When it comes to eating French food, Nice doesn't disappoint and even delivers its own style of cooking, Nicoise, which includes way more than just the famous salad. As the largest and most vibrant city in the French Riviera, Nice also has a lot of variety when it comes to eating French – from the plethora of food stalls scattered about the cobbled Old Town to modern and classic takes on haute gourmet created by chefs with Michelin stars by their names. One such restaurant is Le Chantecler inside the palatial Hotel Negresco. With two Michelin stars, chef Jean-Denis Rieubland's menu is famous for its take on Provencal and Nicoise fare. For something less formal, check out Les Epicureans, where the food provides a good intro to haute gourmet French fare as the dishes are pretty conventional for the uninitiated palette. The Port of Nice is also home to some excellent French restaurants, like the trendy Jan Restaurant. One of the hottest spots in town, Jan, is named after its South African chef owner Jan Jan Hendrick van der Westhuizen, and focuses on modern French fare that gets an A+ for flavor.
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