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La Provence

25020 U.S. Hwy. 190 (Hwy. 59/Hwy. 434) Send to Phone
985-626-7662 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
La Provence is way off the beaten path, and well worth finding.

  Chef Erick Loos IV of La Provence was one of GAYOT's 2013 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.

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Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at La Provence, Lacombe, LA

La Provence Restaurant Review

: Colorful Provençal crockery and modern paintings brighten the interior of La Provence. Indeed, the restaurant would look perfectly at home in the French countryside. It is part of the John Besh collection, and chef Erick Loos IV commands the stoves. Each morning, the kitchen sources many ingredients --- including herbs, fruit and eggs --- from the small farm behind the restaurant. Meals begin with pâté and buttered toast. The menu changes periodically, but main courses have included rabbit braised with fennel and garlic (perhaps with oven-baked vegetables), milk-fed chicken over garden vegetables, and sautéed Gulf fish glistening with an herbed beurre blanc. Whole cooked rabbit with cabbage and spätzle reflect the German presence in this part of the world. Sweet offerings are classics with a twist, such as crème brûlée with red wine stewed berries or warm bread pudding with butter pecan whiskey sauce. The Rhône Valley and Provence supply most of the wine list, and there are plenty of by-the-glass options. Service is informal and well suited to the restaurant's style. The bar is among the most welcoming spaces in the building, apropos for an after-dinner liqueur or dessert wine. Try the Château La Fleur d’Or Sauternes 2009, a fine complement to the house wild berry sorbet.

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