Beneath an open sky: Nacional Beef & Wine

If I was to give this restaurant in the heart of Antibes’ old town a tagline, it would have to be ‘cuisine sous le soleil’. Nacional specialises in high quality meats, but it also has a robust Mediterranean menu bursting with flavours of the region: truffles, fresh fish, burratas, and — of course — rosé.Read more

La Gioiosa: the finest fritto misto on the coast

Even in Liguria, it is no longer east to find a place with genuine local specialties. an exception is found, however, in restaurant La Gioiosa, which was established in 1967 and it sits above Finale Ligure in the province of Savona. With much love for the cuisine of their homeland, Luigia and Flavio Monesiglio serve traditional Ligurian dishes with produce from their own garden and coast.Read more

Jacques Gantié’s restaurant recommandation: Bistro du Clos

Catherine and Daniel Ettlinger have crafted the Bistro du Clos in the image of Michelin-starred Clos Saint-Pierre, their first gourmet bistro. Strategically located right next to the farmers’ market, Bistro du Clos offers a fresh and seasonal cuisine featuring produce from the local region.Read more

Kings of cuisine: chefs gather at Les Etoiles de Mougins

It is a rare occasion to see so many chefs in one place (and not in the kitchen), but Les Étoiles de Mougins has become an unmissable date in the calendar for culinary masters the world over. With over 120 chefs of the highest caliber expected at the 2017 gastronomic rendez-vous, I headed to Mougins to meet chef Denis Fetisson, the owner of La Place de Mougins and L’Amandier, and learn more about this iconic festival.Read more

Sky high dining truly haute gourmet in Monaco

After New York, Las Vegas, Paris and Brussels, the glittering skyline of Monaco is certainly the next logical step (up) for extraordinary dining experience Dinner In The Sky.Read more

Lunch by the pool: new chef at La Vague de St. Paul

Akhara Chay, the new chef of the recently opened Au Jardin de la Vague restaurant, invites his guests into a world of creative Mediterranean cuisine fused with flavours from southeast Asia. With business lunches from 25€ at the pool-side eatery, this four-hotel has established a niche for corporate diners as well as those visiting the artistic village of Saint Paul de Vence, which is just minutes away.Read more

When wine moves mountains

Dino Masala from the picturesque medieval village of Airole in the Roya Valley of Liguria had an unusual vision. He wanted to slice 10 metres off the peak of a mountain to build his dream vineyard: A Trincea.Read more

Superfood: fresh from the kitchen

Forget fruits and vegetables; sprouts are the new, true miracle food. Riviera Insider meets with Angelika Fürstler, whose VeganSuperYacht start-up is creating waves aboard luxury vessels. Ever since cress and microgreens joined her diet, Angelika Fürstler has been feeling better than ever before. The advantages? The early sprouts of produce can grow in almost any climate and at any time of the year are ripe within just a few days and are full of vitamins, minerals and helpful enzymes.Read more

Jasmin Grill & Lounge: new season starting at the Hôtel Royal-Riviera

Hôtel Royal-Riviera has just reopened its summer restaurant: the Jasmin Grill & Lounge. Together, chefs Alain Parodi and Bruno Le Bolch have infused dining at this luxury five-star resort with a whole exotic flavour.Read more

Le Café de la Place

An intimate evening in the hauteurs of Le Cannet.Read more