Located about an hour outside of New Orleans, La Provence brings the flavors of France to rural Louisiana. Owned by celebrated local chef John Besh, the restaurant evokes the French countryside with its hardwood floors, exposed oak beams, and stucco walls hung with bucolic artwork. Its two dining rooms are separated by a wood-burning fireplace, and seating is also available on the seasonal outside patio. Using ingredients produced on the restaurant’s small farm, chef Erick Loos crafts traditional French fare like slow-roasted duckling with peaches, potato purée, and ratatouille. Dishes are paired with wines from Provence and the Rhône Valley.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.