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Welcome to That’s Nice magazine, your
monthly guide to the Riviera! As our front cover suggests, Spring is in full swing and what an exciting season lies ahead. Sun, sea and fun await us, and we’ll be right here to guide you through it all! So what do we have for you this month? Well, now the sun is out and the chill has left the air, we head into the hills and take a journey back through time at some of the perched villages surrounding the city. I encourage you to hit the road, be it by car, train or bus, and discover the rich history that is right on our doorstep! As we are now officially in the season of indulgence, we also bring you a jam-packed Food Guide, brimming with restaurant reviews and recommendations. And on the subject of indulgence, what better way to welcome in the season than with a Spring luncheon, complete with Martinis – to really get the party started! To balance things up, our Lifestyle page looks at the importance of antioxidants in our diet, and we also take a look at the ancient art of Shiatsu. There’s a full agenda throughout the Riviera this month, so be sure to read our Riviera Events guide for a lowdown on what’s happening and when. We’ve got entertainment covered with our Pub, Live Music and DJ/Festival guides. And if you’re looking for something a little more cultural, then we have a list of local museums with the spotlight on an exhibition by Robert De Niro, Sr.
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e see them there, perched high in the hills; gallantly watching over the valleys below, these determined figures of millennia past. Their stone buildings and ruins whisper voices of a life long-gone, but far from forgotten.
Perched Villages Journey into the past... Capable of attracting the world’s most artistic and creative minds including Van Gogh, Cezanne, Renoir and Nietzche, these eagles’nest enclaves sit high above the world, bestowing breathtaking panorama and unforgettable medieval charm. While some villages are on every tourist’s list, there are many others that offer the same medieval charm without busloads of tourists. And they are so close to Nice, you can see a handful in just one day! This trip takes us to the towering hills behind Nice, accessible by train, bus and car. We start at Saint-Jeannet and travel east towards the smaller villages of Colomars and Aspremont, taking in TourretteLevens and finishing at the most well-known village, Eze.
The village of Saint Jeannet sits quite famously beneath the towering Baou St. Jeannet – a large verticle cliff treasured by climbing enthusiasts. It is a very authentic, quiet village that is not swarming with tourists and affords spectacular views and ancient arched passageways. Saint Jeannet was ruled by the Villeneuves from the 13th century until the Revolution. It lured artists and poets alike, including Dufy, Trachel, Poussin and Prévert. The enchanting village is made up of 17th Century houses and its gate is hollowed out of what remains of the ancient defensive walls. As you wander through the maze of shady alleyways, you arrive at the church square, with its dominating square bell-tower, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Further you’ll discover a wonderful panorama terrace after going through a beautiful low arched passage. There’s also a 19th century laundry and the 15th century Saracen tower, located at the west end of the village. As Saint Jeannet is one of very few villages to have its water supplied from a Boau, there are also many fountains dotted throughout the village. For the adventurous, there are numerous climbing routes on the Baou. Nearly 10,000 people flock here every year to reach the summit. There is a climbing school in the village for novices, and several caves in the Baou including one that is 350 metres long. Hikers can enjoy several walks in the area, from 45mins to 2 hours. There is also paragliding and one of the oldest oak trees in France said to be around 700 years old with a circumference of 7 metres. The adventurous may choose to spend an entire day in Saint Jeannet. The non-adventurous should schedule in around an hour for this village.
Colomars was founded in 1070 by the monastery of Saint-Pons, but is now a small recently built residential village whose attraction lies in its mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, vines and carnations. You can see the olive trees as you approach the village. The ‘cailletier’ trees produce olives known for their flavour, with hints of lemon and anise, yielding golden oil coveted by true gourmets. The oil of Colomars has won many awards and, together with its tapenade, enjoys the AOC Olive de Nice label that places the village among the best olive oil producers. It is also a village of art, and offers visitors a new exhibition each month in the Salle des Arts at the Mairie. This stop is really just for the olive oil. It is en-route to Aspremont, so if you are running low on time do not set aside much time for Colomars.
Aspremont boasts a rare religious heritage. At the village central square, visitors can admire the votive chapel dedicated to Saint Claudius, built in 1632 to stave off the plague. Climb the flower adorned steps to the parish church of Saint-Jaques le Majeur (again 16th century), characterised by its windowless Gothic nave. Nearby is the former White Penitents’ Chapel (18th century) which has been fully renovated. And finally the chapel of Notre Dame des Salettes, built in the 13th and 18th centuries. Aspremont is unusual in the fact that its houses are built in a spiral around its gothic church. Further north of the village at the top of Mont Cima are ruins of the original village. Schedule about an hour or so for Aspremont.
