Keisuke Matsushima was awarded a Michelin star in 2006, but lost it two years ago. The chef had perhaps tried too much with two other restaurants in Nice, one in Tokyo and other ventures. But we knew that he is talented and we like his formula of Provençale, particularly Niçoise, cuisine with a few Japanese touches, so we decided to try his major restaurant again. Basil and Clare joined us for dinner there on May 30, 2018.

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L’Aromate, Nice 4

May 8, 2018

Mickaël Gracieux opened L’Aromate in 2008. In 2010 it gained a Michelin star, which it still has. Linda and I went twice in L’Aromate’s first year, but had not been back until we went for dinner on April 19, 2018.

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A L’Ombre du Pin opened in August 2016. It entered the Michelin Guide in 2018 with a plate, meaning “good cooking.” The chef and owner is Nicolas Navarro, who had a career in varied good restaurants and six years on the faculty of the Ecole Alain Ducasse. Linda and I joined Sandra and Peter at A L’Ombre du Pin for dinner on April 5, 2018.

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Le Café des Saveurs has been open for the last three years, but Linda and I went for the first time for dinner on March 27, 2018.

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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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