September 14, 2009

More lavender and an amazing lunch in the South of France

On Friday, I showed you some lovely photographs of the gorgeous lavender fields in the South of France.  I wanted to share some more of that area's beauty with you and tell you of a fabulous inn and restaurant that we stopped at for lunch.  La Bastide de Moustiers,  located in the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is owned by the famed chef, Alain Ducasse, who bought the building in 1994 and transformed it into the charming place that it is today.  The kitchen is run by Alain Ducasse trained chef, Wilfrid Hocquet who changes the menu daily according to what is available in the vegetable garden and at the local market.  Needless to say, we enjoyed a most delicious meal.