Expect to spend a little more time in this village, perhaps around 2 hours. If you really want to immerse yourself in the medieval history of this area, then join in the festivities on Sunday April 18th when the village hosts its annual Medieval Festival. Music, street fighting, magicians, storytellers, acrobats, fire eaters and people in costume will fill the streets. You can even hire your own costume in the village! And it is all for free.
One of the most popular of the perched villages, Eze is known for its gastronomy, exotic garden and spectacular views of the Mediterannean sea. Like all perched villages, there’s an enchanting maze of stone alleyways with many art galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants scattered throughout. The garden itself offers areas of relaxation, art, history and over four hundred succulents. Jean-Phillipe Richard’s sculptures are dotted throughout, and at its peak are the ruins of the former château. Unique to Eze are the story boards that feature prominently throughout the village, written in both English and French. It’s history is therefore laid out before you, helping to picture this village as it was in its glory days. Eating in Eze can be quite expensive, particularly on the panoramic terraces (as breathtakingly beautiful as they are). So if you are after a well-priced meal, I recommend a restaurant at the garden enIt is hard to believe that Tourrettes-Levens is only 8 kilo- trance, Le Nid d’Aigle. It offers everything from salmetres from Nice. The steep mountains and vegetation ads and bruschettas to pasta and meat dishes for surrounding the village gives it a very isolated and calm very reasonable prices. ambiance. The ‘old village’ town centre greets you first, and offers an 18th century church, some shops and ter- The key here is to try and beat the tourist buses. race squares overlooking the valleys to the west. But the true charm lies further above the ‘vieille ville’, through Whether you spend a lazy day in just one of these stone walls and buildings dating back to the 12th centu- villages, or head out early to complete the tour, you ry, ruins and gardens to the ancient chateau with its tall will be aptly rewarded. Perched villages, rich in hisimposing tower. Here you are confronted by breathtak- tory and charm, give us a window to the past like ing panorama and splendid landscapes capable of in- no other! spiring painters. It is the stage for many weddings and events, including the famous ‘Nuits Musicales du ChâTourrettesteau’ – a summer music festival during the evenings of Levens Aspremont July.
Here you will also find a number of interesting museums. The tower itself holds an impressive collection of 4,500 butterflies and insects from all over the world. There’s a natural history museum and a few metres farther, a ‘rampart house’ filled with treasures from trades of the past. About 2km out in the hills to the east, the Grotte du Merle also has prehistoric engravings.
Colomars Saint Jeannet
La Casa della Piadina
Some days, you simply can’t face the idea of another panini or baguette for lunch. But finding a similar priced alternative in Nice, that’s tasty and filling, can prove very difficult. Enter the ‘Piadina’ – Italy’s version of the French crepe. And the best part – there’s not a soggy slice of tomato or wilted piece of lettuce in sight! La Casa della Piadina, on rue Gioffredo, is a small and friendly ‘snack-shop’, completely dedicated to the flat, circular bread known as piadina. It is similar to Lebanese flat bread, and is quite dense and heavy compared to its French crepe counterpart. Not surprisingly, the highlight of the piadina is its ingredients. La Casa della Piadina offers an impressive 25 filling combinations, mixing different types of authentic Italian meats and cheeses. Vegetarians (an often forgotten sector of the population) even get 5 choices! To give you an idea, there’s ham, gorgonzola and grilled vegetables; coppa ham, edam, parmesan and rocket; or one of my favourites – chorizo, soft (and bitey) Italian cheese, mushrooms and rocket. Prices range from 4.50€ to 4.90€ and, given the density of the bread, are more filling than they first appear. But if you are feeling particularly hungry, you should opt for the menu, which includes a sweet piadina and a drink for around 7.50€. The service here is welcoming and English-friendly. The food, including the bread, is prepared and cooked before your eyes (a big point-scorer with me) and if you are lucky you can get the table out the front in the sun. I was also informed there will be another La Casa della Piadina opening in Nice old town soon. So, the next time you are looking for a quick and easy lunch-time snack, try a piadina. Apparently, its even found its way into space, eaten by Russian cosmonauts as part of a Mediterranean diet experiment on the International Space Station! La Casa della Piadina is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 4.30pm. And Saturday, 11am to 6pm. Find them at 52 rue Gioffredo, Nice.
All aboard the Sushi train! If you are prone to disappointment when a dish you order simply doesn’t match the image in your head, then you’ll love Sushi Kan in Cannes. Here, chefs prepare the dishes right before your eyes, place it on a conveyer belt and - voila – fresh and ready sushi to be seized at will!
