Le Provencal finds itself a newcomer on this block after spending 20 years a few doors away as the favourite French bistro in Gables, Miami. The methods and ingredients of southern France were imported to South Florida via chefs Terrou and Antoniotti, who spent their culinary education at restaurants in Cassis, Souillac and Cannes (with stops in London, St. Moritz and Bogota for added depth). The meals at Le Provencal are expertly finished, and among the expected preparations (bouillabaisse, veal scaloppini) are a few that will surprise (such as roast duck in honey and figs or salmon in lemongrass and saffron). The restaurant is not sufficiently ballsy to gamble on a lavender colour scheme, but the cobalt blue on display is festive enough. A simplified bar menu is served from 3pm to 7pm, when croque madame cravings typically kick into high gear.