Mushrooms: where to find them and which to eat

It's officially autumn and it's the perfect time to get out in the forests of the south of France and have a rummage through the undergrowth for seasonal mushrooms. Be careful which varieties you eat though… 87 people have already been taken ill in France for eating the wrong ones. Read more

Chez UMI

From the sushi shops of Cannes to the haut gourmet Asian restaurants of Monaco, there’s no denying the popularity of eastern cuisine in our corner of the Mediterranean. Yet instead of relying on the tried-and-tested, crowd-pleasing favourites of Asiatic dining, UMI in the port of Nice is taking a different approach with a fresh, new menu of French-Asian fusion and a lively atmosphere that will take you straight from after work drinks to dinner and dancing.Read more

Casa Lupi keeps it in the family

For many years, Ligurian cuisine has been focused on the fresh fish, oil and olives of the region. Its wines weren't of much interest to me until one night at the dinner table when a glass taught me better...Read more

Monaco Gourmand

Club Vivanova founder Bradley Mitton has come together with author of Living in Monaco Zsolt Szemerszky to start the Monaco Gourmand project and publish a unique guide to the culinary heritage of the principality: Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco with Wine Pairing Guide. Featuring 14 of the nation’s finest restaurants as well as recipes from the institutions’ head chefs, the guide offers a rare insight into the gastronomic pleasures of this world-class setting. Read more

Gourmet food festival in Villeneuve-Loubet

The Pôle Culturel Auguste Escoffier will play host to a gourmet food festival that will offer activities such as a large farmers market, tasting events and master classes taught by leading chefs. The festival, which will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September, is being held in the hometown of world renowned chef Auguste Escoffiner.Read more

Cooking for friends in Dolcedo

It happened in the summer of 2012: years in the stressful restaurant business caught up with the acclaimed chef Peter Dosot. His job had always been both his passion and his calling, but he was beginning to feel like a manager rather than a culinary artist. “My work was restricted to fixing minor details at the end,” he reflects.Read more

In pursuit of stars

Riviera Insider meets Stéphane Laurin on the magnificent stone terrace of the restaurant at Château Le Cagnard, where he has been head chef since October 2014.Read more

Easter at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

Enjoy the perfect Easter weekend with a gourmet lunch on the terrace of La Véranda at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean coast. Read more

Keisuke Matsushima: Inconspicuous Michelin star dining

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Keisuke Matsushima isn’t the kind of restaurant you walk into off the street. In fact, from the exterior on rue de France, it’s hard to recognise that this even is a restaurant. But once inside you will be treated to the creative cuisine of Keisuke Matsushima, a Japanese native who has adopted Nice and Provencal cuisine whole heartedly.Read more

The boss of bistronomy

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Armand Crespo has done it again, opening another bistro in the Old Town of Nice where the prices are as appealing as the menu.Read more

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