This November the Sunseeker France Group reveal their coups de cœur, documenting the finest places to Eat, Drink and Sleep near their offices in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Eat: Le Petit Darkoum, 18 boulevard General Leclerc, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
Just a stone’s throw from Beaulieu-sur-Mer’s Port de Plaisance, restaurateurs Saâdia and Michel Guguen inject a taste of Morocco into a town dominated by fine French cuisine.
Stepping into Le Petit Darkoum is like being transported directly into a Moroccan living room. Aromas of warming exotic spices greet you upon arrival, whilst Faïence Mosaics and traditional sofas add to the authentic North African experience. The essential taste of Morocco, however, comes from each of the dishes, prepared by Saâdia herself.
Originally a novice chef, Saâdia has perfected a variety of traditional dishes including couscous, tagines, harira (a meat soup with dried fruit), zaalouk (aubergines and tomatoes cooked in cumin) and ‘chermoula’ sardines. Home-made pastries and North African wines (Guerouanne, Béni M’tir) complete this Moroccan voyage.
For reservations telephone: +33 (0) 4 93 01 48 59.
Drink: Kurkoff’s Winery, Nouveau Port de Plaisance, 06230, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Almost ethereal, surrounded by the magnificent views of the snow-tipped Alps and the startling blue sea, is the picturesque port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It is here where Kurkoff’s Winery can be found, nestled amongst this most sublime of backdrops.
Offering a most impressive selection of hand-chosen wines from around the world, although admittedly this winery is affectionately biased towards its French location, Kurkoff’s welcomes connoisseurs and wine novices alike to sample some of the most exquisite wines.
A landmark on the Cote d’Azur, Kurkoff’s is frequented by a predominately Russian clientele; barely surprising given the fact that this establishment is Russian-owned. The Russian eye for finery and perfection, however, is what really puts Kurkoff’s Winery in a league of its own….
Kurkoff’s Winery is open Tuesday to Sunday from Midday until 3pm and 7pm to 11pm.
For more information visit: http://kurkoff.ru/wine
Sleep: The Royal Riviera, 3 avenue Jean Monnet, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Perched in the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, with plunging views of the Provencal gardens and the Mediterranean, the five-star Hôtel Royal Riviera provides the intimacy of a private villa with the luxury and glamour of a palace.
Guests are invited into a vast lounge, intriguingly influenced by Art Deco and Neo-Hellenic nuances, overlooking the sea and hotel gardens which were redesigned by the well-known horticulturalist Jean Mus.
The Royal Riviera is home to the exquisite ‘La Table du Royal’ restaurant. Bruno Le Bolch, the renowned Head Chef, welcomes his guests to the restaurant to taste his inventive ‘Provençal with a twist’ cuisine, taking them on a visual and culinary journey.
The hotel boasts a total of 94 rooms and suites, 78 of which are in the main building. Designed to reflect the landscape of the south of France and with the majority of the rooms overlooking the sea and gardens, the attention to detail is astounding. The private l’Orangerie villa features 16 additional rooms and Suites decorated in the traditional Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat style.
The Royal Riviera welcomes its guests to enjoy a choice of 2 different restaurants and bars, a heated pool, its own private beach as well as a gym and spa. If you’re looking for the epitome of the luxury of the Cote d’Azur, then look no further.
For reservations and rates please visit: http://www.royal-riviera.com/en/
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