Foie gras, frog legs, and escargot are commonly found on plates in Provence, a southeastern region of France. They’re also commonly found at La Petite Maison, an eatery that takes its cues from the region’s cuisine. Red velvet booths, candlelight, and an intimate patio contribute to the romantic ambiance.
Venetian plaster and vintage linens stand in stark contrast to the glass tiles and white patent leather at Bistro VG. This fusion of classic and contemporary creates an atmosphere that mirrors the cuisine’s singularity. The wood-fired pizzas are a hit, but to really branch out, try an entree of Moroccan-spiced duck.
We take root from an Eastern European creperie chain The 12 Months founded in 2002. We use high-quality ingredients that we wrap in our original crepes like a burrito but they're so much more flavorful and tasty that it adds a new flavor and a twist to any popular filling. Crepes are always fresh and made to order.
When Douceur de France opened in 1999, the bakery’s aim was to supply local hotels and restaurants with French pastries made from scratch. But over the years, demand necessitated the opening of a café where quiche and eggs ratatouille are served daily for breakfast.
Truly appreciating food means understanding where it comes from and how it arrived at the restaurant. As a boy growing up in Paris, Chef Remy Kerba learned to value the origin stories behind ingredients. Chef Kerba grew accustomed to joining his father—an impassioned gourmand himself—on trips throughout the city’s open-air markets and the vibrant countryside of Normandy of Provence. These childhood memories of meeting farmers and vintners from across France stuck with Chef Kerba and he developed a culinary style that combines a deep respect for tradition with a contemporary spirit of experimentation. This signature style flavors the menu at Le Giverny Bistro, which resides in the Emory Inn and tempts diners with updated, bistro-style French cuisine. Chef Kerba values the pedigrees of his ingredients above all else, and the kitchen seeks out seasonal produce and sustainably raised meats from local farmers and producers whenever possible. The dishes can include subtle New World influences, as in the case of the baked brie with local honey alongside its fresh mint and grilled flatbread. However, entrees such as the Southern-fried chicken breast with mashed potatoes and a lemon-caper butter sauce take an inverted approach and use Old-World flavors to elevate regional American classics. Wireframe models of the Eiffel Tower and the Cliffs of Dover are the only distinctive French accents in Le Giverny Bistro's dining room, which embraces a refined, yet welcoming, aesthetic. Crisp white linens adorn the tables, which are flanked by simple, straight-backed wooden chairs. Cinched drapes allow plenty of light to stream through the wall of windows, and a separate dining area warms guests beside the glow of a stone fireplace. To help contribute to the casual-and-romantic vibe, the bistro hosts live acoustic music on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Owner Arnaud Michel grew up in Montpellier, so it only makes sense that Anis Cafe & Bistro feels like one of that city’s casual restaurants. In terms of ambiance, a patio with flickering candles and a wide spread of imported French wines and cheeses do most of the legwork.