We go often to Séguret, sometimes on foot through the vineyards up to Séguret then walk through the pretty village before heading back to Sablet on the connecting road. Other times we drive, especially if we are going to eat in one of the restaurants. Séguret was one of the first villages classified as a "most beautiful villages of France" and is most deserving of this honor.
If you drive to Séguret, you have to park in one of the parking areas just below the village as Séguret is accessible only on foot. From the parking lot, walk up the hill and enter the village through the arched portal of the old wall around Séguret to the main street.
|Roundabout on the Road up to Séguret|
The small square in the center of Séguret has a 14th-century stone bell tower with a 17th-century belfry and a single-hand clock dating from 1680. On this same square is a lavoir built in 1846 and the 17th-century fountain with its four stone faces.
|Bell Tower in the Center of Séguret|
One morning a few weeks back, I was visiting with Jeannine Moulin and her son Julien, she is the proprietress and waits on customers and he is the baker, at Pain Medieval Boulangerie in Sablet. We were sharing opinions about area restaurants when Madame Moulin asked me if I knew Côté Terrasse Restaurant in Séguret.
I was not, but her description of the restaurant and their menu of salads, tartines and grillades (grilled meats) reminded us of Du Verre à l'Assiette Restaurant in Gigondas which we like a lot. Since the restaurant is so close to Sablet, we decided to give it a try.
|Côté Terrasse Restaurant|
We found the restaurant in the center of Séguret on Rue des Poternes next to Le Mesclun Restaurant which I told you about here. Since it was a cool day, we opted to sit in the pretty dining room. As soon as we were seated, the ardoise (blackboard) was brought to us so we could read the day's handwritten menu.
|Shirley at Côté Terrasse Restaurant|
As we say, when in France, do like the French. For lunch in California during the week, it is usually ice tea or water, but in France we get a glass or carafe of local wine. For lunch at Côté Terrasse, we selected a carafe of locally produce rosé from Domaine de Mourchon, our favorite Séguret winery.
|2013 Domaine de Mourchon Côtes du Rhône Rosé|
Most of the restaurants we frequent in the Vaucluse offer a prix fix 3 course menu. Here it was more casual and we chose a salad for Shirley and a grillade for me. Shirley got a Salade Camenbert Pané (breaded), without the jambon (ham), with greens, zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes.
|Salade Camenbert Pané|
For me, I love lamb and I chose the Côte d'Agneau Sauce au Thym. Very tasty served with crispy potatoes, grilled eggplant and zucchini and roasted pumpkin.
|Côte d'Agneau Sauce au Thym|
Our meals included a choice of desserts and I chose chocolate and pistachio ice cream.
|Chocolate and Pistachio Ice Cream|
Shirley went with the Raspberry Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis.
|Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis|
The restaurant has been open for 4 years and closes every January and February. We found it to be a nice change from our usual three course lunches. Don't get me wrong, we love those meals, but it was nice for a change. So if you are like us and wish for less elaborate meals from time to time, don't hesitate to go to Côté Terrasse Restaurant. We will return.
Côté Terrasse Restaurant
Rue des Poternes
Tel: 04 90 28 03 48