FLAVOURS OF PROVENÇE
Provençe is home to a galaxy of Michelin-starred restaurants, where you can feast your way from the fruits of the Mediterranean to the riches of rolling hills and meadows. At Le Mas Candille, chef Xavier Burelle has claimed his first star with his artistic interpretations of classic Riviera recipes that highlight the superb quality of Provençal produce. The setting, from the elegant dining room to the sun-dappled terrace overlooking Grasse and the Pre-Alps, matches the beauty of every dish.
Go street style
After the rarefied pampering of Le Candille, enjoy the contrast of diving into a lively, no-holds-barred festival dedicated to all things gastronomic. The Mougins Festival is a paradise for food and wine lovers, with so much to see and savour. Every year in June the village becomes one huge restaurant, with over a hundred chefs showing what they can do.
Forget simply about sitting and watching cookery demonstrations. The festival is very much hands on, so why not take a lesson with a master? Sommeliers are on hand too, with tasting tips – and glasses – and food is available to buy and savour right up until midnight every day of the festival.