Flavours of the Orient

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Maya Bay in Monaco has taken the best of Asian cuisine - Thai and Japanese - and put them side-by-side in a wonderful display of skill and sophistication. Impeccable service and contrasting oriental design all work to elevate a 'nice meal out' to an 'exceptional dining experience' - and at a surprisingly reasonable price.Read more

The Italian stallion of French Riviera food fairs

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L'Italie à Table is an authentic Italian food fair, now in its ninth edition, that will run in Nice from 30th May to 2nd June this year. The event draws in food lovers and culture enthusiasts from all over, offering the best of Italy in terms of its food, tourism and unique heritage.Read more

One chef, one concept

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As the buzz of the Cannes Film Festival reverberates throughout the city for the entire month of May, what's needed is some time out at Sea Sens above the Five Hotel and Spa. Serving ambitious and technically fabulous food, Sea Sens is a lavish and optimistic experience, with food as sharp as its slick surrounds.Read more

Healthy and Heavenly

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More and more people are taking an interest in where their food comes from, and the recent horsemeat scandal has certainly pushed this subject into overdrive. 'Bio' is no longer a word associated with hypersensitive hippies - many of us are actively choosing to include chemical-free foods in our diet. But what happens when you want to go out for a meal?Read more

Take your tastebuds on holiday

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Culinary tourism is the hot new trend in travel. With the increasing interest in food channels, travel shows featuring local and regional cuisine and food documentaries, more people are journeying across the globe just to enjoy a new food and wine experience.Read more

Gastronomy in the (ex-) greenhouse

If you ask the people of Albenga where is the best place to eat fish, they will often answer: Il Pernambuco. Filled with the charm of another time, this restaurant in the Viale Italia belongs to Luciano Alessandri. His wife Ivana and daughter-in-law Nicoletta run the show in the kitchen.Read more

Enjoy life without limits

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The place is buzzing, this is immediately clear. Celebrities brush shoulders with hungry visitors from throughout the region. Giancarlo Priano is in his element: he stands at the bar and welcomes the guests. Unruffled and enthusiastic, he has a kind word for everyone, even though they flood in like bees from a hive.Read more

Ducasse leads new quality label for restaurants

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If you think the cute French restaurant in a busy tourist area with a menu the size of a small novel is doing well by pumping out fast ‘traditional’ food, then think again. Odds are the ‘chef’ in that kitchen simply re-heated a frozen meal and is charging you a princely sum for the privilege. It’s a worrying trend among (bad) French restaurants, particularly here on the Côte d’Azur. But there’s hope - the country’s prized chefs are now leading a campaign to create a new quality seal of approval for customers.Read more

Beautifying Saint Tropez

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Saint Tropez will spend the next few months waking to the sound of roadworks and drills as the town undergoes a spring make over. From roads to lighting, the drainage system to the cemetery, no stone will go unvarnished. But as the beautifying projects continue, the bill is mounting and the summer is drawing closer every day.Read more

Classic cuisine: French onion soup

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Winter has well and truly set in and there's no better time to enjoy some classic French cuisine. This warming winter soup looks delectable as it bubbles at the table.Read more