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La Table de Pol – wine bar and restaurant in Lorgues

Quality of ingredients, good service, and a relaxed atmosphere is what you can expect here at the wonderful La Table de Pol in Lorgues.  It’s a little escape, like something we’d find nearer to the coast here or on a beach.  Lots of stretching room, super comfy tables and chairs, benches with cushions for your aperitifs, and a cozy wine bar indoors for a more romantic feel; perfect for couples.

On the menu – there is a choice of moderately priced 3 course menus, but not too much, which is what we like. Dishes include herring salad with crunchy topping, mozzarella and tomato salad (nicely presented), mini octopus in a light dressing, salmon (Asian style) marinated in soy and cooked to perfection, a creamy chicken with lime, and other meat dishes. Desserts were tarte tatin, mango and chocolate mousse, and a salted butter caramel gooey cake which was to-die-for!! As a bonus, they had salt crystals on every table that looked more like large pink crystal rocks but with the little grating dish. You can have “fresh salt”…that’s if you need it, of course, but what a novelty!

They have a good wine selection – for an uplifting rosé try the Chateau des Sarrins with your salad or aperos. Great, attentive service, simple but very tasty food and an uncrowded seating arrangement made for a perfect lunch experience. I give it high recommendation!

Market day in Lorgues is Tuesdays in case you come out this way during the week and wish to shop before hand. Lorgues is a proper town with close to 10K population so there’s a lot going on here: lots of shops, restaurants, and services. It’s about a 20 mins’ drive from Cotignac.

La Table de Pol: 18 Boulevard Georges Clemenceau, 83510 Lorgues Tel: 04 94 47 08 41

La Crémaillère in Le Val

Authentic and tasty Provençale dishes with a little twist; this restaurant is not fancy but it’s got a talented chef that knows how to satisfy even the most fussy diners. Their baked crab ravioli (Ravioli de tourteaux) is my favourite dish there and their salads are amazing too. Fresh fish, a wonderful duck-breast with fennel dish plus yummy vegetable accompaniments and a great lunch menu. Add to that friendly service and good wine choices – what’s not to like? Worth a visit!

La Crémaillère (just 14 mins drive from Cotignac towards Bri

gnoles)
23, rue Nationale
83143 Le Val
Tel : 04 94 86 40 00

http://www.lacremaillere-leval.fr/

Cotignac’s Autumn Food Festival

The sun came out to shine on some very colourful food at stands on the Cours Gambetta in Cotignac the 5th of October. Every year at this time the village celebrates the flavours of Autumn and this year saw it’s 10th anniversary! There was also a soup competition by local amateur chefs (an American with her tomato-curry soup won this year) as well as a huge meal organised by the Tourist office and even a celebrity television chef (Ruben Sarfati) who demonstrated his culinary talents by cooking cray-fish ravioli in front of a crowd. Continue reading Cotignac’s Autumn Food Festival