I received a handful of Emails on Sunday, each with a link to a New York Times article entitled “A French Riviera Gastrocrawl” by Alexander Lobrano.
In the piece Mr. Lobrano reviews four noteworthy restaurants along the Cote D’Azur (two in Nice, one in Cagnes sur Mer, and one in Antibes).
L’Armoise, his choice in old Antibes, has been at the top of my “to-do” list for some time, thanks in no small part to a beautiful blond Norwegian friend, Maren, a wonderful singer who lives in a stunning house in the old town. She has been raving about L’Armoise and Chef Laurent Parrinello for years and insists that I make it my first stop during my next visit to Antibes.
So I had to smile when I read the last line of Mr. Lobrano’s article:
“Over dessert, we ended up falling into conversation with a beautiful blond Norwegian singer and drinking Champagne well into the night — a classic Riviera coda to the storied coastline’s terrific new cooking.”
The beautiful blond Norwegian singer, it seems, does indeed have good taste in restaurants.
The New York Times agrees.
2, rue de la Tourraque, Vieil-Antibes
Prix-fixe menus 40, 45 and 70 euros
Maren’s 5 bedroom home, Casa Mare, is located on a charming, pedestrian-only street in old Antibes. Available for weekly rentals year-round. For more information click here.