Le Sanglier Paresseux – Reservations Suggested
This post has been such a long time coming, y’all don’t even know! (lol).
Finally, I was almost there. I had written the post (most of it, at least), and then my mind became totally busy with a new project I’ve been working on. I’ve been staying up at nights thinking about it…planning it out. A few times, I just had to give in, pull out my cell phone and take notes because it was the only way I could convince my mind to shut itself off.
Anyways, back to Provence…
It took 3.5 attempts to eat there!
The first time, my husband and I just showed up. We’d been driving around the area and decided to stop in at Le Sanglier Paresseux for dinner. I guess we arrived relatively early, because there was no one inside the restaurant. Scared and worried—why was this place empty? — we eventually decided to just ask for a table. The maître d’ promptly replied that they were fully booked. Diego and I looked at each other, a little bewildered: what do you mean you’re fully booked? The restaurant is empty!
We walked away, annoyed and confused, and decided to take a little tour around the quaint little town where it’s situated while deciding our next move. By the time we passed back in front of the restaurant on our way to the car, it was half full with more people on their way.
A few days later, we tried to actually make a reservation… once again, fully booked!
Okay. Lesson learned. We contacted Le Sanglier Paresseux right after making hotel reservations for our next trip to Provence.
The hubby and I, in-laws in tow, showed up a little late for our reservation (after calling to notify them of our tardiness). This time, the maître d’ informed us that we didn’t have a reservation.
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE DON’T HAVE A RESERVATION?” I’m fuming, pissed with my husband for getting us there late, pissed with them for telling us that we don’t have a reservation.
Fortunately, I remembered that I’d booked the table online via Facebook, and I had the messages saved to my phone to prove it. The maître d’ promptly apologized and hurriedly set up a table for us outside. (There wasn’t a place left to sit indoors.)
By this point, my mother-in-law was now the person having the fit: “WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?”, “THEY DIDN’T EVEN WIPE DOWN THE TABLES PROPERLY!”, “WE SHOULD GO SOMEPLACE ELSE.”
My husband and I looked at each other in horror. There was no going any place else. It was a holiday and from past experience we knew that, if we didn’t eat there, we would be having our meal at McDonald’s.
So we stayed, and boy, are we glad we did.
The dishes were simple yet sophisticated and incredibly flavorsome.
Menus range from 25 euros for weekday lunch to 49 euros from the four-course surf-and-turf meal.
Alls well that ends well and delicious.
Le Sanglier Paresseux
HLM St François
84750 Caseneuve, France
P: +33 4 90 75 17 70