Restaurant JAN

Nice Côte d'Azur

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Restaurant JAN

JAN brings a twist of South Africa to this chic European city. It is a popular restaurant with both tourists and locals and is located just behind the old port. The food is absolutely amazing, and upscale picnic boxes are the whimsical speciality.


Nice’s cuisine is a reflection of the city’s 300 days of sun a year. This means great tasting olive oil, garlic and lemons. Also a vast selection of all kinds of vegetables like aubergines, tomatoes, vegetable marrow, and lots more. If you put all this in a frying pan with olive oil, it makes ratatouille. Put it in the oven and you have a tian (au gratin). The city’s own traditional take-away food is la socca — a kind of pancake made from chick peas. Some say it has a salty bracing taste, others say it tastes of old socks. However, this does not stop a new generation of playful chefs who have started to prepare Provençal cuisine nouveau. Bon appétit!