From the reservation process to the final course, the experience at Christian Etienne is superb.
The website allows you to make reservations (in French or English) and all requests are promptly replied to.
The restaurant nestled against the Palais des Papes and overlooking the square in front of the palais, is beautiful, both inside and out.
We were graciously greeted and seated in the open-air terrace and then the marvelous experience began.
We both choose the Tomato Menu which is a 7-course taste treat featuring all things tomato and also proteins that pair nicely with tomato.
After several pre-course appetizers, we were served an excellent tomato aspic in a glass jar.
Next a tomato, shallot and olive oil tartar that really showcased the fresh flavors of the region.
Also included in the tasting menu were: A strikingly beautiful plate of mozzarella with crushed vine tomatoes and snails; tender lamb Provencal-style; and goat cheese paired with candied Roma tomatoes.
The lunch ended with coffee and several desserts.
Chef Etienne greeted us during our meal and we found the staff to be professional and courteous.
The experience was very, very good. If you have a chance to dine here, you should.