My best eating experience while on the riviera this summer happened to be at a place I least expected. Star Plage, situated directly on the beach in Juan-les-Pins ( in a prime tourist area was a wonderful dining experience nonetheless with an unbeatable setting.
I started off with the shrimp and chicken salad with ginger and lemongrass which was generous and hearty, but could have used more flavor.
The main course, however, more than made up for it. I enjoyed the roasted cod in a citrus sauce with basmati rice and ready-to-burst tomatoes. My dining partners had a dish that was equally as delicious- roasted duck cooked in a wok with a lavender honey sauce served alongside a delicious vegetable stir-fry.
As I was in the south, I ordered my usual traditional drink, a Kir Royal. For any champagne lover, it can't be beat and is the perfect refreshing accompaniment to a summer dinner at sunset. The waves were mere feet from our (bare) feet, the sunset a soft pink, and the live but soft guitar music made a wonderful evening that much more special.