Le Jardin de Berne, a Michelin-starred restaurant located in the heart of Provence, serves a selection of dishes centered around traditional Provencal cuisine. Chef Louis Rameau uses local produce from the gardens surrounding Château de Berne and works with local purveyors to craft his menu. We loved the garden-inspired setting and the unpretentious and earthy tableware. Several dishes are even served in large earthenware bowls. The menu features beautiful watercolor illustrations and offers the choice between two different menus or a la carte selections.
We began our meal with an amuse bouche of olives, tartlets, and smoked squash (pumpkin). It continued with a course of carrots featuring fried carrot chips, crispy trout, and a delicious lamb served alongside a slice of squash tart made of thin layers of squash.
Dinner commenced with an array of desserts, including a honeycomb ice cream, the chef’s signature chocolate dish, and a play on a tarte tatin. The wine pairings were unexpected, featuring a selection of French wines and even a cider from Normandy. You can also go into the wine cave and choose a wine from the large cellar.
Le Jardin de Berne, Chem. des Imberts, 83780 Flayosc, France
Note: Château du Berne provided support for the reporting of this story.