Modern French Cuisine

The Adelaide Review
La Provence is a gastronomic sequel that is better than the original.
French technique forms the basis of many Western cuisines in the world of gastronomy, and thankfully so. Chefs train for years to perfect cooking traditions that date back to the middle ages, and continue to evolve through culinary movements and modernisation. Even modern Australian restaurants adopt and adapt the recipes, but there is rarely a better substitute for the original, as any dedicated Francophile will attest…read more

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA)
WINNER…’New Restaurant – City’ at the ‘2017 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence – South Australia’

R&CA CEO Juliana Payne says, “La Provence should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy – there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into to making it work. But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”
More than 600 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged over 60 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.
The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.
La Provence may compete with other region finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence to be held at Peninsula, Docklands in Melbourne on Monday 30th October 2017. Finalists will be advised of their status by late September.
R&CA is the industry association representing thousands of restaurant and catering businesses across Australia. To view the full list of category winners in the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Tempting Palates
Pirie Street has always seemed to be one of those streets in the Adelaide CBD where cultures and cuisines from around the world collide in a beautiful and inclusive manner. The latest to join the Pirie Street family is a French restaurant with an equally fitting name – La Provence. Tempting Palates was invited to the launch where we had a glimpse of this new French restaurant in town…read more

Glam Adelaide
Say Bonjour To Pirie Street’s New French Restaurant ‘La Provence’
The French are renowned for their food and wine. They’re also known for the quality of their food scene. Not only do they know how to cook they also know how to eat and being the foodie state that we are, we’d say we have a lot in common from that perspective. It’s little wonder that the appearance of brand new French restaurant, La Provence, on Pirie Street has caused a fair bit of excitement in the Glam Adelaide office…read more

Flavours of Provence in Pirie Street
Willunga restaurateurs Tarik Marco and Sandrine Maltret have brought their flair for French cuisine to the city with the opening of La Provence in Pirie Street…read more

The Advertiser
La Provence the place to eat for fine French food
THE flavours and colours of southern France are the focus of the menu at new city restaurant, La Provence.
It’s the second restaurant for owners Tarik Marco and Sandrine Maltret, who opened Le Mistral in the former Fino Willunga site early last year.
Chef Tarik, who comes from the city of Arles in Provence, is splitting his time between the two kitchens. Chris Matuhina, formerly of Penfolds Magill Estate and Chloe’s, is head chef…read more

Weekend Notes
Bonjour Adelaide
La Provence is Adelaide’s newest French restaurant located in the heart of the CBD on Pirie Street. It is the sister restaurant to the well known Le Mistral French restaurant located in Willunga.

All food is made on site, including the baguettes, pastries, and ice creams. If you have any dietary requirements, they are happy to alter dishes to your needs. La Provence supports local food producers and suppliers and sources a lot of their ingredients from South Australian businesses…read more