Are you going to Nice (France) and like to Eat?
Culinary Scene in Nice has changed dramatically over the past couple of years
I go to Nice several times a year primarily returning for the great
food there. Although I reside in NYC and frequent several of the
markets weekly, there is something about Nice that continually draws
me... pizza, fresh fish and game... and of course some of the best
restaurant deals to be found.
you are visiting Nice and really enjoy food I recommend trying some
of the following:
on the Cours Saleya makes a great Pizza Provencal in their wood
oven. Of course I have noticed a difference depending who is working
the ovens, but still you can be sure of a wonderful pizza. In part
what makes it so special is the wood that is used; the cheese (Cantal)
and ham are both French. A parsley sauce adds to the dish. Make
sure to top it with their hot oil made with local hot peppers and
herbs. If you decide on Safari during high season be sure to make
a reservation. You can do it by phone or simply walk by before the
restaurant opens to reserve a table.
signature pizza is the pizza Provencale which is made with French
Cheese instead of Mozzarella and also contains ham and parsley
a few bucks for lunch:
has what I consider one of the best lunch deals any where The menu
changes every two weeks, and I recommend if possible you have the
menu the beginning of the first week when ingredients may be at
their peak. The menu changes every two weeks and only two choices
per course are available. The menu is usually designed to please
most, but there are variances... I have never had a bad menu, but
I have had some really memorable ones. So, this place is worth visiting.
The service for lunch I have found to be better than most of the
3 star Michelins in France -- it runs like clock work. And, don't
confuse Chantecler with the Bistro Rotunda also located in the Negresco
the October Menu:
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menu including amuse bouche, appetizer, entre, dessert, coffee
and petit fours runs 45 euros, with wine 55 euros.
sure to choose the menu with wine. Although most places offer only
a glass per course, you will find that the wines are not only well
selected by the sommelier at Chantecler, but are generously poured
throughout the meal.
NOTE; Chantecler no longer serves lunch.
in or have a kitchen
you have a big meal for lunch consider cooking a light dinner in.
There are several places that sell freshly made pasta.
you are near the Old City stop into Croese located just inside the
Old City on Rue de La Boucherte
can also go with a simple Buffalo Mozzarella and tomato salad...
some nice heirloom tomatoes at the Saturday market (Note: most tomatoes
at the Nice market no longer have that real tomato taste). Try the
freshly made buffalo mozzarella at Esquis D'Italia located at 12
Bd. Jean Jaures. They also have an extensive selection of Italian
Cheese and Charcuterie.
has several excellent pastry
shops: Cappa, Espuno, Canet and now Lenotre.
favorite still remains Cappa which is located at 7 Place Garibaldi.