1 August 2019

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Côte d'Azur #4

Mougins, not far from Saint Tropez and where Pablo Picasso chose to spend the last years of his life, is one of the prettiest villages of the Côte d'Azur. But for me, a mere mention of its name and I remember how many times, when in the region, we'd excitedly head to Roger Vergé's incomparable Michelin three-starred Moulin de Mougins. Considered one of France's greatest chefs, Vergé sadly passed away in 2015. It was there, with friends from London years before, our three-hour lunch kicked off with deep-fried crispy fish bones, piled high on a platter and served with a spicy aïoli, one of the most exquisitely unique ameuse-gueules any of us had ever experienced. - BPJ

Below: portrait of Picasso in town center

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