Sunday Brunch: La Provence

laprovence_logoLast Sunday was a washout weather-wise but brunch at La Provence in Lacombe, La., sure will make you forget it’s nasty outside.

The restaurant is owned by Chef John Besh, but the kitchen belongs to Chef Erick Loos, who helped Besh win the Iron Chef competition and has won culinary prizes on his own.

I’m making myself hungry remembering this meal, starting with the buttery chicken liver pate that’s served to every table. Smooth and rich and I would love some right now, please.

The Big Eye Tuna Tartine Niçoise appetizer (brioche, heirloom tomatoes, radish and snow peas) was almost too pretty to eat. Almost. The photos of it have a drivers license quality but you get the idea.

The chargrilled Two Run Farm flank steak & eggs entree was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, glistening with Chimichurri.

Two Run Farm is in Mississippi, on the banks of the Big Black River, and its products are sold in New Orleans at Hollygrove Market, among others.

For dessert my pick was cornmeal crêpes filled with ricotta alongside blueberries and strawberry mayhaw sherbet. I don’t recall anybody talking during dessert, except to say how good everything was.

La Provence is open for dinner and Sunday brunch, and Lacombe is just a short drive away. Go. Even if it’s rainy.

25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, La.
Phone: (985) 626-7662
Wednesday through Saturday; 5-9 p.m.
Sunday Brunch ($31): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Dinner: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

One thought on “Sunday Brunch: La Provence

  1. You’re killing me!! Was going to have yogurt for lunch. No way that will squelch the foodie desires your post stirred up. Maybe I can find something equally as decadent at St. Rose’s Heritage festival.

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