Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Michelin: Best Meal Deals for 2010

Yesterday Michelin released Bonnes Petites Tables du Guide Michelin 2010, listing all the restaurants in the newest Michelin Guide France 2010 with the Bib Gourmand label.

The Bib Gourmand signifies "the best affordably priced restaurants" chosen by Michelin's inspectors, where diners will find excellent value for money.

The new Michelin Guide France 2010, known as the Guide Rouge, will be published next month.

Bib is short for Bibendum, the widely recognized character created in 1898 by the Michelin brothers André and Edouard. The Bib Gourmand label and symbol was created in 1997.

Bonnes Petites Tables contains all the Bib Gourmand restaurants for 2010. There are 555 restaurants (including 105 new entries) that meet the criteria: a three-course menu for less than €29 euros on weekdays and €33 euros on weekends (outside the Paris area) and less than €35 euros (in Paris).

Restaurants in Bonnes Petites Tables are organized by region, with cities listed in alphabetical order within each region. Each description presents the style of cooking, typical dishes, décor and practical information. The book, in French only, went on sale yesterday priced at €15.90 euros.

And since I live only to please you, gentle reader, I asked the kind folks at Michelin to provide me with a list of all the Bonnes Petites Tables in the Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur (PACA) region this year--and it appears below. A star means the restaurant is new to the Bib Gourmand this year. Bon App!

Alpes de Haute-Provence (04)
Castellane/La Garde Auberge du Teillon
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie/Treille Muscate*

Les Hautes-Alpes (05)
Briançon/Le Péché Gourmand
Puy-Saint-Vincent/La Pendine
Saint-Crépin/Les Tables de Gaspard*
Saint-Disdier/La Neyrette
Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur/Les Chenets
Serre-Chevalier/Le Monêtier-les-Bains La Table de Chazal

Les Alpes-Maritimes (06)
La Colle-sur-Loup/Le Blanc Manger *
Gilette / Vescous La Capeline
Mandelieu / La Napoule Les Bartavelles*
Menton / Monti Pierrot-Pierrette*
Nice/Au Rendez-vous des Amis
Nice/Les Pêcheurs*
La Roquette-sur-Siagne/La Terrasse*
La Turbie/Café de la Fontaine
Vence/Le Vieux Couvent

Les Bouches-du-Rhône (13)
Aix-en-Provence / Le Canet L'Auberge Provençale
Eygalières/Sous Les Micocouliers
Fontvieille/Le Patio
Fontvieille/La Table du Meunier
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer/Hostellerie du Pont de Gau

Le Var (83)
Bandol/Le Clocher
Draguignan/Flayosc L'Oustaou
Fayence/La Table d'Yves
Gassin/Auberge la Verdoyante
Le Luc/Le Gourmandin
Rians/La Roquette

Le Vaucluse (84)
Carpentras /Beaumes-de-Venise Dolium*
Gigondas/Les Florets
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue/L'Oustau de l'Isle
Orange/Au Petit Patio*
Orange/Le Parvis
Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes/Campagne, Vignes et Gourmandises
Uchaux/Côté Sud
Uchaux/Le Temps de Vivre
Vaison-La-Romaine/Le Brin d'Olivier*
Vaison-la-Romaine, Séguret/Le Mesclun
Villars/La Table de Pablo


  1. Thank you for sharing this information with us ! I plan to visit your beautiful region this year and am therefor very grateful for this kind of insider tips :-)
    Have a nice week !

  2. Thanks for this list, I'm always on the lookout for new places to try.

  3. Hey, thanks for publishing the list for Provence. I was asked a couple of weeks ago, what was my best new restaurant find on our visit to Provence this past November and I said "Le Brin d'Olivier" in Vaison la Romaine. I am pleased to see that the Michelin inspector agreed with my evaluation.

  4. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for visiting my blog and website! Nice to meet you and see your lovely blog!


  5. Merci for letting us know about this - I'll head to the librarie tomorrow and get my copy! Perfect to tuck away for traveling 'round the countryside.

  6. Good to discover you and your work, but why so late? We obviously have so much in common! I'll be reading you :-)

  7. Hi ,
    hmm a gud info ..and its nice to see such detailed information u have over all the aspects of the book , I just loved the way you wrote it ..

    will check out your other posts soon.

  8. I've fuond this blog and it's very usefull..!!

    Maybe this summer i'll visit Provence again and this blog iss the right blog to follow!!


  9. Julie thanks for great resource!

    bon appetit! Kit

  10. Hi Julie!
    Love their guides. I am dying to go back to the south again I just love those 3 course lunches around 16 Euros they are fantastic! There was one we got in Paris, avocado salad, entrecote steak with potatoes, and tarte tatin...16.5 Euros.How bad is that???Le Pre Verre 8 Rue Thenard, in the 5th. You would love this place.....

  11. Thanks for sharing. And..good to know that someone lives to please me. lol.



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