An A to ‘V’ of our Michelin star restaurants

With the likes of three-Michelin star restaurant Le Louis XV at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, two-star Paloma in Mougins and the equally acclaimed Le Chantecler of the Hôtel Negresco in Nice among the restaurants of the Alpes-Maritimes, it is no wonder that the region is a gastronomic destination as well as one of sunshine. Let Riviera Insider take you through the 2017 A to ‘V’ of its Michelin star establishments.Read more

The beach of reference: Plage Beau Rivage

The prime location of this private beach and restaurant has long made it an essential stop for residents and tourists – it was, in fact, the first place I visited when I moved here – but it has now coupled location with sophistication to ensure that 107 Quai des États-Unis is the beach of reference in the city.Read more

Luxury catering: Helen Traiteur

An interview with Eric-Helen Louis, the president of the region’s leading gourmet caterer, Helen Traiteur.Read more

Locality reinterpreted: Arnaud Faye and originality at La Chèvre d'Or

A new chef who is daring to do something different: reconsider ingredients traditionally viewed as ‘peasant’ food.Read more

Organic, what else!?

Michelin-star chef Paolo Sari on his battle to promote organic food. In 2014, Venetian Paolo Sari and his restaurant Elsa at Monte Carlo Beach was the first 100% organic restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star for its exquisitely delicious cuisine. Today it is still the only one. He pours his heart out to Petra Hall.Read more

From Thailand to the Riviera: The Rolling Company

Forget the classic scoop and waffle cone… in the old town of Nice, 24-year olds Adrien Rosenpick and Jeremy Akouka have a whole new ice cream concept!Read more

Beneath an open sky: Nacional Beef & Wine

If I was to give this restaurant in the heart of Antibes’ old town a tagline, it would have to be ‘cuisine sous le soleil’. Nacional specialises in high quality meats, but it also has a robust Mediterranean menu bursting with flavours of the region: truffles, fresh fish, burratas, and — of course — rosé.Read more

La Gioiosa: the finest fritto misto on the coast

Even in Liguria, it is no longer east to find a place with genuine local specialties. an exception is found, however, in restaurant La Gioiosa, which was established in 1967 and it sits above Finale Ligure in the province of Savona. With much love for the cuisine of their homeland, Luigia and Flavio Monesiglio serve traditional Ligurian dishes with produce from their own garden and coast.Read more

Jacques Gantié’s restaurant recommandation: Bistro du Clos

Catherine and Daniel Ettlinger have crafted the Bistro du Clos in the image of Michelin-starred Clos Saint-Pierre, their first gourmet bistro. Strategically located right next to the farmers’ market, Bistro du Clos offers a fresh and seasonal cuisine featuring produce from the local region.Read more

Kings of cuisine: chefs gather at Les Etoiles de Mougins

It is a rare occasion to see so many chefs in one place (and not in the kitchen), but Les Étoiles de Mougins has become an unmissable date in the calendar for culinary masters the world over. With over 120 chefs of the highest caliber expected at the 2017 gastronomic rendez-vous, I headed to Mougins to meet chef Denis Fetisson, the owner of La Place de Mougins and L’Amandier, and learn more about this iconic festival.Read more