Eating out in Nice…
If food is your passion, Nice is sure to set your taste buds alight. As one of Europe’s most revered culinary hot spots, you’ll be overwhelmed with choice when it comes to all things edible.
It’s no surprise, really, that Nice is such a foodie haven; its location certainly gives it the upper hand, ensuring local, fresh ingredients are in abundant supply. Warm summer days offer the perfect conditions for a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, while succulent meat stems from the nearby hills, and the adjacent coastline serves up a rich array of seafood.
Whether you choose to dine in a simple cafe or a top-notch bistro, you’ll struggle to go hungry in Nice. Restaurants and cafes are especially in abundance in Vieille Ville (the Old Town) or around Cours Saleya, so it’s just a case of finding something to suit your budget.
There’s a heavy Italian influence on the menus in Nice, so expect pizza and pasta aplenty. You can also sample some local specialities, such as socca (a pancake made from chickpea flour), deep fried courgette flowers, pissaladiere (a type of onion tart) or petits farcis (stuffed vegetables).
The market at Cours Saleya is one of the city’s top foodie attractions. It’s a real working market, and not just for tourists, so here you’ll find restauranteurs stocking up on ingredients for the day’s menu. It’s a fantastic place to sample local produce and do a bit of food shopping yourself.
The daily fish market at Place Saint-Francois is also a real feast for the eyes and a must-visit for any foodie visitor.
The beauty of staying in holiday apartments in Nice as opposed to a hotel is that you can really make the most of the foodie scene in the city. As well as dining out at restaurants, you can purchase fresh, local ingredients, such as seafood, meat or vegetables, from the markets, and rustle up concoctions in the comfort of your apartment. Staying in vacation apartments in Nice, therefore, allows you to fully immerse yourself in local life and enjoy the many flavours of this appetising city.
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