Address: 350 Route de Saint-Paul, 06480 La Colle-sur-Loup, France
A sunlit terrace overlooking the red slate roofs of Saint Paul de Vence and the panoramic valley is the perfect setting for a gourmet luncheon in the south of France. The Restaurant Alain Llorca, an enchanting gastronomic experience, is just five minutes from the charming and historic Saint Paul de Vence village.
If Alain Llorca’s name sounds familiar, it is because you may have visited his award-winning Moulin de Mougins on past visits to the French Riviera. When he left Mougins to found his eponymous restaurant in the hills overlooking the Riviera, expectations were high.
Llorca does not disappoint, his meals are a true ode to contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Among the house specialties are: Fleur de courgette farcie aux champignons et aux truffes (Zucchini flower stuffed with mushrooms and truffles), Risotto de homard (Duck risotto) and Tiramisu révisité (Revisited tiramisu).
As is the custom now with gourmet restaurants along the Riviera, Alain Llorca also features a boutique four-star hotel with 10 deluxe rooms and stone and wood suites with private terraces or gardens. These are decorated in a luxurious, sophisticated style and feature all the modern amenities.
Alain Llorca also hosts cooking classes featuring regional dishes. Among the Mediterranean dishes you will learn to prepare are: Filet de dorade cuit a l’unilatéral et ses gnochhis de ricotta (Filet of sea bream and ricotta gnocchis); Riz au lait, craquant aux fruits secs et poire pochée (Rice pudding with crispy dried fruit and poached pear) and Les tartes de saison (Fruit tarts in season). Llorca’s son, Chef Jean Michel Llorca, leads the pastry classes. After your classes, you are invited into the restaurant to enjoy the meal you have prepared. Upon leaving, the restaurant will give you a.small book of Mediterranean recipes as a farewell gift.
The hotel and restaurant are open all year round. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner.
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