Club Vivanova: innovative gins & inventive Indian cuisine

Join Club Vivanova members and guests at the recently opened Maya Jah Indian Restaurant in Monaco on Wednesday 4th April. Founder of the club Bradley Mitton has selected 15 of the chef's most specialist dishes and paired them in sharing-courses with four Scottish craft gins from the Eden Mill Distillery in St Andrews, Scotland. The oriental spices in these various dishes marry incredibly well with the flavour profiles of the boutique gins.Read more

Cuisine Cannoise en Fete

The cold chill of winter will soon be a thing of the past, and the colours and smells of the Côte d’Azur in spring are fast approaching. Time to stop making excuses for staying indoors, and get out there and see the best of what our region has to offer!Read more

What better way to warm up?

“I’ve heard it’s really nice!” and “I’ve been wanting to go there for a while…” are phrases perennially heard when people talk about La Canna Suisse, Cannes’ only fondue and raclette restaurant. The fact that it is located on the side of a main road, not dissimilar to a Little Chef on the M6, may explain why people’s desire to eat there never manifests into an actual visit. However, once you get over the somewhat unorthodox location of 23 Rue Forville, you will discover that Cannes’ little corner of Switzerland is a restaurant well worth visiting – just make sure you book in advance.Read more

Vote for the best market in the south of France

Who doesn’t love heading down to the market at the weekend for fresh produce and local ingredients? Almost every village, town and city has its own, but where's the best?Read more

"Don't set fire to my food next time!"

Originally from sleepy Suffolk, Lewis Longman moved to Cannes three years ago in the search of something meaningful to fill the predictable void of post-graduate life. Between the ubiquitous palm trees of the sun-soaked Côte d’Azur and the terraces of its numerous restaurants, he thinks he has found that something...Read more

Vegan dining in the Côte d'Azur

Less than 10% of the French population identifies as vegetarian or vegan, but that hasn’t stopped over a thousand of France’s restaurants from embracing plant-based menus – a good portion of them in the Côte d’Azur and Monaco.Read more

Drought causes concern for lemon growers

While the rainfall of recent days has gone some way to replenishing water reserves after a hot and dry summer, it hasn’t been able to rectify the damage caused to Menton’s famous lemons. Following the long drought of 2017, farmers in the region are expecting their harvests to fall by 30%.Read more

An A to ‘V’ of our Michelin star restaurants

With the likes of three-Michelin star restaurant Le Louis XV at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, two-star Paloma in Mougins and the equally acclaimed Le Chantecler of the Hôtel Negresco in Nice among the restaurants of the Alpes-Maritimes, it is no wonder that the region is a gastronomic destination as well as one of sunshine. Let Riviera Insider take you through the 2017 A to ‘V’ of its Michelin star establishments.Read more

The beach of reference: Plage Beau Rivage

The prime location of this private beach and restaurant has long made it an essential stop for residents and tourists – it was, in fact, the first place I visited when I moved here – but it has now coupled location with sophistication to ensure that 107 Quai des États-Unis is the beach of reference in the city.Read more

Luxury catering: Helen Traiteur

An interview with Eric-Helen Louis, the president of the region’s leading gourmet caterer, Helen Traiteur.Read more