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So very French! Brasserie Provence selling a taste of South France

Have you been yet to the new Brasserie Provence?

If not, you’re missing out on some swell food.

Guy Genoud’s and Stacy Duncan’s restaurant works to provide a slice of dining in South France  at 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., an experience Genoud, a native Frenchman, calls “quite authentic” if not the real thing.

You may remember the location as the long-since passed Tony Roma’s. Go inside, however, and you’ll never know the place was once the home of the rib restaurant.

It’s spacious, with a large bar at the room’s center, banquettes and wood tables aplenty, and a nice enclosed private dining space. Has a farmhouse feel without being overly quaint, yet it’s a classy place all the same.

The restaurant is serving dinner and lunch at reasonable prices and with extensive variety. Executive chef Edoardo Bacci’s dinner menu alone features nearly 50-items, including about 10 types of seafood along with ample beef, chicken, duck, lamb and pork options.

Make sure to enjoy the aperitifs such as vin d’orange (rosé, vodka and oranges) and kir du loup (white wine, Crème de Violettes and a lemon twist). You’ll be surprised they only cost $5 and likely want more than one.

If you’ve not been, go with at least four diners so you can share lots. Portions are ample, so you’ll still get plenty of the dish you chose even if you’re the generous type who passes plates around the table.

You’ve got to save room for dessert also, so there’s your other reason for bringing friends.

Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, dinner, Monday through Saturday from 5-10 p.m. If you have time for happy hour—the lounge is roomy enough for a good crowd then—come from 4-6 p.m. daily. It’s closed on Sunday.