Clos Violette Jean Marc Banzo Jean-Marc Banzo Le Clos de la Violette

Le Clos de la Violette

10, av. de la Violette
13100 Aix-en-Provence
+33 (0)4 42 23 30 71
Cuisine: French / Provençal
The wine list hews to the regional line with a passionate selection of wines.
Openings: Closed Sun.-Mon., 3 wks. Aug. Open until 9:30pm


Le Clos de la Violette, Aix-en-Provence, france

Le Clos de la Violette Restaurant Review:

On this side of the Avenue de la Violette, all goes very well thank you. Although one can sometimes reproach Chef Jean-Marc Banzo a bit for a lack of harmony (the elements gathered together do not always form a whole), this kitchen is eminently sympathetic, jovially Provençal, and slick when it comes to associating these modern rhythms to the soft music of the soil: the socca wafer and skewer of with pork foot croustillant, the petit bateau sole with figatellis croutons, the lamb with a zucchini pesto. The flavors are well expressed--the mullet is splendid with its calamari plancha and its poutargue tartine. The wine list is large and exemplary with precision in choice with Burgundies in particular but also, naturally, Provençal wines, where excellent bottles are proposed around €50 euros (Revelette, Simone, Hauvette, Grand Seuil, cuvée des Filles de Valdition...). The service is of a high level.

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