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13 desserts

Christmas in Provence: The Thirteen Desserts tradition

An ancient tradition … The thirteen desserts tradition is a very ancient ritual widely spread all around Provence. It is about the sharing of thirteen desserts and sweets on Christmas Eve. This tradition is associated with many symbols. The number thirteen refers to the number of guests present at the Last Supper: Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. While the type and composition of desserts may differ, their number and meaning remain the same. … that has remained intact through …

Carrières de Lumière

Off-season highlights of Provence

Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we, at Benvengudo hotel, have gathered ideas for you. We have selected the must-see exhibitions and attractions in the Baux-de-Provence and nearby areas, to visit during your stay with us.   The “Carrières de Lumières” exhibition (Quarries of Lights), temple of immersive art This exhibition shows works of art projected on 7000m² of limestone walls to the rhythm of Luca Longobardi’s music. This year, Bosch, Brueghel, and Acimboldo, three great painters of …

New Year in Provence

New Year’s Eve in Provence

On December 31st, we propose you a menu of New Year’s Eve in the colors of Provence.   La croquette de ris de veau et morilles au foie gras Légèreté de châtaignes Sauce suprême à la truffe NOIX DE COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES, TRUFFES NOIRES En pithiviers Herbes folles et sabayon au Champagne LE HOMARD BLEU DE NOS CÔTES En deux services… Premier service, raviole des coudes au gingembre et citron Combava, bouillon thaï Deuxième service, queue en tronçons, snackée et …

Noël en Provence

Christmas in Provence

On December 24th, we offer a Christmas menu in the colors of Provence and the traditional thirteen desserts served by the fireplace. End your evening by visiting the traditional midnight Mass at the Saint-Vincent church in Les Baux de Provence.   MENU L’huitre en gelée d’eau de mer Citron caviar et poivre Timmut Ecume citron LE FOIE DE GRAS DE CANARD AU NATUREL Cuit au torchon Chutney de fruits exotiques, chips de pain d’épice Brioche tiède à la fleur de …

Olivades aux Baux de Provence

Les Olivades in Les Baux de Provence on November 4th, 2017

In a festive atmosphere, the Benvengudo team invites you to discover the traditional Olivades! An afternoon punctuated with highlights, picking olives on the estate, visit of an olive mill, tasting of olive oils and wines from the valley of Baux de Provence … Our chef Thomas Voisin invites you to discover beautiful flavors during a dinner served in our restaurant. The Arlesian group Gipsy Adelante will accompany us in music. Join us for this special day, which is conducive to …

Special wine tasting evening on 12th of October 2017

Thursday 12th October 2017 Passionate about the world of wine, Frédérick Boulanger is the famous owner of the wine cellar of Maussane les Alpilles. Come and meet him during our wine and food pairing evening. During a wine tasting, he will share his knowledge and experience around the dinner of our Chef Thomas Voisin … and enjoy our Happy Benven’hour from 6 pm to 7.30 pm.   To book please go to our restaurant page or call +33 4 90 54 …

September on Jazz Tunes

On September 28th, 2017, Benvengudo welcomes a talented group of the region: Molto Jazz. This duo of jazz guitar and voice will propose to you in a generous complicity and in a common energy, a universe mixing standards of jazz and plural influences of the gypsy jazz, the French song and the swing: An interpretation in sensitivity to accompany the dinner of our Chef Thomas Voisin. Event on the 28th of September, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm for the aperitif …