Friday, June 27, 2008

Mirazur* - Menton, France

Today was Kat’s day off. I made reservations at Mirazur – a one-star Michelin restaurant in Menton that chef told me about.

On our way to the train station. Look how gorgeous. The water here is more aqua-green, but more clear than it is in Nice.
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We took the train from Beaulieu-sur-mer to Menton Garavan, and walked about 7 minutes - it is situated in the middle of a residential area. Menton is very close to the Italian border.

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We got seated outside on the nice terrace.
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Gorgeous view
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Amuse bouche – Velouté de champignons with a parmesan éspume, artichauts, almonds + radish, and poulpe + poivron rouge. Refreshing and delicious.
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This was great – (almonds)
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Another amuse bouche. Creme d’échalote, pommes brunoise, and pink éspume ! LOVED this.
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This was a “jello” infused with tomatos, olive oil, and safran. Kat was crazy about this. It was tasty – even the flowers!
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Three types of bread – foccacia with fenouil (was SO good), brioche with cinnamon, pain de campagne, and a breadstick.
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Baby poulpe with ink and chorizo sauce! I was not expecting them to give me the whole thing. I could only finish the tentacles. (The tentacles were always my favorite part as a kid. My dad would always ask me if I wanted to eat the "curly curlies." Hee hee)
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Cèpes with almond/crème. Rich and tasty.
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Poulet de Bresse, Sauce vierge aux agrumes
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Maquereau de Mediterranée, Sauce sésame
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Free champagne ! It was really good – it’s too bad I could barely drink half of it. =( Sometimes it sucks being a lightweight.
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Chocolate, vanilla, and nuts
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Super refreshing dessert. Sorbet de verveine (we made this in school!) with fresh fruit.
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Mignairdises!
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The lunch was 35 Euro for “3” choices. Overall, modern and different cuisine. Tasty – and I haven’t had an entrée or dessert like that before. Very cool. The portions were ginormous though (for me and Kat, at least). Beautiful, moderne, clean, and colorful.

Oh ~ and I broke Kat’s Michelin cherry. It was her first time at a Michelin restaurant ! =D

Mirazur
Executive Chef: Mauro Colagreco
30, avenue Aristide Briand
Menton, 06500
Tel : 04-92-41-86-86


Because the train and bus schedules were a bit inconvenient, we decided not to go to Monaco today. Here we are in Menton.
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We headed back to St. Jean Cap Ferrat but took a nice bus ride through Monaco. It reminded me of San Francisco (Union Square) on the beach.

In St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the way to Beach Paloma.
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My first jumping shot of the trip.
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Here is the unimpressive Beach Paloma
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We went swimming and got some sun.
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Then we went home, made some scrambled eggs with sauteed onions, courgettes, and soy sauce, and rice.

4 comments:

Rafael Donnay said...

that meal looked like a bargain for 35 Euros.

Rafael Donnay said...

hey - you forgot a small detail... you'll be working at this restaurant next month.

kristina said...

I must stop checking out your blog between meals. It just makes me too hungry. I'll be fat before you know it :)

Joan P. said...

Yah - it is a bargain !!!

Kristina - you need to take a trip to France before I move back !!! If I move back...