Eat Local: Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

A view of the hillside around the town of Mougins, France

A view of the hillside around the town of Mougins, France

 

From Nice we drove west along the coast to Cannes and headed north to spend the morning exploring Mougins, known for its gastronomy, legendary landscape and art de vivre (the art of living) followed by an al fresco luncheon at a MICHELIN One-star restaurant and then on to Grasse which is known as the perfume capital of the world [see our next post].

 

In the center of town we came across a store with authorized reproductions of works in various media by Pablo Picasso who had lived and worked in Mougins, France

In the center of town we came across a store with authorized reproductions of works in various media by Pablo Picasso who had lived and worked in Mougins, France

 

An unusual decoration on the side of a church – the French tricolor, Mougins, France

An unusual decoration on the side of a church – the French tricolor, Mougins, France

 

The patio of MICHELIN One-star restaurant Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France, where we enjoyed a delicious group luncheon after touring the town of Mougins

The patio of MICHELIN One-star restaurant Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France, where we enjoyed a delicious group luncheon after touring the town of Mougins

 

A selection of seasonally fresh amuse bouches (single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres) to begin our luncheon at Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

A selection of seasonally fresh amuse bouches (single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres) to begin our luncheon at Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Our luncheon was at the beautiful La Mas Candille, a Relais & Chateaux hotel whose restaurant has been awarded One-star by MICHELIN.  Chef David Chauvac prepares dishes using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients

 

A delightful appetizer of cold corn soup with beet root and radish garnishes, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

A delightful appetizer of cold corn soup with beet root and radish garnishes, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Summer vegetable Bayaldi, poached egg scented with basil oil, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Summer vegetable Bayaldi, poached egg scented with basil oil, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Rockfish fillet, steamed sand-grown carrots, verbena and wild fennel sauce, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Rockfish fillet, steamed sand-grown carrots, verbena and wild fennel sauce, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Crispy molten chocolate, creamy roast peanut sauce, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Crispy molten chocolate, creamy roast peanut sauce, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Cappuccino and mignardises, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Cappuccino and mignardises, Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

Mignardises (bite-sized desserts) – macaroons and pavé (candied jelly), Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Mignardises (bite-sized desserts) – macaroons and pavé (candied jelly), Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

 

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