Carla-Bayle

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This is what you see driving up...

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And this is what you see when you get there...

CARLA BAYLE View 5CARLA BAYLE View 6CARLA BAYLE View 7Carla-Bayle is one of those places that is way better than it should be.  A tiny hilltop town, with a weird name.  I didn’t even want to go.  But neighbors had said it was fantastic, and I lost my say in the matter.

The town is one street, on top of a mountain.  It is gorgeous.  The views in every direction reveal the rolling hills that you only think are beautiful from the roads.  A great lake.  A sunset as to steal your breath away.

CARLA BAYLE House

CARLA BAYLE Food Truck

The taco truck

CARLA BAYLE Night Lights

The town is one little stony cobbled street, with medieval buildings, and a string of bulbs running the length, lightly it up brightly.  Every little home has an artist’s studio.  There was a food truck–pretty avant garde for a medieval town–that sold tacos.  And one restaurant.  With one of the best meals I’d ever had.  It started with oysters, gratined with creamy leeks.  Sea bream, soaked in pine nuts and nut oil.  Cheeses, and pistachio ice cream.  And a gorgeous rosé from the area.  The sunset was so bright, I had to keep my sunglasses on even though we were inside.

CARLA BAYLE Oysters

Gratined oysters with creamed leeks and tomato skin cracklin'

CARLA BAYLE Foie Gras

Foie Gras

CARLA BAYLE Sea Bream with Pinenuts

Sea Bream with Pinenuts

CARLA BAYLE Fish with Crustacean Sauce

Crispy Fish with Crustacean Sauce

CARLA BAYLE Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream

CARLA BAYLE Earl Grey Macaron with Violet Syrup

Earl Grey Macarons with Violet Syrup

The restaurant is called Auberge Pierre Bayle.

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4 Responses to Carla-Bayle

  1. Barbie says:

    Charming! What region is this?

  2. Gail Merritt says:

    On our trip to buy a home in the area, we missed Carla-Bayle so than you for making me certain to pay a visit as soon as we have set up house. Food does seem to be pretty good in this region – a bonus.

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