, pub-2557206291112451, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Best Eating Out in Languedoc: LE MINERVOIS BEL
The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Friday, July 13, 2012


LE MINERVOIS BEL - 2 rue des Écoles, 34210 Olonzac

Le Minervois Bel is a new experience. We were introduced to it by Swedish friend I have learned to know through blogging about Languedoc. As they live nearby we decided to meet at the very good restaurant Le Minervois Bel in Olonzac. It is a traditional French restaurant and the food is excellent. The prize is very reasonable and the environment is pleasant and so is the service.

We had our lunch in the garden which is very nice in the summer. There was no problem whatsoever to change certain things on the set menu. This was really a pleasant experience and I am sure we will return soon again.

Revisited 2013: We came back with some other friends that live in the village. This time we sat inside, which is very pleasant in the winter. The food and service was as good as last time and as we sometimes have special demands we were pleased that it was no problem at all to do alterations from the set menu.

Revisited September 2013: As always the food was very good and the service pleasant. As this is a gourmet restaurant it is surprising that they do not let you taste the wine - just put the bottle on the table. They also place the small starters and sweets in the end on the corner of the table and let the guests distribute them. Not a serious thing, but not what you expect.
Again we had the bad luck to be in the same restaurant as an American party. We were a number of people in the restaurant - English and French -  and the noise level was very low. The Americans came in and made it totally impossible for anyone else to communicate. I do not understand why grown up people must behave as they were on a stag-party.

Revisited May 2015: We had the menue of the day. It was absolutely perfect and we were sitting in the nice garden.


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