Our cuisine
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Here the ephemeral art of «cuisine» is a serious matter!


At La Cayolle, as soon as the sun comes up, the gorgeous scents that pervade the air delightfully tickle your nose and you are sure that there is always something on our menu to tickle your taste buds.

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From June to September, the beautiful kitchen garden grown by Robert at Estenc largely supplies the refuge with fresh vegetables: new potatoes, green beans, cabbages of all sorts, carrots, little peas (all of these being used to make colourful salads or savory mixed vegetable dishes) …

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Not to mention the nettles, wild spinach or dandelions that liven up Fan’s delicious slow-cooked specialties of rabbit, poultry or beef… (Available on a daily basis: a new daily special everyday, home-made pastry, takeaway packed lunches. "Niçois" specialties are available on request only) Please know that we are a vegetarian-friendly place…

In the small town of Barcelonnette, the marketplace is a real Ali Baba’s cave where Robert stocks up on fresh local and seasonal produce: goat cheese, sheep cheese, seasonal fruits, honey and meat from the Ubaye valley.

Not forgetting "the Soccayolle" and the "Cocayolla", two of the refuge's specialties that are highly praised by our visitors.

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