Le 61 bar à vin: A family-run bistro in Golfe-Juan

Le 61 Bar a vin in Golfe-Juan

In the small seaside town of Golfe-Juan, this family-run bistro and wine bar is a cherished local favourite. Run by Julien Rives, his wife Cristelle and their two daughters, Fanny and Margot, Le 61 Bar à Vin serves a small selection of great food and wine. The RI editor takes you inside, revealing her secret spot for the best burger.Read more

Local chef and caterer shares her story of the Pandemic

Chef Theodora Hauzer

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to keep us in confinement, restaurants and caterers are among the hardest-hit businesses. Here, we bring you the first-hand account of local Chef Theodora Hauzer, owner of United Flavours of Food Catering & Events in Villeneuve-Loubet. Originally from Singapore and classically trained in French cuisine, Chef Hauzer brings a unique Eurasian flavour to the Riviera and she was in high demand for private events. At the start of 2020, she closed her restaurant to focus on private catering. Then Covid happened. She shares with Riviera Insider her experience of the Coronavirus crisis, how she faces the continued uncertainty and the most important thing to get us through this year.Read more

Neptune Rum cocktail launch party Monaco

Neptune Rum Cocktail FlyerIn celebration of the Neptune Rum Monaco launch party, the Club Vivanova team and the new owners of Neptune Rum have organized an exclusive cocktail on Thursday 10 September on the TWIGA Monte-Carlo terrace. Guests do not have to be club members to join; everyone is welcome to attend the event. Tickets to join can be booked online for 40 euros; the price includes cocktails as well as specialities from the TWIGA menu. Early reservations are recommended.Read more

Wine tasting in the heart of Provence

Wine by UdajezejestemElaborate or mature red, rosé and white wines… In the heart of Provence, Château du Rouët, a wine-producing estate, opened a tasting cellar on 30 July 2020. Open to all, Monsieur Matthieu Savatier, owner of the Château du Rouët, welcomes visitors to his newly constructed building to offer the convivial experience of wine-tasting. Having opened his new building with a celebration filled with music and entertainment in the vineyard in front of the Grand House, the Château’s dynamic team now hopes to share their passion for oenology with visitors.Read more

Local Provençal honey markets

Fete du Miel a Mouans-SartouxThree honey-licious events will celebrate and raise awareness on beekeeping as well as honey making. Provençal cities organise traditional honey festivals every year but 2020 has proved difficult for these events. Now, two of three festivals will be happening in August and the third will be coming up in October. Open to all and free of charge, everyone is encouraged to participate and learn more about respecting the all-important bee and the liquid splendour they produce.Read more

Food and fun under the sun

Les Canailles Beach NiceWhilst taking a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, the idea to spend the rest of the day by the sea might make itself too tempting to resist. In that case, whether it is with friends, family, or perhaps even a lover, the new beach “Les Canailles” will be pleased to receive you in its charming setting between 10 am and midnight.Read more

Special weekend to picnic in wineries in Provence

Winery picnicFor the 26 to 27 July, independent wineries throughout PACA and the Var are opening their doors for convivial picnics amongst the vines! This is a great chance to get to know a local winemaker and spend a lovely afternoon with friends in the outdoors. What better way to enjoy the southern French lifestyle? We have a long list of participating wineries...Read more

Subtil Wine: Local sommeliers create biodynamic wine company

Rémy Grenet (l) and Alexandre Cordier (r), the founders of Subtil WineTwo entrepreneurial sommeliers in Monaco have created a new business for a very niche wine market. Their company, Subtil, is committed not only to the distribution of Biodynamic wine, but also the education and awareness of Biodynamic principles. Read more

Auguste Escoffier: The father of French cuisine celebrated on Arte

Auguste Escoffier © Musée EscoffierOn Saturday, June 6, the Art & Culture channel, Arte, will air a portrait of the famous inventor of modern gastronomy - Auguste Escoffier, a child of the Côte d'Azur. Born in Villeneuve-Loubet, the city now houses a museum of culinary art dedicated to the world-renowned chef. When did this culinary master, known as the ‘King of chefs and chef of Kings’ reign? Read on to discover this local legend.Read more

The best French food delivered!

Home delivery by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock**UPDATED!** Just because we’re under quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy good food and wine - this is France, after all! We’ve gathered a (non-exhaustive) list of local merchants still working and offering either delivery or shipping. Whether you want fresh fruits and vegetables direct from local farms, artisan chocolates or even beer, wine and spirits, we’ve got you covered! So stay home, stay safe and support local business! Check back often, we are constantly updating the list.Read more