Reviews - What do customers think about The Taste of Provence: The Columbe D'or at Saint Paul De Vence?
More Books like this Please! May 10, 2000
I enjoyed this book very much. The Colombe d'Or comes up again and again in guide books covering the Provencal/Cote d'Azur regions. This book takes an in depth look at the history of this restaurant/hotel, including historical photos of loyal patrons like Picasso, Yves Montand, and Francois Truffaut.
The book is printed in France, the the paper quality is very good. The focus of the book is on the visual rather than the written word, containing mostly photographs (black and white as well as color).
The book also includes photographs of artwork owned by the Colombe d'Or. As well as being a top notch restaurant and hotel, this establishment could also be counted as a museum.
My only complaint is that there were not more photos of the hotel itself, or the surrounding town. The focus seems to be on the social life of this establishemnt.
This would make a beautiful gift for a Provence-ophile, cook, or art lover.