Situated in the southern part of France, French Riviera is the Mediterranean Coastline that is the famous destination for the celebrities around the world. The air is filled with the smell of Channel and Gucci and in between, you can find the old medieval villages that will give you the experience of that era. Popularly, French Riviera is known as Cote d’Azur by the locales and that is because of the Mediterranean Sea. When the azure blue sea touches the shores of French Riviera, it creates an outstanding view. If you book a vacation home in French Riviera, you can enjoy the place the most.
The natural beauty is outstanding while the plush area is too much welcoming for the travellers around the world who want to live life the king size. Now, when you are in a new place, especially in abroad, you should taste the local cuisine to get along with the culture of the country. French Riviera should not be exceptional. Once you taste the authentic French cuisine here, you will immediately fall in love with this place. Being under the French influence, French cuisine will definitely be popular here. Besides that, the Mediterranean taste will also be there. Apart from these, the coastline of each country has a special style of taste. The amalgamation of all these factors will let you experience one of the world’s greatest cuisines while you are in French Riviera. Now, have an overview of the foods you can enjoy only here.
- Herbes de Provence
This is a special type of tea that you can taste while you are here. Usually, this tea is made of different types of herbs, like rosemary, marjoram, oregano, and thyme. For bringing colour and aroma, a bit of lavender is added many times. Maybe the taste won’t be the same as different other types of herbs are also used in different quantity, but it will leave a soothing effect on your palate. Starting the list with an energetic drink won’t be bad.
This is one of the significant dishes of French Riviera, basically, in Marsellie province. Usually, it is the flavour of the dish that attracts foodies towards it. It is made with fish, fish broth, croutons and rouille (saffron-like herb for garnishing). Usually, this dish is cooked with minimum four types of fishes along with the stock of rockfish with garlic, tomatoes, onions, saffron and different types of herbs.
To the foreigners, aioli is famous as a dip or sauce for having yummy sandwiches. But, practically, this is one of the fundamental cuisines of French Riviera. Basically, this paste-like dish is a mixture of egg yolk, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. This creamy and zesty sauce can be eaten alone or with poached egg and boiled potatoes. Those who have tasted it once will go crazy to know the recipe. While you are here, taste it with your main course meal.
Not pastries, not pasta, this is one of the authentic food items of French Riviera. Did you hear ‘food’? Actually, it is a magic drink that will woo you. This is an amber coloured liquid inside the bottle but turns milky white when you add water to it. You can have it as an appetizer before having your meal.
Do you like crepes? Then, this French version of crepes will definitely allure you. This is one of the most common savouries of the place. Made of chickpeas and baked in the large oven, soccas are presented by cutting like pizza. You should taste it straight after coming from the oven to have the amazing taste lingering inside your mouth. If seasoned with pepper, salt and lots of herbs, this will taste outstanding. As an evening snack, it will be a healthy and good option.
Traditionally, it was poor man’s dish of French Riviera, but this beef dish has made its place with the elite dishes of the country. Slow cooked in red wine, the beef is served with lots of vegetables, garlic, herbs and obviously with gnocchi or polenta. To make the dish more unique and tastier, ravioli is often used to be cooked with beef.
Flatbread can be eaten in various ways and when you have fougasse, you can be experimental with it. Made of lots of olive (perfect example of Mediterranean cuisine), anchovies, cheese and flour, fougasse tastes just great. This is easily available at any bakery.
Your appetite won’t be quenched if you haven’t had tapenade while travelling in French Riviera. Actually, it is a special kind of dish, made with capers, black olives, garlic, anchovies and olive oil. Finally, it is served with croutons. To add variation to the dish, sun-dried tomatoes or black olives are also used.
- Salad Nicoise
When you are in abroad and get confused what to eat, salads often come to rescue. You can have salad nicoise if you face any eating trouble in French Riviera. It contains tuna, fresh tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, anchovies and obviously black olive. Served with a few drops of vinegar, it tastes absolutely like Mediterranean cuisine.
Hopefully, you get enough ideas about the foods in French Riviera. There are more famous foods like ratatouille. Now choose what you want to try and go grab it.
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