Food in Arles: Cuisine de Comptoir

If you find yourself in Arles and you’re looking for lunch, I’d gladly recommend Cuisine de comptoir. If you get into town via the train and do the common sites in town (the Roman arena, theater and the van Gogh sites), it’s at the far end of your walking itinerary. We had a classic Proven├žal lunch of tartines and a half carafe of rose. You should do the same if you find yourself there. We’ve gone tartine crazy since we’ve been back.

cuisine de comptoir

tartines number one

tartine number 2

Around Boston: Congratulations to SRV

On the heels of my own visit, I’m pleased to see the new, Venetian style restaurant SRV win Best Italian category in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston listing. We really enjoyed our recent visit. I can’t say it made me forget I was in Boston (my recent trip to Venezia is still to fresh in my mind) but our meals were phenomenal, the menu is true to Venice (see the squid ink risotto with cuttlefish and tuna belly in saor pictured below) and the all Italian wine list was top notch. Not pictured is the baby octopus from the Cicchetti menu, which was potentially the best thing I had all night.

We’ll be going again, for sure.

Tuna in saor

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Squid ink up in here

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