Annie tried the restaurant La Passion des Mets for lunch with a friend.
For Nicolas and Sophie, former students of the Lycée Hôtelier Paul Augier, the wonderful cuisine of Nice, it is "their passion to love" ...
Since I had often heard about this address, I decided to test "Passion des Mets" with a friend for lunch. Certainly, we exceeded the Paillon and even the Var, but this restaurant, newly labeled "Cuisine Nissarde", is a simple place, nestled in the center of Saint-Laurent-du-Var in a quiet street. It is decorated without pretension but the atmosphere is family and warm; the spirit of Nice and the cuisine of Nice are very present.
We are greeted by Nicolas, with a care for detail and a big smile. We started as an appetizer, with a pissaladière, well garnished and the dough not too thick.
A la carte, fresh seasonal products cooked with love and passion for succulent dishes at reasonable prices. For drinks, on the wine-list, a beer from Nice, a Bellet wine (unfortunately not sold by the glass) will be offered by Nicolas. We chose a lvery fragrant local Varois wine in pitcher. I take the "assiette niçoise", a colorful assortment of stuffed vegetables, fritters, tapenade, peppers ... excellent and full of flavor. My friend orders a stew of octopus served with white rice prepared in the pure tradition of Nice, a real treat!
Finally, Nicolas brings us an enticing dessert menu. Surprisingly, the famous chard pie is not included ... they decided to offer it only when the ingredients necessary for its manufacture are in season. Fresh products or nothing!!!
We therefore opt for a fig tart. What a surprise this dessert! A melting tart, a ripe fig accompanied by a speculos ice cream, an excellent combination!
At the end of the service, Sophie shares a few words with us. I understood and felt her sincerity, her closeness with her guests and especially her passion for local cuisine.
I highly recommend "La passion des mets" for authenticity without fuss! I will come back because I still have other dishes to try ...
Go ahead and discover this must-have address, it's a guaranteed treat!!!
Useful information :
Restaurant - Catering of Niçois specialties
- "Cuisine Nissarde" label
- About 30 seats, booking recommended
- Price range from 8 € to 25 €
- Closed: Tuesday and Sunday
- Terrace, space reserved for smokers, air-conditioned room, free wifi, pets allowed
- Website / Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Lapassiondesmets/
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allergies and special diets (vegetarian, lactose free ...)
La Passion of the Mets
14 boulevard Louis Roux, 06700 Saint Laurent of the Var
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 93 89 46 17