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$$$$ Valence Dinner Fodor's Choice

If you think the Pic empire has a lock on Valence gastronomy, think again: the extraordinary precision and refinement of Baptiste Poinot's cooking makes a foodie stopover in Valence an absolute must. Though the dining room itself is a bit on the quirky side, there is nothing to quibble over when it comes to the gorgeous presentation and scintillating tastes in dishes like melt-in-your-mouth trout fillet with salsify puree and crunchy grains of roasted buckwheat all in a cloud of curried foam. Desserts are equally tantalizing and the bountiful cheese cart is a sight to behold. The €38 lunch menu is a good introduction to this marvelous Michelin-starred cuisine.

Dinner Fodor's Choice French Intimate Lunch Prix-Fixe Romantic Service $$$$

Quick Facts

32 rue Grande
Valence, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  26000, France

04–75–56–08–40

baptistepoinot.com

Known For:
  • Exquisite presentation
  • Off-the-charts innovation
  • Exceptional cheese cart
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., and mid-Dec.–Jan.

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