THE LEMON FESTIVAL OF CHIN
After the Carnival of Nice, the Lemon Festival in Menton is the second major event of the winter season on the Cote d'Azur. Since 1934, the date of its inception, it has continued to evolve and diversify to the delight of young and old. For two weeks gigantic sculptures and chariots citrus parade on the promenade of the Sun. Incredible scenery, Artwork giants colors of the sun and corsi decorated floats: the city is transformed and takes dazzling hues ranging from yellow to orange through some 145 tons of citrus, mainly oranges and lemons, bitten and arranged one by one on ephemeral sculptures that surprise by such excesses ... and work! The event also hosts the International Festival of Orchids and Crafts Fair in the Palace of Europe and offers entertainment in the streets, day and night, for example, the night parade followed by a big fireworks.
Some tastings addresses and restorations (The rest will be communicated on site with a variety of Menton and its surroundings, including the villages and nearby Italy):
Near the pedestrian street near the market, a small terrace overlooking the Place aux Herbes and the new Cocteau Museum TASTE OF ELEANOR offers every day at noon regional dishes. Shop local produce on site.
THE ARK OF JAMS: Do not leave without Menton discovered the lair of the House Herbin medalist title of jam master in 2010. During a visit or guided tour - Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10:30 - you pierce the secrets of making homemade jams and such exquisite jams pineapple zucchini and all the fruits of Provence. And of course, you will not leave without tasting some delicious candied delicacies including sweet and savory blends fruit, vegetables, flowers or dried fruit will not fail to amaze you!
THE LAND OF LEMON: In Valetta Monti, Menton citrus growers for several generations, the lemon is primarily a story of passion. Country lemon, enjoy the creations of Sonia and Fabrice in their shop pedestrian street workshop. A modern design and space devoted exclusively to Menton lemon. Traditional Limoncello through citrus wines, not forgetting Canardises and vodka "Gold Menton" Sonia will be happy to introduce you to tart flavors.
OIL MILL ST MICHEL: traditional store the image of the historic center of the town of Menton. Authentic products and delicacies designs or revisit how our dishes, the Oil Mill St Michel gives us his great secrets ...
Mirazur: The culinary approach Colagreco Mauro, who won in 2012 a second Michelin star, is always creative, original, sensual, respectful of nature and products, and always going to essentially ease. The young Argentine prodigy at your disposal near the vegetable and herb garden that serve as cornucopia for its wonderful dishes, fresh and colorful, true pictorial works: salads grapefruit and yogurt sauce asparagus, foie gras beetroot and lemon confit, gamberoni San Remo cream sauce and cabbage Menton lemon, fish return fishing celeriac sorrel sauce and smoke, black sesame roast veal and vegetables in season. For dessert, a tart rhubarb, strawberry sorbet and elderflower. Kitchen finesse that says a brilliantly beautiful expression cuisine.
Braijade Meridiounale: Here is an address that never ceases to speak gourmands. First for his now famous skewers of meat or fish, or meat and fish before the outbreak client and beautifully suspended above a carefully drawn plate. The menu offers several hearty menus that bring honor a southern kitchen where stuffed and Bagna cauda take the upper hand. Then, for the setting where the old stones and wooden beams 3 rooms that can accommodate groups and banquets. Rustic wish.
COVERED MARKET: Located dock Monléon in the municipal hall, he meets every day, Monday to Sunday, thirty vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruits, meat products there ... And outside, depending on the period, are between 15 and 40 producers or dealers who settled there. On Saturday morning, 24 stallholders take possession of the place and the wharf Fornari Napoleon III to sell clothing items. And many other wonders to discover in our region with among others the Principality of Monaco, the Villages of Gorbio, St Agnes, Italy, The new Cocteau museum in Menton, etc..