The Carré d’Or restaurant La Môme stakes its claim on the Croisette's golden sands with a soberly decorated beach inspired by those luxurious, polished-mahogany Riva boats. Chef Mathieu Gourreau delivers a summer menu that's refreshing, sincere and tinged with Mediterranean and Provence. For starters you can savour a sea-bass ceviche or a crisp salad with prawns, avocado cream, grapefruit and a cocktail sauce. In sandwiches you're sure to be tempted by lobster in brioche bread with celery, chives and mayonnaise, or in pasta by truffled macaroni with creamed mushroom, mascarpone and parmesan. Fancy some fish? The black cod caramelised with maple syrup is a hands-down winner. And the meats hold their own, notably the just-seared US Black Angus beef skirt. And for dessert there are delicious summery-hued chilled bowls invented by Mathieu Marchand.
La Croisette - Tél. 04 93 38 22 00
For tourists and local residents alike, there's many an unsuspected pleasure to be found close by, from the sea to the summits of the Pre-Alps. Among bays, peninsulas and sun-drenched countryside, luxury hotels, beaches, golf courses and jaunts, we'll take you to some amazing places.