His Nice Carnival Majesty will be “King of Gastronomy”. The biggest winter event on the French Riviera, Nice Carnival lasts for two weeks and three weekends, offering a program of unforgettable, daring and original sights. If you’d like a passport to the festivities and a chance to forget the chill of winter, avoid the queues at the ticket offices, book your seats online today and print your E-tickets HERE!
2014 CARNAVAL QUEEN:
“The Carnival Queen, who will be the Ambassador of Nice and its Carnival for a year, will be chosen exclusively by net surfers. Whether they are blond or brunette, all the contestants have been chosen for their charm, elegance and vital statistics. Its up to you to make your choice, vote for your favourite contestant and enter the contest. Until February 2, increase your chances of winning a stay in Nice for 2 by voting at each of the different stages. (candidates’ photos below)
The Nice Carnival is the most important winter event on the French Riviera. The theme of this 130th edition will be « King of the Gastronomy ». A touch of blue and ocre, a zest of charm and lots of sun… Nice in February offers an opportunity for an unforgettable stay! In Nice, during the Carnival, experience all emotions!”
Situated on Coco Beach just after the port of Nice, “La Reserve” is a well-known “restaurant gastronomique, ” famous for its proximity next to the sea, high quality dining, and providing panoramic views. The ambiance is formal, with a contemporary interior design, and sound effects from the waves lapping the shoreline. The food was first-rate, service excellent (but not personable), and views spectacular. But, I had a little reserve about La Reserve….a feeling that something was missing that I couldn’t put my finger on. It wasn’t just the pricey menu (expected for this type of restaurant), but rather a lack of “soulfulness” – everything felt too robotic. It was a black and white, rather than colorful, experience – figuratively speaking and difficult to explain. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever experienced this at a restaurant?
(The above is my personal opinion and not meant as a critique of the restaurant to sway tourists – your experience may be totally different.)
November 23-26, 2012 will mark this year’s gastronomy exposition in Monaco, showcasing wines, champagnes, caviar, chocolate, truffles, seafood, and other authentic specialties and exotic tastes from the regions of France and from Europe, as well as table settings and original gift ideas. Just in time for the holiday season!