la cabro d’or – baumanière
by Abdon FLORES
It will always be a pleasure to find a good restaurant in areas where nobody expects to find even good roads. Well, such is the case in Les Baux-de-Provence, a zone reputed for its well preserved medieval town and for the astonishing rocky formations that surrounds it, Les Alpilles. In this small valley called upon Dante, Val d’Enfer, lies Baumanière, a sort of high level touristic development that has a couple of prestigious restaurants. One of them, La Cabro d’Or, shines due to its simple, tasty and fresh cuisine.
It’s been 15 years that chef Michel Hulin is in charge of this already well known culinary spot. The restaurant has a magnificent location, with a large terrace and a pond populated by ducks and swans. But of course, what actually really matters is what you get in your table. Now, a major ingredient in this cuisine is the AOC olive oil which is reputed on this region as one of best in France. It just gives the right taste to the dishes.
The menu includes: Wild shrimps “Carabineros” à la placha, langoustine raviolis with courgettes and leeks steamed with tarragon, Roasted John Dory filet, veal sweetbread caramelized with lemon confit, soft biscuit praline with a meringue shell… Actually, the menu changes every season since local products are used. Also, complete menus are proposed following the season, the mood and spirit of the day; or, the last innovation: a table d’hôtes, sort of self service buffet for a different and casual form of gastronomy.
From any perspective, if in the region, La Cabro d’Or is a very recommendable option to satisfy the desire for a high quality, not onerous cuisine.
More info: www.lacabrodor.com