Unsurprisingly Cannes has a fantastic choice of eating and drinking establishments and some er, quirkier ones. Over the last fortnight in the Cote d'Azur I've sampled them all and will share my wisdom with you.
|Rue Florian, La Riad to the right, Sushi Kan to the left of the pic|
As if the big Buddha head didn't give it away...
We went for shared starters of lentil salads and hummus with 'bricks' which are meats and cheeses cased in flaky pastry. The cheese bricks were my favourite The service however was painfully slow, potentially our fault as more and more people wanted to join the party and we ended up as a table double the size of the 9 we started with...
Opposite is Sushi Kan. We've eaten here before and the sushi, ambiance and everything about this place is all you could want from your sushi. This time I grabbed a quick lunch bite - warm and battered (trust me it works) shrimp sushi to start with noodles. I was starving and this satisfied me all the way to happy stuffed-ness.
|Hot battered sushi. Seriously. Yum|
|Shrimp noodles, standard|
|Loving the menu|
|Small touch of garlic in each dish...and I'd eaten loads before this pic|
|Rue St Antoine in the old town, delicious|
|Loving the Cannes Film Festival poster too|
|Chicken, I don't order it often. Good job it was delicious|
|In my natural habitat|
|No relation to it's big London brother|
The food in L'Assiette is fantastic. Most restaurants in Cannes will offer a set menu with 2/3 choices per course for around €35. This is what we opted for. To start I went tomato and mozzarella salad. As you would expect from the continent they were the freshest most delicious ingredients. For main? Chicken and potatoes au gratin which were the cheesiest, garlicky creations ever. Totally delicious of course. For dessert, when in Rome...Crème brûlée. It was pretty good. Not the best I've sampled, that crown still lives in Paris.
Le Bistro Gourmand again in the old town is very traditional, friendly, small and non-complex. The food is totally delicious. Again we went for a set menu, starting with ratatouille, fish for main and after a very pungent whiskey sorbet, a melt in the middle chocolate sorbet. Again, not the fastest service in the world but worth waiting for.
|So strong, so strange. Palette was cleansed though...|
New York New York on the front opposite the Casino and adjacent to err... McDonald's is a good non-fussy 'new York' brasserie. They serve a great menu which what it has in choice it doesn't lose in awesomeness of taste. The food is really good quality, better than you may expect. From Pizza to burgers, steak and foie gras 'something for everyone' is definitely what's in store.
|Slab of steak|
|May not look like much here...|
|But this was one seriously good burger|
|Not a lot to say about this really!|
Finally if you get a day off - oh I'm sorry, I mean day on the beach! La Plage Goeland is well worth checking out. Any where that brings your food to your sunbed is a goer in my book. I opted for steak tartare, M went for BBQ chicken and chips, how very French...it was however delicious especially washed down with a nice cold beer on such a hot day.
More Cannes related loveliness to come. What a difference a week makes. When is the summer coming back!?