We had a delicious meal in this small and pleasant restaurant in the old area of Aix, owned and enthusiastically run by two young men, the chef and the friendly and helpful sommelier/waiter, who was celebrating his birthday that night but still hard at work. The feel of the restaurant is casual, but profession; the owners are serious and imaginative about the food and attentive about the service.
I had an appetizer of shallots caramelized in balsamic vinegar, served with mesclun, pieces of sosa (a chickpea pancake), and goat cheese; a main course of the canette (female duck), served with a yam mousseline, and a dessert of vanilla-lemon verbena (verveine) creme brûlée; the waiter also gave us a taste of a digestif that he made himself with verveine. We had a delicious wine he suggested from a winery near Avignon that was a robust red.
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