Le Cafe du Jardin – Eze, France
The beautiful, Medieval hill top town of Eze in France, which is believed to have first been populated in 2000BC and now has a population of around 3,000 people, is situated in an incredible position in the hills between Nice in France and Monaco is without doubt one of the world’s most stunning locations.
Located in the old part of the village of Eze, elevated from the main road up a winding narrow lane, is the luxury five-star hotel of Chateau de la Chèvre D’or. A warm welcome always awaits you by Chief Concierge Antonio Pennucci and the front of house staff at this very friendly hotel.
Once you have taken in the incredible gardens that surround the hotel as you walk around the cliff edge to the entrance you will find there are four restaurants.
La Chèvre D’or, Les Remparts, L’Eden, and Le Cafe du Jardin all offer something special in their own unique way, as well as a bar which serves drinks on the terrace with spectacular views.
La Chèvre D’or is a Michelin two-starred restaurant, with head chef Ronan Kervarrec and Julien Dugourd creating some of the finest cuisine on the Cote D’Azur.
As if was Stephen’s birthday on this particular occasion, we decided to have lunch overlooking the sea from Le Cafe du Jardin restaurant which is at the pinnacle of the cliff with perhaps the best far reaching views of the Cote D’Azur from a height of around 1,400 ft.
The menu offers simple dishes, cooked to perfection and famed for it’s wonderful freshly
prepared pizzas using only the very best ingredients, as well as excellent fish dishes and great desserts, and of course an extensive wine list!
Today we went for fish of the day, and a spicy pizza, both of which were perfect for the weather and the occasion, enjoyed with a bottle of French dry white wine.
The location, staff, and standard of quality are what set Chateau de la Chèvre D’or apart from anywhere else we have visited on the French Riviera, and although there are many good restaurants along the coast, this one is hard to beat and somewhere we highly recommend as a must-visit venue. The WI-FI even worked outside and although there were no plug sockets, this didn’t detract from this wonderful location where the view and ambiance are the focus!
What we ate and drank:
1 Pizza Diavolo (Spicy pizza with pepperoni olives – beware of the Chilli oil!)
1 Notre Barbec (Fish of the day served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables)
2 Les Patisserie (1 Tiramisu and 1 Apple pastry desert)
2 Cafe au Lait
1 Aqua (Large bottle of still mineral water)
1 Maime Blanc (French dry white wine)
Total including service: €153.00 (Euros)
Details and Directions:
By Car: From Nice on the A8 take the exit to La Turbie, Moyenne Corniche and follow the signs for Eze Village. When you arrive at the village, take the road up to the village and you will be able to drive directly to the hotels door where the car will be valet parked for you as no cars are allowed in the medieval village. Alternatively leave your car in the public car park at the bottom and enjoy the walk up.
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