The ‘sushi-train’, as we like to call it in Australia, is one of my favourite ways of eating out. At this kind of restaurant, even the most timid patrons find their fascination aroused by the brightly coloured sculptures passing by. Of course, a certain knowledge of the cuisine helps when identifying the plates paraded before you – but I’d like to think most of us could distinguish between salmon, tuna and scallops! And if not, then just ask.
The sushi train is a great way to try new ingredients that you would not necessarily order from a menu. But beware, plucking raw delicacies from a conveyer belt can be costly, and before you know it you’ve spent your weekly food budget in one sitting! At the helm of Sushi Kan are actually two Brazilian chefs, and they’ve created a menu with over seventy varieties of sushi including sea bream and flying fish eggs!
This restaurant may not be in Nice, but whose to say you can’t feast on sushi and sake until your heart’s content, waddle to the train station, and simply grab your ride home! Sushi Kan - 5 rue Florian, Cannes. Telephone 04 93 39 86 13.
Past Reviews Chez Giorgio
Just two months in, and word is spreading quickly about this new restaurant at Nice Port, with its lively Latino ambiance and killer caipirinhas. Chez Giorgio adds a bit of variety to a predominantly French port restaurant scene, uniting Italian and Brazilian cuisine with the excitement of south-American entertainment.
The French-Brazilian owners have created a friendly and downto-earth restaurant, with warm service and cosy décor. Italian cuisine dominates the menu, but the selection of Brazilian dishes appears authentic and covers the main food groups. An entrée of tapas delivers a healthy portion of acarajé (similar to croquets) filled with a selection of shredded chicken, cheese and meat served with a refreshing salsa (10€). There are traditional meat dishes, all marinated in herbs and spices and rotated on a grill – tender and full of flavour. You can choose between chicken and spicy sausage (12€), or opt for the mixed plate, which includes beef (18€). The Brazil/Argentina-sourced beef, prepared and cooked in the traditional manner, is so good that it is capable of converting a non-beef eater such as me! These are served with a mayonnaise-based salad, rice and farofa. If you have not tried farofa before, prepare to be surprised. This toasted manioc flour is a staple food in the northern regions of Brazil, and is cooked slowly with onions and bacon. It resembles breadcrumbs and has a very smoky and slightly salty taste, and is used to accentuate the taste of meat. Fish dishes are well priced at 15€ and include a Brazilian bouillabaisse and Langouste (similar to lobster). Complimenting the menu are reasonably priced daily specials, such as seafood spaghetti for 9.50€ and prawn salad for 12€. The wine list covers the appropriate regions of Italy and Brazil and is very well priced. A carafe of house wine will set you back just 7€. Try and schedule in a Sunday evening here, when downstairs comes alive with a Brazilian band and dancing. Even the timid will be persuaded to grab a cocktail and shake their hips to the rhythmic beats. There are also international artists every Thursday evening, and jazz on Wednesdays. But you can catch live music or DJ’s every night of the week. Chez Georgio is open for lunch and dinner every day except Mondays.
Papayou has all the right ingredients - a great people-watching terrace, quality service, a nice wine list and skillfully executed dishes. If you’re eating in the old town then this restaurant definitely deserves a diversion from the tourist trapping Cours Saleya. Delivering a relatively small and uncomplicated menu, the restaurant offers some typical Niçois classics like beef steak and goats cheese salad. But there is a clear Asian influence here, and the coconut and lemongrass chicken or prawn dish is a testament to the chef’s oriental talents. In fact, it is hard to fault any dish that I have tried at this restaurant. The wild mushroom risotto is presented beautifully and delivers a nice balance of creaminess and earthy mushroom flavour. Meanwhile, the seared tuna steak is cooked to perfection, as are the seasonal vegetables upon which it is elevated. All dishes are appropriately seasoned and presented with flair. Papayou is run by a lovely couple that, despite a full terrace, maintain a high level of service and friendliness. The menu is tempting and the chef is clearly skilled. This is actually one of very few places where, at the end of the meal, I find myself scouring the chalkboard for the next dish I will choose upon my return! Papayou is closed Sunday evenings and all day Wednesdays. 35 rue de la Prefecture, Nice. Tel 04 93 80 15 97. Editor’s Note: Our restaurant reviews are not paid for. The restaurants do not know they are being reviewed so we can give an honest assessment without bias. I hope you enjoy my recommendations as much as I enjoy discovering them! Cassandra Tanti
