I know that lately i gave you several good restaurant tips in Nice, and yes, don’t hate us for being repetitive, but this is a new terrific one, just nearby “Le comptoir du marché” and “Le café de la bourse” in le Vieux Nice. Welcome to “chez Palmyre”, a very old institution, opened in 1926. It has been run by to old women for years, and 3 years ago, two best friends Vincent the Chef, and Philippe who welcomes the visitors, bought it together. Since then, their 15 euro menu has conquered a lot of fans from all over the world. Here you can meet true “niçoises” and “niçois”, along with Japanese, English or Chinese gourmets. The dishes are typically french, but in a very delicate and subtle reinterpretation. The perfect marriage between simple french heritage cooking and the modern taste for healthy and light food.
We had “poultry liver country pâté”, “soupe du jour”, “parmeggiano and raw ham polenta” for starters, then, “ricotta and eggplant lasagna”, “cockerel in a white sauce” or grilled salmon with lentils”, then “lemon pie in a glass”, “tiramisu” or “choocolate petit pot” for desert.
Don’t misunderstand, we are still really selective, but once again i have to say this is a seriously good address. Warm people, delicious food and very good price!
Chez Palmyre, “cuisine familiale”, 5 rue Droite, le Vieux Nice (near la place Saint François). Tel: 04 93 85 72 32. You really have to call before to make a reservation.