Stars & other symbols: a guide to the Michelin system

What is on the plate is all that matters when it comes to winning a Michelin star (or more). Inspectors look right past decorative table setting, flowers and other ‘fuss’ to focus on their five essential criteria: the quality of ingredients, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the presence of the chef’s personality in their cuisine, value for money, and consistency between visits.Read more

Villa Belrose: the real star of Saint Tropez

© Aline Gerard It has long been touted that this five-star member of the Althoff Hotel Collection owns the finest view in Saint Tropez, with a breath-taking panorama of the bay. But let’s not forget the other reason to visit this luxury address, which can also be enjoyedfrom the terrace.Read more

A family affair: Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit

It isn’t often that you come across a whole family working beneath one roof anymore, let alone in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Yet Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit in Antibes has just that: the doting father, a welcoming wife and two talented sons, including one who put his travelling days behind him to return to the paternal kitchen. Read more

The marriage of L'Oasis & Barbossi

For the past 27 years, Stéphane, Antoine and François Raimbault have managed to stay at the top of the culinary game thanks to their perseverance, passion and courage. L'Oasis has lived up to its shimmering two Michelin stars, which shine true to one single calling: the pleasure of giving happiness.  Read more

Old town charm: Le Cannet serves up an ode to the culinary gods

According to Cannes’ TripAdvisor, the city has some 660 restaurants, which can sometimes make the challenge of deciding where to eat somewhat difficult. The solution? The old town of Le Cannet, a picturesque and secret suburb five minutes from Cannes. It’s a hidden gourmet gem.Read more

Les Étoiles de Mougins 2018

Michelin Star restaurants, cosy bistros lining the cobbled streets, a breath-taking panoramic view stretching from the sparkling Mediterranean across to the jagged hills of the Gorges du Loup… There are certainly worse places to eat that the delightful hilltop town of Mougins!Read more

Club Vivanova: innovative gins & inventive Indian cuisine

Join Club Vivanova members and guests at the recently opened Maya Jah Indian Restaurant in Monaco on Wednesday 4th April. Founder of the club Bradley Mitton has selected 15 of the chef's most specialist dishes and paired them in sharing-courses with four Scottish craft gins from the Eden Mill Distillery in St Andrews, Scotland. The oriental spices in these various dishes marry incredibly well with the flavour profiles of the boutique gins.Read more

Cuisine Cannoise en Fete

The cold chill of winter will soon be a thing of the past, and the colours and smells of the Côte d’Azur in spring are fast approaching. Time to stop making excuses for staying indoors, and get out there and see the best of what our region has to offer!Read more

What better way to warm up?

“I’ve heard it’s really nice!” and “I’ve been wanting to go there for a while…” are phrases perennially heard when people talk about La Canna Suisse, Cannes’ only fondue and raclette restaurant. The fact that it is located on the side of a main road, not dissimilar to a Little Chef on the M6, may explain why people’s desire to eat there never manifests into an actual visit. However, once you get over the somewhat unorthodox location of 23 Rue Forville, you will discover that Cannes’ little corner of Switzerland is a restaurant well worth visiting – just make sure you book in advance.Read more

Vote for the best market in the south of France

Who doesn’t love heading down to the market at the weekend for fresh produce and local ingredients? Almost every village, town and city has its own, but where's the best?Read more

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