France: South of France
Provençal lunch (recipes)

Provençal lunch (recipes)

Provençal lunch (recipes)

Soupe au pistou Soupe au pistou, traditional warm Provençal soup, usually eaten in summer as it requires three kinds of fresh beans as well as other local vegetables best at their prime. Red, coco and flat beans are cooked with zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, basil leaves as well as raw and…

11
Sep
Chez Etienne

Chez Etienne

Chez Etienne

If you ask anyone from Marseille what the local speciality is, the answer might surprise you. Forget about bouillabaisse, Marseillais are obsessed with pizza. Here you’ll find it everywhere, from restaurants to food trucks, but no place is as special as Chez Etienne. Opened in 1943, this family owned pizzeria…

2
Sep
Chez Michel

Chez Michel

Chez Michel

Marseillaise institution since 1946, Chez Michel specializes in bouillabaisse, once poor fishermen stew made of rockfish, they were not able to sell. Owned and run by now the 3rd generation of Visciano family, Chez Michel is proud to serve this elaborate dish in its own way, exactly how the founder…

25
Aug
Our 12 Must-Visit Restaurants in the South of France

Our 12 Must-Visit Restaurants in the South of France

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

Our 12 Must-Visit Restaurants in the South of France

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

From fine dining to modest hole-in-the-walls…here it is!Luxeat’s best-eating selection for the South of France (in alphabetical order).

7
Aug
Portrait of a Mediterranean Chef: Gérald Passedat

Portrait of a Mediterranean Chef: Gérald Passedat

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

Portrait of a Mediterranean Chef: Gérald Passedat

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

Curious, fresh, aligned, not one single adjective can begin to describe the renowned French chef Gérald Passedat. Yet, there is one identity he undeniably embodies, that of Marseille. Born and raised and a third-generation chef of the French Mediterranean city, a place Passedat describes as diverse and creative, words that…

7
Aug
5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Mirazur’s Benoit Huguenin Well under thirty-years-old, head sommelier at three-MICHELIN-starred restaurant, Mirazur in Menton France, Benoît Huguenin represents a new generation of wine experts. “The first words chef Mauro (yes, he’s referring to chef Mauro Colagreco) said to me were, ‘I don’t want a classic sommelier,’” he tells the…

7
Aug
Tetou

Tetou

Tetou

The legend of “Tetou” or Ernest Cirio began when during the First World War he enlisted in the Navy and got wounded. There he became a private cook of the admiral and had an opportunity to open a restaurant in New York, but homesickness was stronger than the prospect of…

22
May '16
Perfection from the Med at Le Petit Nice Passédat

Perfection from the Med at Le Petit Nice Passédat

Perfection from the Med at Le Petit Nice Passédat

Gerald Passédat comes from old restaurateurs family in Marseille. His 3 Michelin starred restaurant Le Petit Nice Passédat has been frequented by seafood fanatics for decades and has become a symbol of high end Marseillaise cuisine. Of course, there you will find the famous bouillabaisse, fish stew once eaten by…

25
Jul '14
Brie with truffles

Brie with truffles

Brie with truffles

Summer is not really the season to make cheeses with black truffles, but one shop in Saint Tropez does it right no matter if it’s hot or cold outside. The tiny fromagerie behind the fish market produces one of the best brie cheeses with black truffles I’ve ever had and…

25
Jul '14
Château Barbeyrolles

Château Barbeyrolles

Château Barbeyrolles

A lazy summer lunch on the French riviera isn’t quite complete without a glass (or,usually, more) of cold rosé wine. Var region is especially famous forrosé wines and my latest coup de coeur comes from Château Barbeyrolles, organic vineyard located near Gassin village. The estate is owned my…

20
Jul '14