Fodor's Expert Review La Cachette

$$$$ Valence Dinner Fodor's Choice
Set on the edge of Valence's Old Town, a few minutes from the Parc Jouvet, this hidden gem is one more reason to get thee to Valence. Chef Masashi Ijichi's Japanese roots and pedigreed French training (at the House of Pic) merge in a stunning cuisine that is virtuosic without being bombastic. Ijichi's delicate flavor pairings and poetic presentation rely on the intrinsic virtues of the freshest ingredients: an inky black sea urchin filled with golden pumpkin whipped cream and jellied lobster or white chocolate mousse and bright mango puree. The pared down dining room is an excellent backdrop to highlight the food, but be sure to leave some time, as this is a moment to savor.
Dinner Fodor's Choice French Lunch Prix-Fixe Quiet $$$$

Quick Facts

20 Rue Notre Dame de Soyons
Valence, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  26000, France

04–75–55–24–13

www.lacachette-valence.fr

Known For:
  • Virtuosic Japanese-inflected French cuisine
  • Laid-back dining room
  • Michelin star
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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