Our story

Offer quality cuisine (fresh and seasonal products) at a reasonable price.

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The region of Aix en Provence is rich in gastronomic product allowing us to realize every day tasty cooking.

A contemporary decoration, an author's food and a service always happy

The open kitchen allows us to be completely transparent with our customers.

You can see us working and even come and talk with the chef ...

... maybe even give him one or two recipes!

We opened our restaurant on May 26, 2012

It's been 7 years now that we serve you a different menu every 2 weeks.

And each time it's a mix of originality, creativity and taste that may not be found at home.

We work in a family and sharing spirit. Many of our clients have become our friends and it is not uncommon to meet someone talking to the chef at the doors of the kitchen.

All our passion for this profession and our generosity, we try to transmit it to you through our cooking as well as our welcome.

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The couple Julie and Joan Sampietro (managers of the restaurant)
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Discover an establishment with a warm environment and lively food.

Our favorite quote

Gastronomy is the art of using food to create happiness.
Théodore Zeldin, [Historian, sociologist and philosopher]

Our philosophy

We want to take a holistic approach from product culture to the plate

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Fresh and seasonal products

Here we do not cheat on quality, we offer a market cuisine whose menu changes regularly with the seasons and products!

True homemade

We prepare ourselves all the food in the restaurant, with first choice products, coming from the local and regional producers.
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Premium Quality

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Our restaurant is accessible to people with reduced mobility and our restaurant is air-conditioned.

The word of the cook

Passionate about cooking since my youngest age, I quickly integrated a cooker school to become a cook.

My first experience at the age of 15 was in the very prestigious house of Bernard Loiseau "The Gold Coast".
I then had the chance to do my classes with great chefs and renowned restaurants like Alain Ducasse at "La Bastide de Moustier", Jany Gleize "La Bonne Etape", Olivier Brulard "La Reserve de Beaulieu", Jean- Paul Lacombe "Léon de Lyon", the Port Palace in Monaco ... All these experiences allowed me to acquire technique and creativity.

Today I use all this to offer you a traditional French cuisine first and foremost to which I always add a touch of creativity, of madness! I am often told that my cooking is generous.

During 2014, I had the honor to see me award the distinction of young talent France, hope region PACA and 2 toques by the guide Gault&Millau.
Several articles have been devoted to us and it is always a great pleasure to share my passion, my career.

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Make a reservation

We are at your disposal if you wish to reserve a table in our establishment.
Or call us directly +33 (0)4 42 58 78 56
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4, rue Lieutaud
13100 Aix-en-Provence

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Horaires du restaurant

Lundi au Samedi 12:00-13:30 / 19:30-21:30
Dimanche 12:00-13:30
Fermé : Mardi / Mercredi toute la journée
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