La Liste of 1,000 best restaurants

France and French gastronomy has fallen out of favour with the world’s ubiquitous food critics. Italy, Spain, Denmark… All have featured in the top spot of The World's 50 Best Restaurants in recent years, but France has barely been able to make the top five. It was the backlash against this ‘failure to adequately merit the work of French chefs’ that drove La Liste organisers and partners to begin a new global ranking using the specialist tools of an algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews. According to the 2016 list of the world’s 1,000 finest restaurants, French talent still rules with Parisian restaurant Guy Savoy at Monnaie de Paris clinching the gold, but also countless other institutions in l’hexagone have performed well. Read more

Monaco Gourmand

Join Club Vivanova’s Bradley Mitton in the Sapphire 24 Lounge of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this December as he, along with his co-author Zsolt Szemerszky, celebrates the launch of the duo’s new gourmet book: Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco with Wine Pairing Guide. Read more

Club Vivanova: seven course dining at Nobu with New World wines

Club Vivanova has released the details of a hot, gourmet event happening on 1st December at Nobu in the Principality of Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel. The exclusive seven course Omakase dinner with be accompanied by Champagne de Watère Rosé and four premium international wines.Read more

Nobel Prize and Château Le Cagnard

Château Le Cagnard is honouring the historic Nobel Prize with an exclusive dinner on Thursday 1st December. It is the second year the hotel and restaurant have hosted such an event and it falls on the day before the city of Nice and its many partners - including the Haut-de-Cagnes restaurant - celebrate the annual awards with a day of conference and seminars focusing on the 2016 Nobel Prize winners. Read more

Ban placed on shellfish from southern France

The Prefecture of Hérault has decided to temporarily suspend the sale of shellfish from the Étang de Thau, saying the seafood is ‘improper for human consumption’. Read more

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

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