The much-loved La Roustide
offers an interesting take on traditional French cuisine. Renowned for its variety of truffle-based dishes, the restaurant uses all six edible varieties of locally grown truffles in many of its recipes. From baked potatoes covered with truffles and seabream tartare with wasabi and truffles, to puy lentils with whipped creamed truffles. For those not crazy about subterranean fungi, there are other dishes including gnocchi, risotto and foie grass. A quaint restaurant with a natural warm ambiance, La Roustide features earthy tones, lovely wood and stone furnishing, plus bird-nest chandeliers, with dim lighting for those late-night intimate dinners.
Located in the historic quarter of Vieux Nice, Oliviera
is a fantastic restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on bringing out the best local varieties of olive oil. Established in 2000, Oliviera crafts each recipe with hand-picked oils, carefully selected to enhance the flavours and different subtleties of ingredients. Tartar with olive oil originating from Alpes de Haute Provence
, and Aubergine Oliviera a dish made of eggplant, goat cheese, grilled red peppers and copious amounts of Bouteillan olive oil are just some of the splendid dishes on offer. On arrival, owner Nadim Beyrouti and his staff take time to greet guests with an olive oil tasting. After a meal, choose an oil from the restaurant’s shop and try out one of their aromatic recipes at home. The oils can also be purchased from the restaurant’s website