The best place to get your tourte aux blettes in Nice is La Fougasserie (5 Rue de la Poisonnerie, Vieux Nice, 06300). This bakery is just behind Cours Saleya. But if you fancy making your own, the recipe for savoury tourte aux blettes is below: INGREDIENTS THE PASTRY: 2 cups unbleached flour ½ teaspoon salt […]
Corsica sits off the coast of Nice and is well worth visiting. Like the Scots, the Corsicans consider themselves Corsican before French and the tiny island has only been part of France for a little over 200 years. Part of the Republic of Geneo, briefly independent and even more briefly British, the question of […]
Italy is just up the road and easily accessible. It takes about 40 minutes to get there from Nice on the A8 motorway. There is hardly any traffic on Sunday and there is no border control to go through as you cross into Italy. As you cross the border you arrive on the Italian Riviera. […]
Whites ‘Jurançon Sec,’ Chateau Jolys 2012 This wine won a gold medal in December’s International Challenge Award. It is a wine that is really only consumed in the South of France. The grape is Roussane. It is often used for blending. These grapes are in the main used to make dessert wines and it bears […]
One of the most famous dishes to not come from Nice is the salad Niçoise. In the UK for example, there is a notion that it has to contain certain ingredients such as green beans, tomato, boiled egg and potato. But don’t expect to have a dish matched to what you’re used to at home; […]
There are many takes on pan bagnat (courtesy of slate.fr) but this is the most authentic I’ve come across. At least that’s what my local friends say… And if you want confirmation of that, visit the official société for the protection of the original recipe of the pan bagnat.
The ‘Train des Pignes’ has been meandering through the French countryside for over 100 years. It connects Nice to Digne les Bains in the Alpes. Pignes means pine in French. Some say the train was given its name as it chugged along so slowly that passengers could pick pine cones from the track and jump […]
1. Eat breakfast at Le Coin Quotidien – this gem at the end of Cours Saleya has the best breakfast menu by far in the old town. Hungry early risers sit at long wooden tables laden with goodies. Just be careful you don’t get so comfortable that you stay all day. 2. Soak up the atmosphere in […]