Photo by Austin Beeman of www.austinbeeman.com

Grapefruit sorbet on a grahmcracker with marshmallow. From L’Oustalet in Gigondas, France.
One of the greatest things about France is that any meal has the potential to be the greatest meal of one’s life. L’Oustalet is a small cafe/restaurant in the small wine village of Gigondas in Provence. I never expected this humble restaurant to be the finest meal of my trip, but every dish showed an elegance and technique that one normally finds only in Michelin starred places.