Vaucluse: Five Restaurants That Marry Fine Cuisine with Fine Wine

Chat with great winemakers in the Vaucluse about where their incredibly happy clientele dine – those motivated by a self-conscious concern of marrying a good bottle with a good dish – and you hear several places echoing in your ears as you shuffle about for a pen and a piece of paper to put them to memory. For the establishments listed below, reservations are recommended.

Restaurant Gérard Alonso, Avenue du 19 Mars 1962, Sorgues, Menu lunch 35€, dinner 50€, Tel 04 90 39 11 02, Closed Sunday and Monday.  (The Avignon-based American sommelier Kelly McAuliffe is a fan of the cuisine of Gérard Alonso.)

Le Grand Pré, (photo l.) Route de Vaison-la-Romaine, Roaix, Restaurant Le Grand Pré, Menu  37-85€, Tel 04 90 46 18 12, Bistro Preface, Menus 29€- 39€, Tel 04 90 36 07 95, Email, website

(Unabashed hedonist Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate has popped into Le Grand Pré.)

Le Temps de Vivre, Hameau les Farjons, Uchaux, Menu 18€ to 39€, Closed Wed and Thurs lunch from Sept to April, Tel 04 90 40 66 00, Email Impressive bâtisse


Campagne, Vignes et Gourmandises, (photo r.) Route de Suze-la-Rousse, Sainte-Cecile-les-Vignes, Tel 04 90 63 40 11, Email, website

Lunch menus at 23€ and 17€, dinner menus at 34€ and 40€. Terrace. Intimate.



Au Fils de Temps, (photo l.) 73 Place Louis Giraud, Pernes les Fontaines, Menu lunch 19,50€, dinner 28€-35€, Tel: 04 90 30 09 48. Lively ambiance. Check out the Website

Note: This restaurant lost its one-star Michelin ranking two years ago yet has been packing in clients with a new chef.

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