A lazy weekday lunch at La Colombe d’Or

Probably one of the most special places we have ever eaten. A priceless art collection so extraordinary that you would only expect to see in a modern art museum. Located in the medieval hilltop village Saint-Paul-de-Vence, even driving up to Colombe d’Or is an experience. After trying several times to book, we finally found a table for a long lazy weekday lunch. Opened by a local farmer back in the 1920s, it became the hang out place of modern masters like Picasso, Matisse, Calder, Chagall who all paid for their accommodation with paintings. Setting takes over the food where the tender care and the artistic taste of the owners reflects in the casualness of the menu. We start with a massive basket of raw vegetables served with vinaigrette followed by the famous Hors d’Oeuvre Colombe d’Or, small plates of Mediterranean delicacies just enough for lunch. Simple but chic in the best possible way.