Gastronomy of the High Alps and Drôme Provençale
Your camping holidays are just around the corner ... barbecues, outings with friends or family, aperitifs at sunset! During your stay at the 4-star campsite Les Hauts de Rosans, near Gap, on the edge of the Drôme Provençale, here are a few dishes and products to whet your appetite... absolutely!
Fresh products, fruits and vegetables
Peaches, nectarines, nectarines, nectarines, nectarines, garlic... the Hautes-Alpes region and the Drôme Provençale offer a large quantity of fresh quality and tasty products. To intoxicate yourself with the flavours of local produce, stroll through the markets in the small villages of the region or in the larger towns and talk to the shopkeepers. You will certainly learn new recipes to try at home!
At the restaurant: what to choose ?
Even if you like to cook, the holidays should be a time for you to rest and put your feet under the table. Once you have the menu in hand, you will be spoilt for choice: Drôme lamb is of exceptional quality, as is Drôme guinea fowl, by the way. You will notice that quails are offered on the menu of many restaurants, as the region has many quail farms. Do like Madame de Sévigné who loved to taste quails during her stays at Château de Grignan!
Another local meat speciality: kid from the Bourdeaux and Drôme des Collines region. The recipes of capon from the Dauphiné, rabbit from the open air and beef from the Chambarans are also exquisite. And if you like pâté, try the "caillette de Chabeuil", a small pâté made with liver and pork meat with fine herbs.
If you don't know the Royans speciality, treat yourself to ravioles. These are delicious fresh soft wheat pasta, stuffed with comté cheese, fromage blanc and parsley.
Finally, truffles deserve to be tasted, freshly harvested in the Tricastin, the Drôme Valley or the Coteaux de Romans.
Desserts for the gourmets
Impossible to make the impasse on the nougat of Montélimar. Its white or black colour and its texture (soft or hard), make the happiness of the amateurs of quality sweets.
A small hollow? Opt for the pogne de Romans, an egg brioche, delicately flavoured with orange blossom or, sometimes, rum.
As for the Swiss, it is a biscuit made of shortbread dough, also flavoured with orange peel.
To combine the useful with the pleasant, rely on honey from Provence to boost your immune system! You'll find all sorts of honey, but mainly lavender honey, which the bees produce from the Provencal flora, from February onwards.
Your holiday in Les Hauts de Rosans approaching? All you have to do is sit down at the table and enjoy all the good things you will find in the region! Enjoy your meal!