Fodor's Expert Review Mirazur

$$$$ Menton Modern French Fodor's Choice

Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco learned his craft in Latin America before acquiring a solid French base with the likes of Bernard Loiseau in Burgundy and both Alain Passard and Alain Ducasse in Paris, and now is at the helm at Mirazur, an innovative restaurant on the border of France and Italy that's earned three Michelin stars and is frequently cited as the world's best restaurant. He is a perfect example of the wave of young chefs whose style has been dubbed la jeune cuisine; for Colagreco, the plate is a palette, and each ingredient (many gathered from the massive on-site vegetable garden) has its precise place and significance. Overlooking a cascading tropical garden and the sea, his airy dining room on Menton's outer edge makes the ideal setting for this expressive (and expensive!) cooking.

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


Known For:
  • Avant-garde French cuisine by Argentinian-Italian chef
  • Sensational views of the coast
  • Requiring reservations at least six months in advance
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Tues., early Jan., and 2 wks mid-Nov. No lunch Wed., Reservations essential

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