Rich with local products, generous natural environment and restaurants all over the Côte d’Azur, it is a cradle of gastronomy that we celebrate through events whose popularity crosses borders… Discover our selection of gastronomy events not to be missed on the Côte d’Azur!
THE ÉTOILES DE MOUGINS
Food-lovers, this festival is one of the leading gastronomy events on the Côte d’Azur!
Born in 2006, the Festival International de la Gastronomie has even convinced world-renowned chefs! From Marc Veyrat to Philippe Etchebest and Anne-Sophie Pic, they have all responded and presided over an edition of this festival where tastings, demonstrations and competitions take place over a weekend all over the old village… Unique know-how and a unique event, now also acclaimed abroad since the Etoiles de Mougins arrived in Italy in 2019.
SALON SAVEURS & TERROIRS IN MANDELIEU
Renowned guests from the world of gastronomy in culinary demonstrations!
Also discover space full of exceptional products in a chic and elegant atmosphere; themed restaurants; an exhibition of culinary photos; a programme including cooking shows, culinary workshops and conferences on food and health…
The Salon Saveurs & Terroirs is a major gastronomy event on the Côte d’Azur which, every autumn, offers lots of surprises that tickle your taste buds with the best products!
SALON MONTE-CARLO GASTRONOMIE IN MONACO
The top gastronomy fair in the Principality of Monaco!
Always in the autumn, the Salon Monte-Carlo Gastronomie is a delicious journey and an irresistible invitation to the pleasures of fine dining!
Just a few days before the holiday season you can taste and buy various rigorously selected products. Over 100 producers of gourmet French, Italian and European products spread over a 2,500 m2 exhibition space in a refined and friendly setting. See you in Monaco!
SALON DU SUCRE ET DU CHOCOLAT IN ANTIBES
In November, this exhibition attracts fine diners from all over the Côte d’Azur!
On the program, demonstrations, tastings, conferences, a showstopper cake contest and events for children (chocolate tattoos and make-up, food games, and attractions). There are also exhibitions of artistic pieces made in sugar or chocolate.
For 2 days, food-lovers of all ages are invited for a wonderful trip to the land of chocolate… Don’t miss this gastronomy event under any circumstances!
THE GOURMAND’EZE GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL IN EZE!
On the program: culinary and artistic performances, workshops, demonstrations and tastings…
In October with an enthusiastic public the village of Eze is transformed into a theatre of taste, where there are three days of excellence, competitions and demonstrations to ensure a gourmet show. Some 80 chefs climb the cobbled streets of this village on the Côte d’Azur known for its spectacular views and Michelin starred restaurants. Among them, prestigious chefs such as Michel Roth and Christian Le Squer as well as Michelin starred chefs, winners of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition, master restaurateurs and new talents in the world of French gastronomy…
KERMESSE AUX POISSONS IN THÉOULE
For 23 years, Théoule-sur-Mer has been honouring the sea through a gastronomic event that involves numerous restaurateurs.
Every February, they reveal their specialities, through an “all fish” menu comprising 8 dishes. Hot starters, cold starters, several courses, cheese or dessert, wines, water and coffee, everything is included in their set menus which tantalize the taste buds with ocean flavours. The Kermesse aux Poissons begins with an opening event where fish soup and sardinade are offered to residents.
CELEBRATING CANNES’ CUISINE
“Good cooking is the basis of true happiness” said the famous Côte d’Azur chef Auguste Escoffier.
On the Forville market, in March, local producers, chefs, confectioners, fishmongers, bakers, etc. come together to defend the culinary identity of Cannes. For 15 days, more than fifty restaurateurs and specialists propose specialities in their establishments, with the name Cannes and made from ingredients sourced in the Baie de Cannes and the Pays de Lérins. Tarte cannoise, gravlax made with bonito caught in the Baie de Cannes or Saint-Honorat are now part of the culinary heritage of Cannes’ celebrated cuisine.
CHEFS TAKE TO THE MOUNTAINS IN AURON
A delicious gastronomic program to take gourmets from the Côte d’Azur to the mountain tops!
For the last 8 years in January, Côte d’Azur chefs have climbed up to the snowy peaks of Auron for the Festival de la Gastronomie en Montagne. For one week, in pairs they go into high altitude restaurants to demonstrate their creativity in menus with mountain flavours. A multitude of culinary activities is proposed: a giant barbecue on the snowy slopes, workshops or tastings with chocolate fondue or seasonal “galettes des rois”. In Auron, taste buds have nothing to fear!
ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR!
Residents and visitors to the Côte d’Azur, discover the selection of places, recommendations and favourites of the Côte d’Azur France community of ambassadors.
By Côte d’Azur France Ambassadors
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THE MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS
Cradle of Auguste Escoffier, historic figure of great French cuisine, the Côte d’Azur is a real gastronomy and creative destination. The multitude of stars awarded to Côte d’Azur restaurants pays tribute to the great talent and inventiveness of the chefs who continue to dazzle gourmets from the world over. Here are some restaurants on the Côte d'Azur where prestigious chefs officiate - including Alain Ducasse, Bruno Oger, Mauro Colagreco, Alain Llorca, Jacques Chibois…
THE BEST MARKETS ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
Every morning, the Côte d'Azur rises with the sun, lulled by the environment of the markets. The sounds, colours, perfumes, everything on the authentic stalls reflects the South of France of which we are so proud. Discover these emblems of the Côte d’Azur heritage! Here is a selection of the best markets on the Côte d’Azur!
FOCUS ON THE ÉTOILES DE MOUGINS
Since 2006 outdoors in the heart of the medieval village of Mougins, June sees one of the major events open to the general public bring together leading chefs: "Les Etoiles de Mougins". An international festival of gastronomy and culinary arts that allows tens of thousands of people to meet the greatest chefs in the world and share their recipes, secrets, and passion for food.