Vegan dining in the Côte d'Azur

Less than 10% of the French population identifies as vegetarian or vegan, but that hasn’t stopped over a thousand of France’s restaurants from embracing plant-based menus – a good portion of them in the Côte d’Azur and Monaco.Read more

Drought causes concern for lemon growers

While the rainfall of recent days has gone some way to replenishing water reserves after a hot and dry summer, it hasn’t been able to rectify the damage caused to Menton’s famous lemons. Following the long drought of 2017, farmers in the region are expecting their harvests to fall by 30%.Read more

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

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