Cooking for friends in Dolcedo

It happened in the summer of 2012: years in the stressful restaurant business caught up with the acclaimed chef Peter Dosot. His job had always been both his passion and his calling, but he was beginning to feel like a manager rather than a culinary artist. “My work was restricted to fixing minor details at the end,” he reflects.Read more

In pursuit of stars

Riviera Insider meets Stéphane Laurin on the magnificent stone terrace of the restaurant at Château Le Cagnard, where he has been head chef since October 2014.Read more

Easter at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

Enjoy the perfect Easter weekend with a gourmet lunch on the terrace of La Véranda at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean coast. Read more

Keisuke Matsushima: Inconspicuous Michelin star dining

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Keisuke Matsushima isn’t the kind of restaurant you walk into off the street. In fact, from the exterior on rue de France, it’s hard to recognise that this even is a restaurant. But once inside you will be treated to the creative cuisine of Keisuke Matsushima, a Japanese native who has adopted Nice and Provencal cuisine whole heartedly.Read more

The boss of bistronomy

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Armand Crespo has done it again, opening another bistro in the Old Town of Nice where the prices are as appealing as the menu.Read more

Reinventing a favourite

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Pastis is as synonymous with French Riviera living as petanque and sun bathing. Traditionally served over ice with a small jug of water, pastis is not only this region's favourite drink, it is the national drink of France. But did you ever consider replacing wine with pastis during a meal? The idea was introduced to The Riviera Times during a special lunch at JAN in Nice last month, and the result was quite surprising!Read more

Riviera terrace dining

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Whether it is by the sea or overlooking the spectacular countryside, terrace dining in the Riviera is a must in summer. Provencal cuisine, Mediterranean seafood, a chilled bottle of Côte de Provence rosé … who could wish for anything more? But with so many to choose from, how do we find the best? Well, we asked our Facebook readers to tell us their favourite terrace restaurants, and this is what they chose!Read more

Ten years of Italian cuisine

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For the 10th consecutive year, the Italian CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) will take over the Promenade des Anglais to hold an Italian gastronomy show in Nice. This year, L'Italie à Table will celebrate Nice and Italy's shared roots, when it comes to cuisine, from 29th May to 1st June.Read more

Emotions for the taste buds and the heart

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Paolo Sari of the Monte Carlo Beach restaurant Elsa is the only organic chef to have ever achieved a Michelin star. The Riviera Times spoke to Paolo about his philosophy and what that means for his guests at Monte Carlo Beach.Read more

Reaching for the stars

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The new season begins with a new chef at Terre Blanche. Yannick Franques has already earned himself two Michelin stars, a dream come true for any pioneering chef. So what exactly does that mean for this 5-star hotel, its 70-strong kitchen team and the four restaurants that reside in the luxury resort? Yannick revealed all for The Riviera Times.Read more