I mean, wow. We were blown away by this meal. Just because I want to relive the experience, here’s an Avignon restaurant review of Fou de Fafa.
The food was incredible, the ambiance was great, and the service was superb. Huge hat tip to the establishment for taking such good care of every guest. It was clear the patron’s enjoyment was very important.
- Entree + plat = 23 euro
- Plat + dessert = 23 euro
- Entree + plat = dessert = 27 euro
First Course: Les Entres
Papeton de saint-jacque avec une creme au pastis:
Il Ragazzo had the scallop dish – translates to “scallop papeton served with pastis cream”. Word on the street is that “papeton” got its name from once being the Pope’s favorite dish. It was like a soufflé of scallops, egg, and cream. Yum.
Soupe fraîche a la tomate et poivron rouge roti avec de la crème acidulee a la ciboulette:
I got a chilled soup of tomato and roasted red pepper with a chive sour cream. It was so fresh and light. A perfect starter.
Wine Pairing: Prosecco
Second Course: Les Plat
Magret de canard aux framboise et vinaigre balsamique de Modene, pommes de terre ecrasees:
We couldn’t help ourselves…we both went for the duck, though the other four choices sounded (and looked) incredible. The pan-friend duck was served with raspberries and a balsamic vinegar reduction with crushed potatoes. The potatoes were incredible, complimented with a little caper love in the mix. Who knew?
Wine Pairing: 2009 Camille Cayran Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne La Réserve.
Third Course: Les Desserts
We went into the evening planning to only get an entree and plat apiece, but we loved the food and the place so much we decided we simply had to do the dessert course as well – besides, how could I properly provide an Avignon restaurant review sans dessert?
Gâteau au chocolat noir crème fouettée:
A flourless chocolate cake with whipped cream. What more can I say?
Assiete de frommages:
I mean, I just love cheese. I had to do the selection of cheeses. The jam accompaniment was beautiful.
Wine Pairing: Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. A sweet fortified wine. It was amazing and paired perfectly with our after-dinner treats.
Fou de Fa Fa Restaurant Details:
Reservations: Make sure to book your table early. We called in the morning and one table was left for a 6:30 p.m. reservation. The place only has about 10 tables and it fills fast. All night people kept trying to get a seat – even when they placed a sign in front of the door announcing that they were full.
Address: 7 rue des Trois Faucons, 84000 Avignon Phone: +33 4 32 76 35 13. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Closed: Monday and Tuesday.
Find the complete Fou de Fafa menu online (in French and English) at their Facebook page.
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Song Pick! Foux du FaFa, Flight of the Conchords