The proof is in the pudding .. perhaps
Cuisine: French, farang
Price indication: reasonable to expensive; average meal about THB 300+ person
La Provence is a modest place located just off the moat in a quiet soi that looks and feels French. The owner and host is a French lady, Elisabeth, who has a great enthousiasm for her own cooking but at the same time is a bit insisting.
The menu offers a few fancy things that are a bit out of the ordinary, such as “farcines”, ratatouille, tenderloin, lentilles, and a pizza-style piece of bread with veggies and onion on it.
I tried the Salade Nicoise, the farcines and the ratatouille. Salad was ok but nothing special, ratatouille rather salty and the farcines, although Elisabeth and her cook spent 3 hours of preparation time on it, the taste isn’t that special or great. Served with spaghetti (of course not al dente) and fried potatoes, again not that special.
Overall, despite Elisabeth’s enthousiasm for her own cooking and for her Thai chef, I didn’t feel the kitchen was anything to remember. Pity because she mentioned she’s cooking all afternoons to prepare the food.
Leaves a few things to try on the main menu, such as tenderloin or the ‘pizza’, or maybe better the creme brulee or a chocolate dessert. Perhaps there’s still some value there.
Pommes de terres / patates
Location: Moonmuang soi 1. From the moat, turn into soi 1 and follow the curves, it bends to the right. Just after the curve you’ll find it on your right.
Open: every day except Monday
Posted 26th November 2013 by Chiang Mai Eater
Location: Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, Thailand