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Dine Like A Movie Star: 5 Must-Try Cuisines When You’re in Cannes

Cannes is not only known for its film festival but also for its fantastic food scene. From unique desserts like Tourte de Blettes to classic French dishes like Ratatouille, there's something for every palate. Bouillabaisse, Socca, and Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes are other must-try delicacies. For a complete foodie experience, continue reading. Cannes offers a feast for both the eyes and the stomach, ensuring a memorable culinary adventure.

Published on 17/05/2023

Cannes is not only known for its film festival but also for its fantastic food scene. From unique desserts like Tourte de Blettes to classic French dishes like Ratatouille, there's something for every palate. Bouillabaisse, Socca, and Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes are other must-try delicacies. For a complete foodie experience, continue reading. Cannes offers a feast for both the eyes and the stomach, ensuring a memorable culinary adventure.

Published on 17/05/2023

Cannes welcomes celebrities and the rich and famous to the doorsteps of the French Riviera every year for one of the biggest film festivals in the world. But beyond the glitz, glamorous Cannes is also known as a true foodie paradise that showcases unique and delicious dishes that will satisfy any palate. So put the popcorn down and enjoy the real starring act of Cannes, the fantastic food.

1. One of the must-try dishes in Cannes is Tourte de Blettes also known as Swiss Chard Tart, a dessert with vegetables in it. I know it sounds weird but this unique dessert is a local favorite and definitely worth a try. It’s made with Swiss chard, rum raisins, pine nuts and sometimes apples. A strange combination that is actually the perfect snack to enjoy while exploring the city. Who knew a leafy green would taste good in a dessert tart?

2. Ratatouille is another classic French dish that locals in Cannes love. Not to be confused with the super awesome Disney movie. The dish that made Remy the Rat famous is made with tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, onions, and herbs, it comes together in a stew that’ll make your taste buds dance la maraîchine. I know you’re most likely thinking there’s no way you’ll be full with just a veggie soup and you’re probably right. That’s why it’s normally served with bread, pasta, or rice, our 3 favorite carbs of choice of course.

3. But wait, there’s more! We’re talking Bouillabaisse, baby! This fish stew originated in Marseille, but it’s got Cannes and the entire French Riviera under its spell. They take boney rockfish and simmer it in a broth of spices, herbs, onions, and tomatoes. The result? A flavor explosion that’s worth at least a 5 minute standing ovation! And they serve it with bread, because who needs a spoon when you can dunk that bread and savor every drop? Magnifique!

4. Socca is a pancake made with chickpeas and olives but it’s a far cry from the Aunt Jamimas pancake, so please hold the maple syrup. They grind a bunch of chickpeas into flour, whip up a flat dough, and then bake it to golden perfection. For an extra kick, they also add herbs and spices. It’s a pancake you never thought you needed in your life but you do now. It’s one of the best treats to take with you as you walk the streets of Cannes.

5. Now, let’s talk about Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes. Oh yeah, we’re getting real fancy here. These fried zucchini flowers are stuffed with cheese and herbs because regular zucchini just won’t cut it. They’re the ultimate appetizer to share with friends or, let’s be real, to hog all to yourself. Who needs friends when you’ve got these crispy, cheesy delights?

If you’re looking for a unique foodie experience to brag to all your friends and coworkers back at home, visit the Marché Forville. Fruits, veggies, local specialties, cheese, meats, and the freshest seafood you can imagine, it’s there. It’s a feast for the eyes and the stomach. So make sure to pack your stretchy pants on this trip people.

And for a touch of extra class, make your way to La Môme in the Golden Square of Cannes. Enjoy artichoke salad and braised lamb that’ll make you feel like a real movie star. Because when you’re in Cannes, even your salads and meats gotta be red carpet-worthy. Bon appétit!

Written by Jay Santarossa

Jay Santarossa is a content creator that lives for everything art! Writing, playing music, illustrating and amateur filmmaking take up most of his time. A passionate foodie and lover of all things sushi, he eats for the experience and the fun, be he’s probably the worst food orderer on the planet.

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