Title in french : L'Esprit de la Violette, par Marc de Passorio
Type : gastronomic
City : Aix en Provence
Average price (a dish) : 39€
Bottle of wine : from 29€
Pichet of wine : no
Terrace : yes
Sea view : no
Take away : noL’Esprit de la Violette is a gourmet restaurant located in a beautiful hôtel particulier with garden and led by the energetic chef Marc De Passorio that uses organic and local produce in menus that he wants the most accessible financially.
Thus, for 39 € for lunch or 49 € in the evening, you will enjoy a prestigious setting for inventive cuisine based on seasonal produce. These menus (starter / main / dessert) always have two choices and change every week depending on inspiration and meetings with producers of Provence.
An inventiveness that you will find, of course, in the other menus, more upscale, for which two dishes are served (fish then meat). During our visit, we ordered the menu "Season Mushrooms" (79 €) and we had such a good time with this succession of improbable dishes where the fungus is an excuse to the fancies. The highest menu (128 €) has two starters and includes cheese.
The involvement of Marc Passorio extends far beyond his kitchen, and it is to him that you need almost every element of the restaurant: dark colored tablecloths, items of furniture, wall decoration ... even knives have been designed by the chef . The most astonishing will remain this Cathedral of wines, a room specially designed to present the bottles of wine and facilitate decision-making.
Sometimes, choice could be hard indeed!http://lespritdelaviolette.com