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Issue No. 15

Discover the Drome, Nyons - the last Provencal frontier, Charente-Maritime, Burgundy, Paris gastronomy, Nice, secret Provence, recipes, a whole lot more. It's the next best thing to being in France...

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Blink as you pass their place, and you'll miss it but you can’t avoid the delicious smells that waft out the door. They don't want their business to grow bigger, it isn’t about making lots of money for them, it’s about good food. "If we grow too big, we may lose our passion" says Marcelle. "This is home cooking - it's personal". It's also absolutely delicious. It's a Nice secret, one that the locals know but most tourists don't notice tucked away on a beautiful alley opinion Old Nice. This is food like your grandma cooked if you were born in the south of France, Socca chips, tiny delicate pastries filled with seasonal veg, tourte de blette, a sweet tart made with, of all things – the vegetable chard (it works by the way, brilliantly). They cook everything fresh in the tiny kitchen and only open for lunch. If you want a true taste of Nice, a memory to cherish and an absolutely amazing eating experience accompanied with good humour and a big smile then head to A Buteghinna -which means in Nicois "the little place" and don't forget to book your table, it's very popular! A Buteghinna 11 rue du marché La Storia - the perfect location Its location in the heart of old Nice makes La Storia a popular venue pretty much all year round. At No. 1 Cours Saleya it doesn’t get much better than this. In its touristic setting, service may not be speedy as it can get very busy – everyone wants to sit in this lovely corner of the market square. If you’re in a rush, let the waiter know. Better still, take your time, enjoy the sun, the scenery and people watching while you indulge in some tasty dishes which are not expensive. Moules, pizza, pasta are pretty good and with a 3 course menu at around 20 Euros – it’s a bit of a steal. Restaurantlastoria

Sentimi - will make you want to move to Nice Sentimi serves Italian influenced food and it doesn’t get much better than this. It’s not a touristy type place, this is where the locals go because they know the food is top notch and not at all expensive. The courtyard setting with a huge olive tree growing inside the restaurant is absolutely lovely. The terrace seating on Place Garibaldi couldn’t be nicer. The menu is fabulous, I wanted to try absolutely everything on it and found it really hard to behave myself! I asked the waiter what the speciality is and he recommended ottima a type of pizza. One word. Memorable. Okay more words – completely scrumptious. I’ve been to Italy many times, my family are from Milan and I have never had a better pizza anywhere. Go here on an empty stomach and make the most of it. I’d recommend you make a booking, they do speak English so if you don’t speak French, not a problem. I could actually move to Nice just so that I could go to this restaurant more often. Tip: Don’t leave without having the ice cream – it’s icy heaven. 2-4 Place Garibaldi Facebook page: Sentimirestaurant Restaurant Influence - fabulous food A relative newcomer to the Nice food scene the restaurant has made an impact very quickly thanks to the young chef’s truly superb menu. A graduate of the Paul Bocuse institute (the most revered chef in France), everything is home made and has a secret ingredient – passion. It must have been very hard work to get this new eaterie on the map but the locals love it and no wonder, the chef’s deft touch and innovative dishes are knock out. The menu is not expensive but the food is of the highest quality, tasty and delicious - you’ll want to go back to time and time again Influence-nice.fr 31 rue Bonaparte Website Nice Tourism for more foodie recommendations.