Recipe: Mushroom ravioli

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This simple ravioli recipe is perfect for maximising the flavours of fresh mushrooms this monthRead more

It’s a vintage year

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François Millo is the General Director of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence, an expert in the world of wine. The Riviera Times spoke to him about this year’s harvest, new classifications of wine, and rosé research.Read more

Making a dish more than just a meal

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The scene is set … a gastronomic seafood restaurant with tables hugging the Mediterranean Sea in the picture-perfect bay of Villefranche sur Mer, a beautiful summer's evening, a chilled glass of exquisite champagne, impeccable service by a smiling waiter. As you clink glasses with your dinner date, you think to yourself: "life doesn't get much better than this". Then you try the amuse bouche, and proclaim, "oh yes it does!" This is the experience that awaits you at l'Oursin Bleu.Read more

Life Support

Dear Andy, I have been self-employed in France for a few years now and my wife and seven year old son are all attached to my carte vitale. However, I always see adverts on TV for a mutuelle de santé. What is it, do I have one already and if I don't, do I need one? Healthy-in-LevensRead more

Fishing in the Med - Miramar style

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The sea bass céviché is a particularly popular dish on the menu at Miramar Plage (see recipe to the left), what with the gentle lapping waves close by and the warm summer sun. In fact, all the seafood dishes are renowned at this restaurant, and it's not surprising when you understand why.Read more

Recipe August 2012

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Sea bass cÉviché with lime, tomato, spring onion & avocadoRead more

Warm Summer Salad

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By Chef Thierry ThiercelinRead more

Sipping rosé in Summer

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The tradition of growing vines in Provence dates all the way back to the time of the Greeks and Phoenicians, making this the oldest wine growing area in France.Read more

Real estate: what to expect under the new presidency

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France's new President, François Hollande, promised a number of new measures in his election campaign manifesto to tackle the chronic housing shortage in France, and the new legislation is scheduled for after this summer's Parliamentary break.Read more

The philanthropist of Bordighera

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Charles Lowe lived in Wiltshire for many years but he also spent much of his retirement on the Italian Riviera, where he was just as generous with his donations to good causes - including providing funds for Italy's first tennis courts.Read more