1651 RD 901, Four à Chaux - Isle sur Sorgue, Lagnes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
"Last stay in the Luberon we ran across a paper with an article about the countryside hotel Le Mas des Gres, and in particular their Sunday brunch. We stay in Saumane, so this Mas was located quite close, just outside of Lagnes on route 901. Our experience was there was terriffic, and we will be back next year. I read that during the season that they have a very special brunch, so we went and it was indeed a very impressive display of foods to choose from. The dishes are largely cold dishes, but there are also a couple of hot dishes and soup available. Weather permitiing you should sit outside under the Sycamore trees on the terrace, but there is also seating inside if you desire. I cannot recommend a particular dish, just try a little of all of the various things that Nina and Thierry Crovara have prepared. It's all delicious, deserts too. Their hotel belongs to the chain "Hotel de Charme", 3-stars, and there is ample parking. They take credit cards."
"On Sundays in the season, Nina and Thierry Crovara put on a very special lunch at their hotel. There is an impressive display of dishes for you to choose from, cold for the most part but with two hot dishes on the day we were there. Having assembled your plate from the tables just inside, you are then seated outside in a beautiful area, with vines growing overhead. It’s difficult to recommend any particular dish: all are imaginative and completely delicious. There are desserts also, equally desirable. Whenever we are in this beautiful area of Provence on a Sunday we try to lunch here. Le Mas is most highly recommended, and the hosts are charming."
"We spent about a week at Le Mas des Gres Hotel in October 1997, after receiving a recommendation from a hotelier in St Paul de Vence. Traveling without prior reservations, we had hoped to find a "farmhouse" inn in Provence. Our time here was lovely, made lovelier by the wonderful hospitality shown by Nina and Tierry and staff - friendly, warm and caring, and fabulous cuisine every evening in the dining room. My husband, Niles, is a landscape artist and he painted around the hotel as well as Tierry, busy in the kitchen. We drove to various parts of Provence on day trips, always returning for dinner. A very special time, place, people!"