Private beach dining: Zplage

As soon as the sunny days of a promising season arrived on the Croisette, the Grand Hyatt Martinez’s beach - Zplage - unfurled its parasols and unfolded its deckchairs. Health and nutrition are the focus of chef Christian Sinicropi’s new menu, which blends traditional produce of the Mediterranean with international accents to tantalise the taste buds.Read more

La Trattoria: summer launch for the Tuscany-inspired restaurant

La Trattoria-Sporting Monte Carlo, a Tuscan-inspired venue that offers authentic Italian specialties, has reopened for the summer. Alain Ducasse, the owner of the prestigious establishment, has placed chef Robbie Pepin in charge for this season. The chef uses all his culinary expertise to reflect the generosity and refinement of the French Riviera’s freshest produce.Read more

Mirazur is the world's fourth best restaurant

Menton’s Mirazur restaurant and its chef Mauro Colagreco have been ranked as the fourth best restaurant in the world on the prestigious 50 Best list for 2017. Colagreco scored sixth place last year, but has clinched a position within the top four this year to be listed alongside gourmet giants such as  Eleven Madison Park in New York City, El Cellar de Can Roca in Spain and Osteria Francescana in Italy, which was the 2016 number one.Read more

Smoke-free dining: Ma Terrasse Sans Tabac

With as many of eight in 10 residents of France saying that they are bothered by cigarette smoke, Minister for Health Marisol Touraine and her team are inviting eateries around the country to sign up to a commitment charter to provide offer a smoke-free outdoor space for dining customers in exchange for free online promotion of their establishment via the newly launched site.Read more

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: dinner by candlelight

As candles flicker above the grand dining table of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on 1st April, guests will enjoy an intimate and elegant evening to the tune of the famous Baroness Rothschild.Read more

New York bagels come to the French Riviera

A franchise of the popular New York bagel joint Bruegger’s Bagels has opened at Polygone Riviera.Read more

Celebrating the best of Monaco's gastronomy

Earlier this week, the gastronomical elite of Monaco celebrated the launch of the Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco book. Showcasing the most excellent restaurants in Monaco, this culinary guide offers its readers a unique experience as they are presented with a rare insight into the characters and personalities behind these wonderful gastronomical locations.Read more

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