I always look forward to my trips to the South of France, particularly for the food. And, while a tomato there is a better tomato than here (truly amazing flavor), our restaurants are so spectacular these past years, that I was rarely wowed this recent trip.
With the exception of one lunch, which was a simple tomato mozzarella pesto salad that floored me (photo below), we really are fortunate in Los Angeles because we have gained ground in all areas. For example - I love Le Safari in Nice, especially for their margarita pizza and artichoke salad. And it was just as good as it has ever been, but I couldn’t help thinking of Felix, and Mozza, and even Palmieri (their artichoke salad rivals anything I’ve had in Europe).
Here’s the salad from Villa Paradis Nice that blew my mind: