La Voglia, Old Town, Nice

We decided on lunch at La Voglia after seeing it completely full the first couple of times we passed it. Seeing as we had steered fairly clear of Trip Advisor recommendations, we were curious about what it was about this particular restaurant that drew diners in such throngs – whereas nearby restaurants seemed to be…

Le Bacchus, Nice

Incredible Italian food again, and this time again in the Carré d’Or. Le Bacchus serves Italian food, really good Italian food in more than generous amounts in large bowls, lavished with lashings of generous parmesan cheese, in a relaxed unpretentious restaurant. We went back more than once, and came away equally satisfied each time. You…

Le Sens, Nice

The restaurants in the “Carré d’Or” – Golden Square tended to be a lot more low key than those in Old Town, and by that I mean a show of more local than tourists, and prices that were more reflective of the quality. Le Sens was one such place. Though it cropped up on searches…

Le Tire-Bouchon, Nice

Walking through Nice Old Town trying to decide on where to eat is extremely difficult. There is a draw to every restaurant, as the sun touches on everything and people sit at tables on terraces drinking their rosé, with bustling crowds, and music at every turn. During this hour of sundowners and early evening, restaurant…

Eating Italian at Attimi

I could wax lyrical about the cultural side of our experience in Nice, but that would not be an accurate telling. It was all about the food. Some sun, a lot of sun, but ultimately about the food. The discoveries were varied and amazing. We ate a lot of Italian cuisine, a definite influence of…

The Pâtisserie Tour, Paris

My daughter had a long-time friend visiting her over the start of the school holidays, and I volunteered to be the driver/guide over a couple of days whilst they did their Patisserie Tour. This all came about because her friend wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. She’s fourteen years old and…