Nice specialities

If there’s one true treasure trove on the French Riviera, it’s the cuisine of Nice. Inspired by the local produce of Provence and the Mediterranean, it reveals a palette of flavors to tantalize the taste buds. Dive into the culinary world of Nice, an exciting city on theFrench Riviera, where sunshine and olives are king!

A culinary journey to Nice, in the heart of Provence

Nice is home to a wealth of culinary specialties, making it a must-visit destination for gourmets. Niçoise cuisine, or Nissarde cuisine as it’s known here, is a simple, authentic local cuisine that makes the most of the region’s fresh produce. Whether it’s sun-drenched vegetables,olive oil, aromatic Provencal herbs or freshly caught Mediterranean fish… it all adds up to an explosion of flavors on the palate.

The essentials of Nice cuisine

One of our most emblematic specialties, salade niçoise is a condensed version of Provence on your plate. Composed of tomatoes, blackniçoise olives,anchovies, green peppers, hard-boiled eggs, cébettes (small green onions), all drizzled with anolive oil vinaigrette… it’s a meal in itself.

Pan bagnat, literally “wet bread”, is another specialty of Nice not to be missed. It’s a sandwich made from round bread, topped with the same ingredients as the Niçoise salad. Perfect for a lunch on the go, while admiring the magnificent scenery of the French Riviera.

Socca is another typical Nice specialty. Made from chickpea flour,olive oil and water, it is baked in a wood-fired oven and is a veritable Nice institution. You can enjoy it in many establishments in Vieux Nice, accompanied by a glass of chilled rosé.

Nice’s sweet specialities, pure sweetness

Nice cuisine is no stranger to sweets. Tourtes de blettes, a speciality made with chard, pine nuts and raisins, all wrapped in a shortcrust pastry, will appeal to lovers of sweet flavours.

And what about zucchini flower fritters? These little gastronomic wonders are a real treat. Delicate zucchini flowers, stuffed with ricotta and Parmesan cheese, then fried in olive oil… Pure delight!

Conclusion: Nice, a city to savour

Stroll through the narrow streets of Vieux Nice, stroll through the Marché de la Libération, or enjoy a pan bagnat on the Promenade des Anglais, and you’ll discover the richness and generosity of Nice’s cuisine. So, don’t wait any longer and let yourself be seduced by the delights of Nice and its region. Because, as we say here: “A la salut’ de chi qui manja” (To the health of those who eat)!

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