It's finally summer! It's hot, we are completely relaxed, the sky is blue, the sea crystal clear, the most beautiful season of the year can begin!
For lunch or even dinner, this round bread bathed in olive oil and copiously garnished is ideal. It can be eaten on the spot or taken anywhere, and brings sunshine and good humor to the most delicate palates.
On the French Riviera, it is a must and you can find it everywhere; here are my favorite addresses from Menton to Cannes:
In Menton: D'Aqui
Here everything is delicious! Cuisine d'aqui (from here), made by people from aqui. I like the mini Pan Bagnat that can be eaten easily and at any time.
Rue Palmaro, 06500, Menton. Tel : +33 493 51 22 42.
In Monaco : Chez Costa
Costa is fifty years of experience, fresh products from the region, one of the favorite addresses of the locals. For the Pan Bagnat, you can take it away or enjoy it on the spot, facing the sea, in the cool of the place and with a warm welcome.
31 Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco. Tel: +377 93 50 79 72.
In Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat : The Port Bakery
You can take it with you on the wonderful walk along the sea to the lighthouse, prepared with local olive oil. Really delicious!
5 Avenue Jean Mermoz, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Tel : +33 493 76 05 75.
In Villefranche-sur-Mer : La Voile Bleue
Facing the sea and the bay of Villefranche, you can taste it on the spot or take it away, it is really excellent, and it is the place to be for connoisseurs as soon as the sun comes out.
23 promenade des marinières, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer. Tel : +33 493 01 86 95.
In Nice : Lou Balico
This place is a real institution which is unanimously appreciated. Since 1979, this restaurant has been run by the same family for 3 generations. If you want to taste the real Pan Bagnat, you absolutely must try it, on the spot or to take away.
20 Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 06000 Nice. Tel : +33 493 85 93 71.
In Cannes: Martinez Beach
This summer, you'll be able to enjoy your favorite sandwich on one of the most chic beaches of the Croisette. It's good, sophisticated, in an idyllic setting. It's paradise!
73 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes. Tel : +33 492 98 73 19.
"The best burger is not a burger, it's a Pan Bagnat. The Niçois