Now that you know what to expect in terms of the terrain, varieties and classifications of the French Rhône Valley from my last post, I’ll include my list of favorite meals and wines from Avignon to Vienne. I’ll do a breakdown of Lyon another time as this food-centric town deserves its own post. *Remember, in France, if you have your heart set on a restaurant you should get a reservation. The same applies to wineries.
Due to the fact that we are traveling frequently this year, I can’t take a month to plan out every single meal in advance. I wouldn’t want to even if I did. In my quest to find the best places, I seek out one or two restaurants or wineries online from a valid source (not TripAdvisor)- Wine Folly, Food and Wine, Anthony Bourdain etc. If the experience wins me over I seek referrals for future meals and wineries from the owner or staff. It has proven to be an effective way to navigate a new area.