Bar L’Univers Speakeasy (16 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 44000 Nantes) – this is one of Nantes’ more popular bars – adapting a Prohibition era 1920s Chicago gang life theme. Along with serving 60 different types of cocktails, it’s known for serving 50 different brands of whiskies (from Ireland to Japan). Since this is France, wine is […]
Tai Shogun (10 Quai François Mitterand, 44000 Nantes) – this Japanese restaurant specializes in cooking Teppanyaki (Japanese grill) style, preparing a variety of dishes in front of diners, such as beef, shrimp, scallops, chicken, eggs, chicken and various vegetables (to the patron’s specifications). In addition, sushi, sashimi, and maki dishes are also available.
Saline Céviche Bar (62 rue Gambetta, Biarritz) – this restaurant stays true to the local Biarritz preference for seafood dishes. Carpaccio, tiradito, tataki or Peruvian, Tahitian or Basque ceviche are served here at any given day. The Pisco Sour drink is said to go perfect with a ceviche dish.
Restaurant Mantel (22 rue Saint-Antoine-Le-Suquet, 06400 Cannes) – located in the trendy Suquet district of Cannes, just steps away from the Croisette and the Palais des Festivals, Mantel is considered one of the best restaurants in Cannes. As expected, the menu is a fusion of Italian and French influences, serving dishes such as provencal beef […]
Le Safari Restaurant (1 Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice) – this restaurant serves dishes that are local to the Nice area, such as the famed “bagna cauda”, the “cascade niçoise”, followed by a dish of squid and artichokes, fresh pasta with genuine “pistou” and meat, as well as pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Le Chantecler Restaurant (Le Negresco, 37 Promenade des Anglais, Nice) – located within the prominent Le Negresco Hotel, this is one of Nice’s finest restaurants. A variety of dishes influenced by nearby Provence – ranging from Roasted Beef with chanterelle mushrooms, to the foie gras, are among the items served here.
Le Caveau 30 (45 Rue Félix Faure, 06400 Cannes) – this restaurant, located near the Palais des Festivals, and just 20 meters from the Croisette (opposite the port of Cannes), this restaurant is known for its seafood specialties, fish, shellfish, seafood platters, as well as traditional provençal dishes. Le Caveau 30, whose interior includes large […]
Le 1 (1 Rue Olympe de Gouges, Nantes) – this stylish restaurant is located on the “Ile de Nantes” (the historic center of the city). This Fusion-cooking-inspired restaurant blends flavors from the Orient and Europe in dishes such as tapas of sweet potato fritters, or mains such as spit roast lamb shank with preserved lemon […]
La Mere Brazier (12 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon) — La Mère Brazier was established in 1921 by Eugénie Brazier. For nearly a century politicians and well-known figures from a wide range of fields have flocked to the tables of this Lyon restaurant that has become an institution. Mathieu Viannay, 47, winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier […]
L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges (40 Rue de la Plage, 69660 Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or) – this is one of the best restaurants in the Lyon area (with three Michelin stars). Dishes served here include sea bass stuffed with lobster mousse in a puff-pastry shell, thyme-roasted rack of lamb, Beaujolais winemaker’s sherbet, and truffle soup (which the restaurant’s […]