The French Riviera is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world, and as we all know, French cuisine is some of the best in the world. However, due to the fact that the French Riviera is located right on the Mediterranean, the local cuisine reflects that, so seafood is naturally highly prominent, as is the influence from Italian food as well. If you’re going to be visiting Nice, you should know which foods to try, and here are some of the absolute musts when you’re there.
This dish is quintessentially Mediterranean, as it is made of a thin a crispy chickpea pancake that has a surprisingly soft interior. These are typically cooked on a round steel plate inside of a wood oven. You can enjoy it alongside a beer or wine for a nice snack.
You might have heard of this classic salad, but you certainly have not had the original the way it is served in Nice. The salad is comprised on mesclun, which is a mix of salad greens, tomatoes, black olives, radishes, onions, hard boiled eggs, tuna, and anchovies. The whole thing is topped with a drizzle of olive oil. It’s a delicious and filling salad that you won’t forget.
The pissaladière looks a lot like a pizza, but don’t call it a pizza. It’s a thin crust savory tart that is topped with onions, olives, and anchovies. It’s got a punch of flavor that is delicious salty and sweet from the caramelized onion. You can get it as most boulangeries for a few euros, so try it out as a snack.
Les Petits Farcis
This delicious dish is healthy and filling. It’s made of vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant that are stuffed with ground beef, garlic, and bread crumbs. They can be served as a hot dish or a cold one.
This well known dish, perhaps made even more famous thanks to the adorable film by the same name, is actually originally from Nice. It can be comprised of different vegetables but it usually includes onion, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini. The herbs that flavor the dish are typically marjoram, bay leaves, and thyme. It’s a delicious and healthy side dish.