Philip Weiser Spotlights 12 Michelin-Starred Restaurants East of Nice

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Although January is traditionally the time to make healthy resolutions, we wanted to provide some inspiration for fine dining to blow the cobwebs away and launch into the New Year in culinary style.

Our series on Michelin star restaurants on the Cote d’Azur has already featured those restaurants in Cannes, Nice, and the back country. Now, let’s shine the spotlight on the restaurants to the East of Nice and into Monaco. Whether you live nearby or fancy making that special trip to be spoiled rotten, we hope that you enjoy these stars of the food and wine stage.

Relais des Rois

(1 Michelin Star)

At the foot of this seaside palace, there is a superb terrace looking out over the Mediterranean and a dining room in the form of a long gallery, which is sumptuously done out in a classical vein and overlooks the water. It is a superb setting to enjoy fine food that reveals the greatest ingredients of the French terroirs.

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Le Cap

(1 Michelin Star)

Set your course for a fine modern menu with classic foundations enhanced by a fantastic wine list. The menu offers a selection ranging from 1893 Château d’Yquem to now.

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Château Eza

(1 Michelin Star)

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Of course, you have a stunning view, the varying landscapes below, and the massif with its pine forests that seem to plunge towards the Mediterranean. But first and foremost, there is the chef’s cooking: quality ingredients, flavours that are never left to chance, and precise cooking.

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Le Château de la Chèvre d’Or

(2 Michelin Stars)

An exceptional hotel demands an exceptional restaurant. As an institution amongst the eating establishments of the French Riviera, Le Château de la Chèvre d’Or combines the highest quality ingredients to produce sophisticated, fresh cuisine that is served in a high-class setting offering excellent service.

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La Table de Patrick Raingeard

(1 Michelin Star)

In the luxurious setting of the Hotel Cap Estel, which is surrounded by the sea, Patrick Raingeard pays a fitting homage to the Mediterranean and its coasts. Enjoy the quality of the ingredients and the meticulous execution that is enhanced by a touch of inventiveness, which all makes for a special meal.

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Hostellerie Jérôme

(1 Michelin Star)

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This superb Cistercian refectory (13C) is the setting for delicate southern cuisine. Passionate about ingredients, the chef at Hostellerie Jérôme uses the finest fish and vegetables that the region has to offer. A self-taught wine buff, his wife has in recent years built up a cellar comprising over 20,000 bottles.

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Vistamar

(1 Michelin Star)

Imagine your ideal dish: the ingredients, cooking time, garnish. At Vistamar, the chef and his team fulfill your wishes by creating a made-to-measure dish for each guest. The space boasts lovely modern décor with pale tones and a terrace overlooking the port.

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Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse

(3 Michelin Stars)

Experience an astonishing décor while enjoying exceptional food at Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse. Brightened up at the start of 2015 as part of the renovation of the Hôtel de Paris, the restaurant will continue throughout the rest of the year. This is where Alain Ducasse made a name for himself, imposing his new culinary classicism, defined by exacting standards, masterful skill, and a desire to let ingredients do the talking. It is a fabulous homage to Mediterranean culinary culture.

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Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo

(2 Michelin Stars)

The luxurious colonnaded dining room looks onto an open-plan kitchen, where inventive cuisine based on high-quality produce and contrasting flavours is created.

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Yoshi

(1 Michelin Star)

This second Joël Robuchon restaurant at the Hotel Métropole pays tribute to Japanese cuisine.

Delicately flavoured soups, sushi, and maki are created with “yoshi,” meaning kindness in Japanese.

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Le Blue Bay

(1 Michelin Star)

The modern and elegant setting of the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort also boasts a terrace with gorgeous views over the sea. This is a fitting backdrop for the food prepared by chef Marcel Ravin, whose intricate and flavourful dishes reflect his Martinican heritage and are an ode to culinary fusion.

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Elsa

(1 Michelin Star)

Enjoy first-class, simply-prepared ingredients at Elsa. Treat yourself to a gourmet meal in the finest Mediterranean traditions with fresh fish galore.

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