Top 10 Provencal gastronomy to taste in L'Isle sur la Sorgue

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, our region is also known for the quality of its products! Indeed, Provence is an orchard of France thanks to its preserved and full nature.

So, for gourmets or lovers of our Provencal gastronomy, discover our Top 10 local products not to be missed for your coming to us.

1. Trout

Fresh or smoked, trout is an unmissable specialty of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue! It comes directly from the fish farming basin located not far from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, which gives it quality and freshness. Find the famous Provencal trout on the market of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or directly at the producer.

Provencal Trout Dish

2. Candied fruits

Do you know that the city of Apt, 30 km from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the world capital of candied fruit? Harvested in the heart of the best terroirs of Provence, they are made from noble fruits. Among them are: melons, cherries, apricots, figs, pears, plums and other citrus fruits, such as clementine, orange, lemon, cedrat...
But then how are they made? After picking, the fruits are blanched in boiling water and then bathed in syrups, the sugar content gradually increases. Once drained, they are coated with a thin film of sugar to keep their fluffy and flavor.

Taste the artisanal manufacture of candied fruits at the Lilamand Confiseur boutique in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Candied Fruit Lilamand Confectioner

3. Black truffle

The black truffle or the “Black Diamond of Provence” is a rare mushroom with a refined aroma and a mesmerizing fragrance. This richness of the Vauclusian terroir finds its production in Carpentras and Richerenches; two important markets for black truffle. It is enjoyed all year round in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's restaurants and delicatessens. On our markets, you can find black truffle between November and March.

Black truffle Provence

4. Carpentras strawberry

It is in Carpentras, the capital of strawberry, that this fruit has been cultivated since the end of the 19th century thanks to the arrival of the waters of the city canal. They once favoured irrigation of the terroir. The Comtat Venaissin then became the garden of the French primeurs and remains today the most important production area in Provence.
Gariguette, Ciflorette, Clery, Pajaro... This sweet fruit with a tasty taste is enjoyed every year between March and June: nature, dessert, jam or syrup, at your convenience!

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Strawberry from Carpentras Isle on the Sorgue

5. Provencal tapenade

Tapenade is an emblematic preparation of Provencal cuisine, to be spread as an aperitif or for a picnic. It is most often made from black olives, capers and anchovies, mixed with olive oil.
Did you know that? It is here in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue that artist Patrick Bruel, surrounded by a team of passionate experts, developed his own olive oil, H Leos Oil, recognized for its excellent quality and acclaimed by the greatest chefs.

Tapenade Provencal Market

6. The little stuffed

The little stuffed, a dish made from eggplants, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, Provencal herbs such as thyme or rosemary... Typical of the South of France, it is a dish that is both simple and tasty. You can concoct it yourself! To do this, visit our markets to find the ingredients of your choice.

Small stuffed dish in Provence

The small stuffed are usually served as a main course accompanied by a wine from Provence...

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Beer Vallis Clausa

9. Pistou Soup

Pistou soup: a great classic of Provencal cuisine with vegetables selected according to the season. The star ingredient in this dish is the pistou: a pounded mixture of garlic, olive oil and basil. A tasty and sunny dish for the whole family!

10. The Calissons

Not to mention the famous Calisson: this white diamond-shaped confectionery is made from candied melon and crushed almonds, topped with royal ice. A specialty of Aix-en-Provence you will not resist!

Head to the Lilamand Confiseur shop to discover the Calissons.

Calissons d

You will have understood, Provencal cuisine is a real paradise for gourmets!

For an exceptional taste experience, Provence will undoubtedly surprise you with its products and flavors!

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Top 10 de la gastronomie provençale à déguster à L’Isle sur la Sorgue


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