Carpentras: La Maison Trévier

Carpentras: La Maison Trévier

Fashionable and very pretty though it may be, the Luberon is not always an easy place to find a great meal. Though many Luberon lovers turn up their noses at Carpentras, the big market town to the north, it’s actually a very pleasant place if you book in the right places—Gina Trévier’s charming maison d’hôtes (guest house) La Maison Trévier, in a beautiful 18th-century townhouse, for example. After working as a banker, Trévier succumbed to her love of both Provence and cooking and moved south four years ago. Today she gives cooking lessons and offers a different menu daily at the table d’hôtes in her charming home. On a warm night not long ago, it was a terrific meal of goat-cheese-seasoned whipped cream on radish soup, asparagus, and a wonderful paleron de boeuf in red wine sauce, all accompanied by excellent local wines.

36 pl du Docteur Cavaillon, Carpentras, Menus €28 and €55. Prices are per person without wine.

Originally published in the June 2010 issue of France Today

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