Niçois specialities

Niçois specialities

We all look forward to trying the local delicacies when on holiday in France and Nice on the French Riviera has plenty for foodies to get their teeth into!

Socca – a pancake made from chickpea flour, usually sold as a snack. Ready to eat seasoned simply with salt and pepper.

Pissaladière – a delicious onion tart served in slices and garnished with black olives and anchovies.

Beignets de fleurs de courgettes – courgette flowers, battered and fried.

Soupe au pistou – vegetable soup topped with a little basil pesto.

Ratatouille – a stew made from roasted vegetables such as courgettes, onions, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines.

Salade Niçoise – a meal in itself! The exact recipe is subject to interpretation but generally includes: black olives, hard boiled eggs, tuna or anchovies, green beans and potatoes on top of lettuce and tomatoes.

Daube Niçoise – a beef stew often enjoyed with pasta.

Poulet à la Niçoise – a chicken dish with peppers.

Mesclun – these young salad leaves are served as a side.

Rosé – the local Côtes de Provence wine makes a tasty apéritif and goes well with salads too.

Staying in self-catered accommodation or planning a picnic? Try the market!

Cours Saleya, Tues – Sun (6am – 1pm)

Place du Général de Gaulle, Tues – Sun (6am – 1.30pm)

Restaurants in Nice

These are concentrated in three main areas: the Cours Saleya, Place Rossetti and the Zone Piétonne.

The Chantecler at Le Negresco hotel on the Promenade des Anglais has a Michelin star.

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