Monday, 2 June 2014

Holidays in Nice for foodies!

The city that never sleeps - well - certainly doesn't go hungry!!!

For the tenth year running during the last weekend in May - Nice Prom has just hosted a fabulous exhibition of Italian food - L'Italie a Table!

Protected from the elements by stylish pavilions a myriad of stalls offer an absolute wealth of the best of Italian food.....come hungry and with your wallet - sparkling wine, artisanal beer, ice cream, wonderful olives, pasta, jarred anchovies, rustic bread, sausage, cheese (including our favourite a round with truffles - yum!).

Carnivores can thrill at hog roast - for a carnivore who lives with a vegetarian this was heaven!!

It's also nice as it doesn't bust your budget - there's copious amounts of food being offered for free to taste, and for example, the mighty slab of pig in bread above is just €3.50 or €5 with a glass of red wine.

The event runs about 100m along the Prom in the area of the Theatre de Verdure.  The pavillions are due to stay in place for other outdoor events throughout the summer months.

What's not to like??  And WHO said that French cuisine is the best in the world - not me for sure.

Either stay in Nice - there's plenty of good value hotels - or get up to the mountains just an hour north of Nice for self catering accommodation in the Mercantour National Park- or enjoy a mini break with spacebetween.

Photo - courtesy of Lindsey Sinclair