Fodor's Expert Review Mirazur

$$$$ Menton Modern French Fodor's Choice

Chef Mauro Colagreco—who learned his craft in Latin America before working with the likes of Bernard Loiseau in Burgundy and both Alain Passard and Alain Ducasse in Paris—now helms this innovative establishment, which has garnered three Michelin stars and is frequently cited as the world's best restaurant. Colagreco is one of the young chefs whose style has been dubbed la jeune cuisine—for him, the plate is a palette, and each of the ingredients, which are often gathered from the on-site vegetable garden, has its precise place and significance. The airy dining room overlooking a cascading garden and the sea on Menton's outer edge is the ideal setting for Colagresco's expressive (and expensive!) cooking; the €450/person menu featuring roots, leaves, flowers, and fruits is particularly intense. In 2023, a glassed-enclosed kitchen was added, as was La Puerta, a space adjacent to the restaurant that offers a more intimate experience. Can't get a reservation? Don't fret. Colagreco is everywhere, from BFire in Cannes to the Riviera in Roquebrune, an over-the-top (literally, on a cliff) spot at the Maybourne Riviera hotel.

Modern French Views Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

30 av. Aristide Briand
Menton, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06500, France

04–92–41–86–86

www.mirazur.fr

Known For:
  • Inventive gastronomic cuisine by Argentinean-Italian chef
  • Sensational views of the coast cannot match the flavor
  • Requires reservations at least six months in advance
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., early Jan., and 2 wks mid-Nov. No lunch Wed., Reservations essential

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