Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Chez Palmyre, Nice

Economic theory is thrown out the window here.

This restaurant is quintessential old town Nice. I actually don’t know what that is, but it’ll be a place that would inspire Melbournians for that next cozy Northcote bar.

Now at the ridiculous price of 14€ for 3 courses that changes with what’s good at the markets, they could rightly, or wrongly just slap together leftovers from the night before and serve.

What you do get is something far more special that tries really, really hard to please and simply showcases what simple French cooking is all about.

Blistered tomato stuffed with ratatouille and smoked salmon and parmesan crisp – How pretty.

Soup of the day – a lovely rich, creamy pea soup. I could turn vegetarian for this.

Chicken “pie” – shredded protein topped with a silky potato mash and mustard sauce.

Duck rolled in pastry and red wine sauce – jackpot.

Chocolate terrine – the money maker.

It’s fair to say that when demand surpasses supply, prices can rise. Probably not here. Leave a generous tip. One of my favourite meals in Europe.

4 / 5 yums!
Where? 5 rue Droite, 04 93 85 7 Nice, France
What? 3 courses 14€

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