La Bastide De Moustiers

The ravishing restaurant at La Bastide De Moustiers is a culinary dream with rustic interiors. The 13 room inn is a romantic hillside hideaway with a prime Provençal postcode.

La Bastide de Moustiers is Alain Ducasse’s romantic hillside hideaway, and along with its obligatory wow-factor restaurant, the hotel showcases local craftsmanship, from the sheets to the teacups. The surroundings are spectacular – verdant fields, a dramatic gorge, limestone cliffs and a turquoise thermal pool nearby – and you could easily lose a day in the Bastide’s gardens.

Like the hotel, the restaurant is a love poem to the surrounding area.

Foodie credentials - Given that the owner of this romantic Provençal inn, Alain Ducasse, holds more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, it’s hardly surprising that the food is showstopping. The restaurant, headed by one of Ducasse’s protégés, Wilfred Hocquet, is a gastronome’s daydream that showcases the finest local produce in a daily changing menu of delectably inventive dishes. Vegetables, herbs and edible flowers are plucked from the gardens to ornament delectable dishes such as roasted young pigeon with polenta, beetroot and turnip. There’s no frippery or unnecessary extras; just simple, seasonal ingredients, intelligently prepared and served in a truly beautiful place.

Top tipple -Try the local beer flavoured with clear and unctuous lavender honey.

Highlights

 Winner of Best Hotel Restaurant at the Smith Awards 2013

— Garden-fresh herbs and vegetables

— Inspired seasonal menus.


Rates from £170.82 per night

To book this hotel visit mrandmrssmith.com.

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