I’ve already told you lots about my impromptu foodie trip to Nice ‘Food in the French Riviera’– arranged by Your Nice Apartment, but there was so much to tell you, I couldn't possibly explain it all in one post. Today I want to tell you all about the Fetê due Port and famous Chef’s Village (Village des Chefs).
The Fetê du Port is an annual event in the Port of Nice; it happens every September and is well worth a visit. If you are planning a trip to Nice, make sure it coincides with this date, it’s a real party atmosphere and the locals love it. We were advised to get there early as it is so popular, so feeling pleased that we’d listened to this advice, we queued for the Chef’s Village early and were among the first to sample the delicious food on offer. From foie gras to orange and truffle polenta; the food really was to die for. The local paper reported that the turnout was around 40,000, so considering we were among the first 80 people to get stuck in I thought this was great!
Bringing together various top chefs from around Nice and the south of France, you can imagine the standard of food on offer. But, it wasn't just the food that was so exciting, the fete has many other stalls with drinks (wine in particular) and crafts on offer. There is music and a procession with brightly coloured fancy dress outfits, it’s a real show!
So firstly the food pictures, I've added a caption to each explaining what the dish was and what Chef/Restaurant made it. They really did taste as good as they looked. I particularly liked the rich red wine beef stew with orange polenta and shaved truffle.
|Beef Stew with Orange Zest Creamy Polenta and Truffles|
Christian et Thomas Millo, Auerge de la Madone
|Looking back at this picture is making me remember just how delicious this taster was!|
|Rabbit Stuffed with Foie Gras, Nicoise Vegetables and Sweet Spices|
Marc Laville, Nice Art Bistrot
|If you've never had foie gras you really must try it (just put your guilty conscience aside)|
I think you'll agree that the images speak for themselves, the food was divine. But aside from the food there was plenty more to enjoy at the Fetê du Port...
|40,000 people turned out!|