To help you on your way, here is a selection of the best restaurants on the French Riviera Mirazur, Menton Hidden on a hilltop high above the sea, Mirazur is a terrace restaurant with its own citrus grove and avocado trees, a vegetable garden and even a patch for wild herbs and edible flowers. First […]
Hidden on a hilltop high above the sea, Mirazur is a terrace restaurant with its own citrus grove and avocado trees, a vegetable garden and even a patch for wild herbs and edible flowers.
First come the tapas – a tiny lacy crisp of squid-ink rice and finely diced vegetables; a shot of yellow gazpacho – followed by starters such as risotto made with red quinoa and wild cèpes. A basket of fresh bread arrives accompanied by a heavenly pool of Colagreco’s own lemon-ginger olive oil. Mains include coquilles Saint-Jacques with fennel ice cream, and mackerel with an orange and carrot purée.
The decor is stylishly retro and folksy, and a mix of lawyers, judges and young professionals join a local boho crowd around the zinc bar and small wooden tables. The tiny, open-plan kitchen produces a mouthwatering variety of dishes, from a starter of mackerel and potatoes with rocket, horseradish and a mustard sauce to truffle risotto and sardines in a garlicky marinade served in a pastilla crust.
In his seasonal menu, this bistro includes foie gras ‘bonbons’ (pan-fried duck foie gras drizzled with violet preserves and fresh petals, wrapped in a crunchy filo) and rose-flavoured tagliatelle with prawns. There are also salads topped with velvety pansies and peppery nasturtiums, and desserts such as violet crème brulée and a creamy scoop of hibiscus ice cream.