I'm not the biggest fan of heavy French dishes, which is why I love Provencal cuisine. The food is lighter and more reminiscent of Italy and the Mediterranean. On our first day in Provence this past March, we had lunch on the terrace of a hotel in Les Baux. The restaurant of La Reine Jeanne was unassuming but the cuisine was impressive. It was here that I indulged in the best aioli of my life, served simply with vegetables. The requisite rosé made the rounds and we enjoyed fresh local food and drink under the warm Provencal sun.
Hostellerie de la Reine Jeanne is located at the beginning of the town in les Baux de Provence.