Restaurant Mirazur, Menton
Built on a hillside above the sea near the Italian border, this stylish restaurant is headed by Michelin 2-star Argentinean chef Mauro Colagreco. Call it an edible Eden offering an exuberant mix of fish, vegetables and fruit garnished with flowers and wild herbs. The ever-evolving trio of fixed-price menus are based on whatever’s in season, with produce plucked from the restaurant garden. Try the asparagus and grapefruit salad, followed by fresh cod with fennel sauce, and curry-spiked mascarpone mousse for dessert.
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La Bastide D’Antoine, Nice
Steps from Nice’s open-air market, this popular eatery dishes up ultra-fresh Provencal comfort food from a postage-stamp size open-plan kitchen. Highlights include mackerel with potatoes heaped with a mound of rocket, homemade fois gras, and lentils and sausages served in iron casserole dishes. Leave room for the heavenly orange cake steeped in rum.
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Le Grill, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Up on the panoramic 8th floor of the Hotel de Paris, this newly renovated gastronomic haunt now has a contemporary décor, but features the same mouthwatering menu of Provençal cuisine. Expect classic dishes including prawns from San Remo, pasta Casareccia with shellfish, spit-roast meats, rack of lamb in a wild herb-seasoned crust, followed by a signature Grand Marnier soufflé.
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