Less traveled and far wilder than its famed neighbor of Provence, the region of Languedoc-Roussillon is bounded by the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Chefs have an enormous palette of sun-drenched, sea-caught and forest-raised provender to work with, and wine lists are filled with local treats. Here is a sampling of the best restaurants in one of France’s most unspoiled destinations.
The region’s 21st-century economy gives residents a hunger for the new that supports sophisticated restaurants by nationally known and up-and-coming chefs alike.
At the Durham tapas bar Mateo, the beverage director makes navigating Iberian wines easy
The menus reflect the mashup of cultures that have shaped the cuisine of the islands: Chinese stir-fries and Thai-style curries, Polynesian fresh and cured fish dishes, globalized pizza, and French classics.
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