The badge bearing the image of the pretty Niçoise will be stuck on 32 storefronts in the Metropolis. Last night, at the Aston La Scala hotel, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Tourist Office presented its medals rubbed with garlic and olive oil. The Cuisine Nissarde version 2022 label rewarded 27 establishments renewed in their quest for local taste quality and 5 newcomers. Either restaurants, or snacks and takeaways.
“At the beginning, it was a small adventure, recalls Rudy Salles, Deputy President of the OTM. And then, it became an important, metropolitan event, with a very serious label, awarded by a jury who will taste and blind test to give, confirm, withdraw the label.
An evolution like this culinary art simmered between Baie des Anges and mountains. Because we haven’t always talked about Nice gastronomy. “At first it was a cuisine for the poor, from a few ingredients. It is now a rich cuisine, even if it has remained simple and tasty”, is delighted to say Jean-Luc Gag, assistant to the Nice identity. A kitchen that obeys codes…
Who created the Cuisine Nissarde label?
Response from Denis Zanon, director of the OTM: “This appellation was launched in 1998 by the Departmental Union of Tourist Offices and Tourist Offices and the association of Nice traditions La Capelina d’Or. Its objective was to revalorize the authentic cuisine of Nice by taking note Since 2014, this label has been managed by the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan tourist office, which wanted to give it a new impetus.”
How to obtain this label?
Establishments must apply to the office. They can compete in two categories: restaurants and merenda e goustaroun, meaning snacks and take-out. They make the request, then a technical committee then diligent client-reviewers who remain anonymous and who check whether the award criteria are respected as indicated in the rules and an evaluation grid.
What are we asking of institutions?
Several things: respecting traditional recipes, expressing an attachment to the heritage and history of Nice cuisine, offering quality cuisine and hospitality. Minimum number of mandatory Niçoise specialties on the menu: 3 for the Merenda e goustaroun category, 5 for the restaurants.
Who received for the first time, the Cuisine Nissarde label for the 2022 edition?
Two restaurants: Le Bar des chasseurs in Gilette and La Table du Rousset in Ascros. Three snacks and takeaway: D’Aqui, 28, rue Cassini, in Nice, La Passion des Mets, 29, avenue des Flagnes in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, the Raïola du Béal (Maison Galarato), 1, avenue Cyrille-Besset, in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Which establishments obtain the renewal of the label?
The following restaurants in Nice: Acchiardo, 38, rue Droite, Auberge de l’aire Saint-Michel, chemin de Chateaurenard, Lou Balico, 20, avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lu Fran Calin, 5, rue Francis Gallo, La Gaité Nallino , 72, avenue Cap-de-Croix, Le Pois Chiche, Novotel Nice center Vieux Nice, 8/10, parvis de l’Europe, La Ratapignata, 63, avenue du Ray, Le Safari, 1, cours Saleya, La Table à Julie, 50, rue Arson, La Table Alziari, 4, rue François Zanin, Le Tchitchou, 29, avenue Georges Clémenceau, Chez Cane, 317, avenue de Fabron, Chez Davia, 11 bis rue Grimaldi.
Restaurants outside Nice: La Capeline in Toudon, Lou Countea, in Gilette, La Gaudriole, in La Gaude, L’Estragon in Broc, La Merenda deï Cagnec, 1, rue de la Villette in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Le Pous Café in Rimplas, Lou Bantry in Villefranche-sur-Mer, La Passion des Merts, 14, boulevard Louis Roux in Saint-Laurent-du-Var.
Merenda and goustaroun: In Nice: A’Butaghinn’a, 11, rue du Marché, Chez Thérésa, 28, rue Droite, Lou Pelandroun, 4, boulevard Joesph-Garnier, Receta de Jou, 4, place de la Gare du Sud, Socca du Cours, 6, rue Place Vieille and outside Nice: Les Halles du Mercantour in Saint-Martin-Vésubie.