

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Aioli or aïoli is a Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil and, in some regions other emulsifiers such as egg. The sauce’s names mean “garlic and oil” in Provençal. Current versions of the French-Provençal sauce are typically closer to a garlic mayonnaise incorporating also egg yolks, and lemon juice. There are many variations, such as adding lemon juice or other seasonings. In France it can include mustard. It is served with steam veggies, fish, seafood, egg.

47 chefs awards listed in the 2013 Michelin guide

Alain Ducasse is not the only 3 stars chef on the French Riviera. Since February 18 2013, Arnaud Donckele of “La Vague d’or” in Saint-Tropez has entered the exclusive club of the stars awarded French restaurants.

There are now 27 in France.

In the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments, there are 47 chefs listed in the 2013 Michelin Guide, from Menton to Castellet.

There are 10 two-stars and 35 one star.

Click on the stars in the map below to view informations (in French).


The stars awarded chefs in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments listed on the 2013 Michelin guide

Food and Wine in Provence

Sanary Restaurants and Cafes

Provence lavender Biscuits

If lavender is commonly used in fragrances of different kinds – from perfumes to toilet sprays, it is rarely used in food. But the delights of lavender do not stop at its smell. Eating lavender is great too.

Ingredients:
125g of melted butter (unsalted)
1 egg
250g of flour
100g of sugar
1 tablespoon of dried lavender

Rub the butter together with the sugar and the egg until you reach an even texture. Add in the flour (all at once) and use your finger tips to knead the dough. Add flour if too sticky. When the dough has reach the consistency you like, add in the lavender. Cut the dough in half and put one of them in the fridge (brave chefs can skip that bit as I often do).

Preheat the oven gas mark 7/ 180° C /350 °F/, put a baking sheet on a baking tray. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until the dought is relatively thin, less than half a centimeter. Use a glass to cut the biscuits in a nice round shape and a knife to transfer them onto your baking sheet. Don’t forget the other half of the dough in the fridge and proceed in the same way. Bake for about 15 minutes until the side and the bottom of the biscuits are golden brown. Let them cool on a rack. Transfer onto a nice plate with some fresh lavender.

A specialty of Avy Bakery in Sanary is the Lavender Torte – A frangipane paste, dried lavender flowers and raspberry jam…

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Provence wines and Drinks

Provence fruits and vegetables

  • Melons
  • Watermelons
  • Citrus
  • Figs

Provence olives

Provencal Specialties

  • Bouillabaise
  • Ratatouille
  • Soupe de Poissons / Rouille
  • Aioli
  • Pan Bagna
  • Fougasse
  • Tropezienne

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Sanary-sur-mer: Restaurants

Provencal and Specialty Restaurants

Le Bard'O – Tel 04 94 88 42 56

Le Mas de la Frigoulette – Tel 04 94 74 13 46

Bon Abris – Tel 04 94 74 02 81

Restaurant de La Tour – Tel 04 94 74 10 10

La Savane – Tel 04 94 74 31 15

Le Bistrot de la Mer – Tel 04 94 88 11 99

L'Equateur – Tel 04 94 74 02 57

Le Castel – Tel 04 94 29 82 98

Le Provencal – Tel 04 94 74 11 93

Un Coin de Table – Tel 04 94 74 00 37

Aliette et son Assiette – Tel 04 94 88 08 94

Creperie le Galion – Tel 04 94 34 72 31

Embargo QG – Tel 04 94 74 57 27

La Cour Fleurie – Tel 04 94 88 08 05

La Fenice – Tel 04 94 74 00 54

La Flambee – Tel 04 94 74 17 74

La Pitchouline – Tel 04 94 88 10 00

Le Baroudeur – Tel 04 94 88 32 55

Le Bonzai – Tel 04 94 74 22 22

Le Cabanon – Tel 04 94 74 64 17

Le Galli – Tel 04 94 88 20 59

Le Grillon – Tel 04 94 88 05 51

Le Petit En'K – Tel 04 94 74 66 57

Le San Lazzaro – Tel 04 94 88 41 60

L'Entr'Act – Tel 04 94 74 03 84

Les Dominos – Tel 04 94 25 50 08

Les Trois Tonneaux – Tel 04 94 74 47 11

L'Esplanade – Tel 04 94 74 08 56

L'Ocean Jazz -Tel 04 94 07 36 11

Meli Melo – Tel 04 94 88 18 36

Mezzanotte – Tel 04 94 88 16 00

Muscade – Tel 04 94 74 08 45

Restaurant Aricot – Tel 04 94 74 10 33

Restaurant du Theatre – Tel 04 94 88 04 16

Le Buffet de Quentin – Tel 04 94 32 78 81

La Kima Plage (Beach Restaurant) – Tel 04 94 74 50 90

La Plage Doree (Beach Restaurant) – Tel 04 94 29 83 87

La Roche Taillee (Beach Restaurant) – Tel 04 94 29 90 14

L'Endroit – Tel 04 94 32 21 14

Les Saveurs de Suzon – Tel 04 94 34 72 74

Restaurant Toi et Moi – Tel 04 94 88 06 29

Sanary Coquillages – Tel 06 81 93 09 31

La Marine – Tel 04 94 74 10 06

La Churinga – Tel 04 94 74 49 56

Le Dragon d'Or – Tel 04 94 74 03 26

Lou Calou – Tel 04 94 74 50 13

Mas de Pierredon – Tel 04 94 30 94 00

L'Abri Cotier – Tel 04 94 88 16 98


Pizzeria

Chez Mico – Tel 04 94 74 16 73

Chez Robert & Jeannette – Tel 04 94 74 37 00

Les Delices de Bea – Tel 06 63 76 91 55

Chez Ciccio – Tel 04 94 88 26 45

La Trattoria – Tel 04 94 25 53 33

Video Pizza – Tel 04 94 74 28 79

Pizza de la Tour – Tel 04 94 74 56 36

Gil Pizza – Tel 04 94 25 59 23

Cafe / Bar

Au Rendez-vous – Tel 04 94 25 83 75

Bar des Embiez – Tel 04 94 74 13 45

Bar de la Marine – Tel 04 94 74 10 06

Starter – Tel 04 94 74 60 99

Yachting Bar – Tel 04 94 74 11 65

Bar des Sports – Tel 04 94 74 00 41

La Taverne du Soleil – Tel 04 94 74 05 40

Le National – Tel 04 94 74 20 10

Le Ritz – Tel 04 94 74 01 41

Le Rouveau – Tel 04 94 74 08 44

Cafe de Lyon – Tel 04 94 74 00 38

La Gavroche – Tel 04 94 74 58 51

Le Port Issol – Tel 04 94 74 11 23

Mac Sym's Cafe – Tel 04 94 74 45 34

La Vague Bleue – Tel 04 94 74 36 38

L'Hippocampe – Tel 04 94 26 41 93

L'Omnibar – Tel 04 94 32 05 69

O Mani – Tel 04 94 88 43 94