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2012 Rosé Wines:  Our roundup of the best

2012 Rosé Wines: Our roundup of the best

On Monday we tasted a ton of the new millessime 2012 Rosé wines on offer at the wine fair in Hyeres.  The Côtes de Provence label is now the most prestigious appelation for rosé wine in the world. What we learned is there are many kinds of rosé wines.  There are the old school wines...
Borage: here comes the spring!

Borage: here comes the spring!

The borage‘s season is just starting now. The right time to get those young fresh leaves, as they are easier to eat fresh at the blooming time. After a while the hairs on the stems will get tougher and then you gonna have to cook it to get rid of those. We found it on...
Vignerons independants: A label to look for

Vignerons independants: A label to look for

Last Saturday we visited the Wine Exhibition of Independent Winegrowers (Salon des Vignerons Independants) that took place in Nice.   The guys up at Le Coin du Fromager had reminded us of this label and we were intrigued to attend this event and discover some new wines. Members of this network adhere to a charter of...
Reliable Romy

Reliable Romy

One of the great things about working in the culinary field is finding the best products, and then getting to eat them.  Not far behind these products you almost always discover an exceptional individual.  Romy Gallucio, at my local market in Monaco, is one of those people.  When I need some fresh ideas for a...
Delightful simplicity at Clovis

Delightful simplicity at Clovis

Last week, armed with our GPS, we braved the hinterland around Nice to find another great chef we have been hearing about over the past few months. Julien Bousseau and his charming Clovis were recently awarded a Michelin star, and we were happy to find that this prestigious award has not afffected the simple, proud...
Oysters from Monte-Carlo?

Oysters from Monte-Carlo?

After a brief hiatus from posting here at Riviera Kitchen due to our trip to the big apple, we are back in our home territory.  We wanted to share some good news for Monaco residents, with a few new restaurants and a surprising local product. Monaco is not a country generally known for growing anything,...
Springtime visit to Les Olivades

Springtime visit to Les Olivades

All the signs of a beautiful spring have come out across the Riviera.  We have taken advantage of the beautiful weather to get a head start on planting our vegetable garden. We followed this up with a visit to our friends Daniel and Denise Vuillon’s gorgeous AMAP (Associations pour le maintien d’une agriculture paysanne) Les...
Tosan family orchard

Tosan family orchard

After the lemon festival Segolene and I were motivated to get out in the countryside surrounding Menton to find some of the real deal. Thanks to the Association for the Proteciton of Menton Lemons (APCM) we were able to find the Tosan family orchards near the village of St. Agnes. Perched on hills terraced by...