The residents of Luberon are uniquely favored. This is proven by the Mediterranean climate and bright sunlight. Moreover, the breathtaking landscape of the city is something to behold. In addition to the climate of the city and its landscape, residents also take great pleasure in the French sun-dried meals served in exclusive eateries spread across the city. Residents are always crazy about the food served here. They are committed to farming and knowledgeable of preparation of various delicious cuisines.
If someone requests you to have lunch with them in Luberon, you are in for great fun and enjoyment. Some of the meals that you can enjoy are outlined here:
This is the best of all regional dishes. Residents here love this meal because it has such an amazing flavor. It is also set up in a setting that is akin to a ceremony. The broth and the fresh fish flesh are amazing. It is served with sufficient quantities of rouille and croutons. In order to be fully set, the meal requires that the cook should have four varieties of fish cooked in a mixture of garlic, tomatoes, herbs, onions, and saffron.
There is no single drink in Luberon whose quality is better than Pastis. This is a liquor whose flavor is from aniseed. Its invention dates back to 1932 in Marseille, with Paul Richard leading the team that invented it. Its appearance is appealing since it has an amber color, but once a user adds water, the drink turns milky-white. It is a favorite pre-lunch drink for many.
Though this dish is considered to be poor man’s meal, this beef stew is a huge favorite of many residents, more so during the winter season. The beef is perfectly braised in a mixture of red wine, garlic, herbs, and vegetables. It is served with gnocchi or polenta, whichever the user prefers.
It is a popular meal in Luberon, owing to the fact that the beef stew is stuffed in ravioli. When you sit to dine on it, it feels as though you are in paradise.
A visit to Luberon is incomplete if you do not have tapenade. This is a unique type of meal made of olive dip. Its rich flavor comes from anchovies, capers, black olives, and more anchovies. Tapenade is served perfectly with croutons. The meal can be served in various versions, all of which are sweet to taste. Sun-dried tomatoes and green olives are some of the best favorite accompaniments of the meal.
This is one of the best treats that should be banned from the shelves by dentists. However, it has been a favorite for many generations in Luberon. It is a classy confectionary made from roasted almonds, egg whites, honey, and sugar. Traditionally, it was mainly a Christmas treat, but it is currently served all through the year.
Omelette aux truffes
The downtown part of the city is popular for the truffles (black diamonds) whose season runs from November to March. The fungi used in preparing the omelette is matched with salads, olive oil, and pasta dishes. However, tasting these eggs gives you, the eater, an amazing taste and aroma. Gastronomic restaurants are the main centers of Omelette aux truffes, also referred to as brouillade.
This is probably one of the most widely known meals in Luberon. Ratatouille has even lent its name to a Walt Disney film. It is a vegetable casserole that is mainly made up of courgettes, peppers, herbs, aubergines, tomatoes, garlic, and onions. It is served mainly on its own with a huge piece of bread to sop up the juices. It could also be served as an accompaniment to cutlets and pieces of pork.
The very basic form of aioli is just a blend of garlic mayonnaise. However, the original aioli does not have eggs as part of the components. You might argue that the dish is very basic and does not add to the allure of Luberon. However, wait until it is served to you. The shellfish, potatoes, and mound of vegetables are perfectly dunked in it. Since time immemorial, aioli is always served on Fridays.