After Bruno Cirino opened L’Hostellerie Jérôme in 1999, we were one of his first clients. We used to go frequently and were happy when he soon received his first Michelin star and then the second in 2002. The second star was removed in 2014 to the outrage of many, including us. Fortunately, it was restored this year. Linda and I went for dinner at L’Hostellerie Jérôme on March 21, 2018.

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Mirazur, Menton 10

April 10, 2018

Linda and I returned to Mirazur for lunch on March 8, 2018.

We started with glasses of Alexandre-Penet Champagne. We had pre-ordered the Menu Inspiration when we made our reservation.

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On our second evening at the Auberge du Père Bise, October 19, 2017, Linda and I dined at its Restaurant Jean Sulpice.

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In 1903, Marie and François, referred to as “Père,” Bise, founded the inn, a simple chalet at a lake front in the Savoy Alps. In the 1920’s, their son Marius transformed it into a beautiful hotel. Marguerite, his wife, took care of the kitchen and, in 1951, was awarded with three Michelin stars, which the restaurant retained for over thirty years. In 2016 the Bise family closed the restaurant and put the whole place up for sale. In November 2016, Magali and Jean Sulpice became owners of the Auberge du Père Bise. Linda and I spent the nights of October 18 and 19, 2017.

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La Chèvre d’Or, Eze 4

October 31, 2017

On October 10, 2017, Linda and I returned to La Chèvre d’Or for dinner.  We had enjoyed our meal there a year before under new chef, Arnaud Faye.

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Mirazur, Menton 9

October 24, 2017

Even though Mirazur is one of our most frequent blogposts (this is the ninth) and one of the best restaurants in our region, we had not been there for over three years when Linda and I returned for lunch on September 21, 2017.

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In May 2017 Yoric Tièche took over as Executive Chef of the three restaurants at Le Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat: the poolside grill, Le Dauphin; the informal bistro, La Véranda, and the gastronomic, Le Cap, which is only open from June 15 to September 15 in 2017. He earned the title “Best Chef of Tomorrow” from Gault & Millau in 2016. Linda and I dined at Le Cap the evening of June 21, 2017.

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