Have you ever seen a place and just by the look of it, you know it is going to be good? Or better yet: You see a place and your name is written on it, not literally speaking, but you know it is your kind of place?
Well, when we walked by Chez Serge I stopped in my tracks turned around, and proclaimed, "Lunch! This is were we are going to have lunch."
The piece of art or mirrors going up the stairway, reminded me of Pascale Palun's artwork. I would't be surprised if she created it, or at least inspired the person who did. Every step had my name.
My mouth watered, good decor, lovely aroma, I couldn't wait to see the menu.
Upstairs in the century old village house several tables stood, a few in the corners for intimacy some with a view, a thin curtain added atmosphere between the two rooms.
Usually tables adorn the spacious inner courtyard, but since winter is upon us, upstairs was more inviting.
I read, "The owners name starts with "Gou" – which relates to "gout" the French word for taste – and it has not been by sheer coincidence that the famous gastronomy and wine guide Gault & Millau came to the land of truffles to seek and find Serge Ghoukassian and to honour him with the title of Best Sommelier of the year 2008!Overwhelmed by the charms of the region, he develops an admiration for the vineyards and winemakers. He organises day-tours to the vineyards and is the guide himself ... a very contagious passion.