We were recommended to a restaurant, ‘Auberge des carrières’ in the small village of Les Taillades, 4 kilometres to the east of CavaillonBut before diving in for lunch we thought we should check out the tiny ancient village, once renowned for its stone quarrying. The outskirts do not hint at the beauty of the old part of the village.
The former quarry is now used for concerts in summer.
The church was rebuilt around 1742
Many of the houses including the ancient chateau
are in private ownership
The history of the village is evident by the amazing stone formations and signs of quarrying.
And so to lunch, like the approach to the village the exterior conceals the charm of the interior and exterior of the restaurant and the meal to come.
At lunchtime, a three course menu at 20€ is outstanding value especially for the quality of the food, service and ambience.
The interior is smart and welcoming, the spacious terrace
has shading and a nice outlook over the garden
My starter was superb ……..poached eggs in a pea velouté
And Karen had a croustillant de chevre
followed by dos de cabillaud with quinoa, vegetables and a lightly spiced sauce.
I had the chicken cordon blue which was very good and a tasty but not overly well presented chocolate and orange dessert.
Overall, Niels in the kitchen and Virginia serving out front, both from Belguim, do a great job. We arrived just after noon and the restaurant was empty, by 12.30 the terrace was full – so book in advance. I am sure dinner in the evening would be just as good.