Good food for me is an important ingredient in a good holiday, so the Englishman and I were delighted to find an excellent restaurant in Uzes called Le Comptoir du 7. It was recommended by an American lady, Barefoot Blogger , living in this beautiful city, and was one of the highlights of our holiday this year. Although we were on a social media detox, finding places to eat on the net was allowed.
Uzes, which has a rich history dating back to ancient times (before written records) is a small, very pretty, market town Northwest of Avignon. During our two week break we visited Uzes quite a few times because we were immediately charmed by its narrow streets and old towers. On our very first visit we found a cafe right by the market, Place aux Herbes, (I forget what it was called!), where we had many a mid-morning coffee. There are also countless excellent boulangeries, and the twice weekly markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays) are the best and largest in the area. (And we tried them all in the district of Gare!)
Below images from Uzes and the food market.
We visited Le Comptoir du 7 on our last but one day, the 14th July, when the residents and visiting tourists were preparing for the Bastille Day celebrations. Sadly, it was later that very same evening that the awful events in Nice unfolded, but at lunchtime we were still blissfully unaware of that.
Here are some pictures of our food: I had heritage tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil cream to start, while the Englishman had red pepper ravioli (just visible). My main course was white fish with fennel, while he had slow-cooked shin of pork. The Englishman and I shared a pudding of rhubarb three ways (not the share, the pudding!). Naturally all was washed down with some local rose and a rather good white and red. We have no idea what the wines were, apart from the fact that they were local. That’s the wonderful thing about dining out in Provence –the house wines by the glass or pichet are always excellent.
I’m missing Uzes already!