La Provence

Modern Southern

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North of New Orleans, restaurateur/chef John Besh's La Provence is a modern Southern destination dining in the town of Lacombe. As pigs and chickens roam the grounds, guests take a seat inside rustic-chic dining rooms decked out in Provencal antiques, dining on oysters with crab fat butter crust or grilled wahoo with local crawfish and corn maque choux.

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  • French: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Best Northshore Restaurant 2014-2016 - Gambit
  • Winner: James Beard Award for Who's Who in Food and Beverage 2014
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for La Provence

Dinner Menu


  • Crispy Cornmeal Fried Shrimp & Calamari Meyer lemon aioli, fresh herbs
  • Warm Mushroom Salad shitake mushrooms, house cured lardo, crispy black kale, slow cooked egg.
  • Oysters "Ooh La La" jumbo lump crab fat butter crust, saffron, chili flakes, tarragon
  • Blue Crab Bisque jumbo lump crabmeat, tapioca pearls
  • Butter Lettuce Salad creamy herbs de jardin dressing
  • Chef Chris' Quail Gumbo dirty rice stuffed whole roast quail, gumbo jus
  • Seared Diver Scallops green garlic puree, garden pea tendrils, pickled carrot, grapefruit
  • Crawfish & Cavatelli Pasta oven roasted tomatoes, garden greens


  • Pan Seared Gulf Puppy Drum jumbo lump crabmeat, mushrooms, brown butter hollandaise sauce
  • Grilled Swordfish farro, roasted sunchokes, smoked carrot puree, turnips
  • Seared Yellowfin Tuna fire roast pepper, local citrus, charred broccoli, fennel
  • Grilled Filet of Beef roast bone marrow, dauphinoise potatoes, mushrooms
  • Grilled Bone in Pork Chop roasted butternut squash, braised collard greens, butternut spoonbread, pot liquor jus
  • Grilled Rack of Lamb whole grain spƤtzle, roasted brussel sprouts, smoked parmesan, mustard seed & apricot marmalade
  • Slow Roast Laquered Duckling roasted sweet onions, sweet potatoes, smoked duck jus.

Market Menu

  • Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho garden vegetable relish, house cured pancetta
  • Jumbo Gulf Shrimp & hand made Tagliatelle Pasta Jumbo shrimp, handmade Tagliatelle pasta , our garden greens
  • Ginger panna Cotta bruleed grapefruit, crispy brioche, honey ice cream

Dessert Menu

  • Chocolate Espresso Cake ameretto caramel, almond pavlova, toasted almond ice cream
  • Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee red wine stewed berries, shortbread cookie
  • Creamy Citrus Semifreddo champagne, mint & shortbread
  • Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake In A Jar raspberries & crispy white chocolate
  • Glaces house made sorbets and ice creams

Fall Cocktails

  • Provence 75 brandy, lavender syrup, lemon juice, sparkling wine
  • Miss Joyce's Cosmo Absolut pear, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime
  • Bourbon Ginger Sour Bulleit Bourbon, fresh lemon juice,simple syrup, ginger beer.
  • Apple Cider Margarita Cimarron blanco, triple sec, fresh lemon and lime, apple cider
  • Sazarac Bombay Sazarac Rye, Peychaud's, simple syrup, Pernod
  • Fresh Squeezed Mimosa Fresh squeezed orange juice, Champagne

Brunch Menu


  • Roasted Wild Mushroom Soup our pea tendrils, shitake mushrooms
  • Salad Nicoise seared yellowfin tuna, deviled eggs, petite lettuces
  • Grilled Mississippi Quail creamy polenta, redeye gravy
  • Ember Roast Beet Salad whipped goat cheese, honey from our farm
  • Garlic mussels Ciabatta, house cured lardo,seafood broth


  • Yard Egg & Crabmeat Frittata fresh cheese, wild mushrooms, house bacon
  • Housemade Andouille Sausage beluga lentils, grilled Napa cabbage, yard egg
  • Louisiana Jumbo Shrimp & Grits Andouille sausage, paquillo peppers, stone ground grits
  • Gulf Seafood Pan Roast bouillabaisse jus, crispy potatoes, grilled ciabatta, spicy rouille
  • Ragout of Wild Boar & Handmade Pasta Roast heirloom carrots, parmesan


  • Dark Chocolate & Espresso Cake amaretto caramel, pavlova, peanut butter ice cream
  • Strawberry & Mascarpone Stuffed Crepes bourbon ice cream, dark chocolate
  • Nutella Stuffed French Toast vanilla whipped cream

Childrens Menu


  • Butter Lettuce Salad buttermilk dressing
  • Petite Pizza Margherita fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella
  • Blue Crab Bisque


  • Crispy Chicken Cutlets hand cut fries
  • "Fish & Chips" potato chip crusted local Gulf fish, hand cut fries
  • Shrimp & Cavatelli heirloom tomato sauce, Covey Rise vegetables
  • Petite Filet cauliflower mac & cheese

Mother's Day At La Provence


  • Butter Lettuce Salad creamy herbs de jardin dressing
  • Sweet Pea Ravioli double smoked bacon, Louisiana crawfish, forest mushroom dashi
  • Heirloom Tomato & Softshell Crawfish Salad Burrata mozzarella, horseradish aioli, mint & basil vinaigrette, Sylvetta arugula
  • Warm Green Asparagus Soup grilled ramp top pesto, slow cooked yard egg, crispy house cured ham
  • Oysters "Ooh La La" crab fat butter crust, saffron, chili flakes
  • Buttermilk Fried Quail country gravy, house made andouille cornbread
  • Local Crawfish Bisque smoked yard egg, roasted ramps, mushroom conserva
  • Smoked Salmon & Potato Latke black pepper creme fraiche, crispy capers, dill, petite lettuce

Main Courses

  • Crispy Sheepshead "Pontchartrain" jumbo lump crabmeat, roast mushrooms, brown butter hollandaise
  • Louisiana Shrimp & Grits stone ground white grits, andouille sausage, piquillo peppers
  • Whole Roasted Organic Chicken Breast creamy risotto, asparagus, confit tomato, bourbon & mustard jus
  • Smoked Prime Rib Roast potato & turnip gratin, braised leeks, oyster spoonbread, bordelaise
  • Crispy Softshell Blue Crab cauliflower formato, olive relish, marcona almonds


  • Dark Chocolate Poundcake banana pudding, cocoa nib streusel, peanut butter ice cream
  • Carrot Cake whipped mascarpone, orange and ginger curd
  • Creamsicle Waffle Cone Pontcatoula strawberries, Grand Marnier anglaise, champagne gelee

25020 U.S. 190
Lacombe, LA 70445

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (985) 626-7662
  • Private Dining Room: Yes