Fodor's Expert Review L'Atelier de Nicolas
Laid-back and unpretentious as this space may be, when it comes to the food, chef Nicolas Epiard is on his toes, serving up traditional local cuisine with a flair and exuberance that makes the unassuming restaurant one of the best choices in town. Modern style, an open kitchen, and a chalkboard menu—and a bright outdoor terrace—add to the casual feel, while the warm and friendly service enhances the dining experience, but it's the freshness of the food that really shines. Try dishes like a meltingly tender slow-cooked bull (a local specialty) served with wild morels and a puree of root vegetables; or sea bass served with savory herb pistou (Provence's answer to pesto) and crisp local vegetables. Desserts like fig crumble or white chocolate mousse are hard to resist. All this washed down with a refreshing local rosé (the locally influenced wine list has plenty of choices by the glass) adds up to an exemplary dining experience that's easy on the wallet.
28 rue A. Lorraine
Aigues-Mortes, Occitania 30220, France
- Sophisticated dining in a friendly, casual atmosphere
- Wine list with lots of local options
- Excellent taureau (slow-cooked bull), a local specialty