Tasting Meals

If these happy moments spent with herbs in the Valley of Gerbaud have given you pleasure, you can prolong this journey onto the history of Provence.

Once a week, Paula received guests in a converted barn to taste dishes flavoured with her own herbs. There you can try whatever is on offer, at shared, convivial tables, not with waitress service but with everybody helping themselves. The dishes are all made with  organic, locally-grown, seasonal produce, cooked according to traditional Provençal recipes and served on long tables by candelight.

Simple, authentic fare, tasty and flavoursome, and which you can easliy reproduce at your home thanks to Paual’s advice and the judicious use of her herbs. Here are some examples of the dishes you may be served:

Courgettes flan with basil and wild celery herb
Tomato tart with origano
Veal with sage
Goats’ cheese with savory
Lavender- or aniseed-flavoured cookies

Some of the receipes uses can be found in a cookery book published by the “Accueil en provence Paysanne” association which has brought together 240 recipes from Provençal farming families.

You will enjoy

  1. the meeting-room and shop inside a barn sourrounded by hundred year old oak trees and guarded by two peacocks
  2. the comfortable country style of the meeting room
  3. the conviviality of the shared tables
  4. the explanation that Paula gives of recipes passed down through her family from generation to generation
  5. the scent and the flavours of the herbs

Tasting dinner every Thursday from April till October
(minimum 8 people)
Price: 30€ including tour of the property, wine and digestive herb tea
Advance bookings only
Call 04 90 68 11 83, or 06 72 76 27 19 (cell)


La Ferme de Gerbaud - Plantes Aromatiques de Provence - 84160 Lourmarin
France - Tél. 33 (0)490 681 183

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