So much is said about French food - its flavours, colours and quality and the renowned chefs that train the best-of-the-best worldwide. The UNESCO Gastronomic Meal of the French is a precious accreditation. In 2010, the United Nations Educations, Scientific & Cultural Organisation declared French cuisine as a world heritage. And so they should. Everything you taste in France is delicious – even the simple everyday foods we pine for. All this being known, there aren't enough words to describe just how good French cuisine is - regardless of where you dine.
La Mome Restaurant
6 Rue Florian, 06400 Cannes, France
My favourite dining experience was at La Mome, which is the perfect place to visit when you fancy a sophisticated meal. Set abreast a lovely side road, bustling with other bars and restaurants, this unique restaurant is run by twin brothers who take their business very seriously and run an incredibly efficient ship. Everybody at La Mome is beautiful from the staff to the diners. You can eat inside – which we did – or en plein air. Either is sublime.
12 Rue Louis Blanc, 06400 Cannes (open every day from 10am - 1pm)
One of my favourite foodie memories from my visit to the Cote D’Azur was visiting Marche Forville (Forville Market) and speaking with the local traders as I tried the local delicacies.
While at the market, I tried the award-winning Miel de Montagne, Jean-Loius Lautard, apiculteur (apricot) honey (€10). Although it was pricey, it was well worth the money as it couldn't be more local given the apiary where the bees produce this honey is in Cannes proper. I also sampled the Huile d’Olive Vierge Extra Non Filtre olive oil by Maison de l’Olive, which was particularly delicious and comes in a sleek silver tin (€8.90).
Another local delicacy to try is socca, a salty flatbread made from chickpeas, which is prepared in a wood-fired oven. It is naturally gluten free and is very wholesome and tasty.
Expand your culinary horizons for a tasty and memorable holiday
These experiences are just a small taste of some of the foodie magic that can be found Cannes, so while you're there, ensure you get your taste buds exploring - it's all part of the adventure of discovering a new destination.
*During my visit to Cannes, I was hosted by @Visitcotedazur, Palais des Festivals et Des Congres Cannes and We Like Travel. All views and opinions are my own.
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