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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LA LUCIOLE

LA LUCIOLE – 3 Place de la République, Luc-sur-Orbieu

We visited this restaurant many years ago when we had just moved to France. We were happy that a restaurant had been open just 10 minutes from us. The service was pleasant and the food all right, but nothing to remember or write about. It was the usual standard dishes in “sous vide” version. I visited it together with a couple who are distant cousins, who I met through my genealogy blog and I and my wife have been there once more through the years.

The other night we came to talk to the owner of the wine castle in Luc and she said the food had improved enormously. La Luciole has been awarded two knives and forks by Guide Michelin. Off course we had to try and went there for the today´s lunch.

We were quite satisfied, me more than my wife, but she had something she normally does not have just to be different. My lunch was really good and I cannot do anything but congratulate the owners to the enormous improvement. I am looking forward to eat one of the more elaborate menus – I am sure it is very good.

The service is calm and friendly. I specially appreciate the relaxed atmosphere. The lady who serves does not run around like she was in great hurry, but serves us in a relaxed and professional way contrary to many restaurant people nowadays. The actual restaurant is very simple indoors. I think it is best on a warm summer day when you can sit outside in the open on the nice little square.

Revisited July 2016: I can report that the restaurant has improved even more since last time. Very nice service and food at a good price.

Web: http://restaurantlaluciole.fr/
Latest visit: July 2017
Number of visits: 6