Rossetisserie - Roast meats 8 rue Mascoinat 04 93 76 18 80 Le Locale - Italian resto & deli 4 rue Rusca Nice Port 04 93 14 08 29 Café del Mare - Asian, French & Med. Beaulieu sur Mer Port 04 93 54 65 34 Le Choucas - Fondu 3 rue Place Vielle 04 93 62 13 44 Delhi Darbar - Indian 14 ru Abbaye 04 93 01 45 68 Bellota House - Spanish & Tapas 19 rue de la Prefecture 04 93 68 61 83 Le Virginie - Seafood Place August Blanqui 0493551007 Snug - Gastro Pub Corner rue Droite & rue Rossetti Giuseppe & Peppimo - Café/Restaurant Place Garibaldi La Pierre Bisse - Pierrade Restaurant 5 rue Barillerie 0493 53 44 94 Le Tire Bouchon - French rue de la Prefecture 04 93 92 63 64 l’Univers - Michelin Star 54 bld Jean Jeurés 04 93 62 32 La Chaumiere - A-list Restaurant 384 bld de L’Observatoire 04 93 01 77 68 Kookaburra - Australian 20 Quai des Docks 04 89 00 12 65 By Sushi - Japanese 4 rue Bosio 04 93 80 03 34 Adonis - Lebanese 12 rue Saint Francois de Paule 04 93 62 35 02 Le Bistro du Fromager - Fondue 29 rue Benoit Bunico 04 93 13 07 83 Frog - Modern French 65 rue Milton Robbins 04 93 85 85 65 Café Borghese - Modern French 9 rue Fodere 04 92 04 83 83 La Mama - Traditional French 1 rue de la Tour 04 93 85 70 85 Gloss - World Food 16 rue Delile 04 93 81 71 87
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SHI = finger
ATSU = pressure
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing, traditional, hands-on Japanese healing therapy, effective for stress, locomotive and internal disorders. How does it work? Well, in oriental medicine all disorders are seen as the result of an imbalance of the distribution of life force in the body. By using touch and pressure, a practitioner balances the life force meridians and liberates energy to areas of need. The technique helps to restore vital energy flow and a sense of wellness & wholeness to the receiver. Shiatsu can help with a range of stress problems and chronic conditions including: • • • • • • • • • •
backache and pain headache muscular tension or stiffness depression or anxiety insomnia exhaustion or fatigue digestive problems menstrual problems high blood pressure low immunity
Try treating your partner to a Shiatsu treatment. Have a go at feeling for areas of ‘softness & emptiness’ on your ‘receiver’. If you find a ‘busy or active’ area like pain, tightness or tension, place one hand on there softly, acknowledging it, and with the palm or fingers of the other hand, press on the quiet areas (inviting energy there). Do this in a relaxed & playful manner with no judgement or expectation, and watch your ‘client’ begin to relax! If you want to experience Shiatsu, simply contact me, Adrian!
What’s with the antioxidants craze? To answer this question, we must first understand how antioxidants work in the body. You have seen the effects of oxidation when an apple is cut and turns brown when exposed to air. However, if you put lemon juice on the apple it stays white. The lemon juice acts as an antioxidant, preventing the damage to the flesh. The process is similar in your body. Oxygen damages cells, which over time can lead to mutations such as cancer. The antioxidants in your diet work like lemon juice on the flesh of an apple, protecting cells from damage and actually reversing some damage that may have already occurred. Studies show that antioxidant supplements do not provide the same cancer protection as the actual foods. And there are no shortBreakfast cuts to good health. It is well established ½ cup oatmeal with ¼ cup that a diet rich in a variety of different colraisins oured fruits and vegetables with whole ¾ cup V8 juice grains, seeds, and nuts is the most healthy in Morning Snack the long term. It helps keep our immune sys¾ cup yogurt with ½ cup tems in good working order and can lower blueberries the risk of heart disease and cancer. HowevLunch er, it is important to realize that diet is only Chicken salad sandwich with ½ part of the picture. Tobacco avoidance, regcup pineapple and red grapes ular exercise, and maintaining a normal 1 cup spinach salad with ½ cup weight are essential. chopped mixed veggies Dinner With a little creativity and planning, you can Beef stir fry with 1 cup red bell eat an antioxidant-rich diet every day. Take a peppers, asparagus, mushrooms look at this sample menu to see how easy it ½ cup applesauce can be:
Goal Setting - Part 2 Last month we looked at the principles of goal setting & highlighted the importance of thinking in the positive rather than the negative. This month, we unravel the first principle: ‘what do I want to have, do or be?’ Now, ask yourself this: do I have a clear picture of my long-term life objectives of 6 months and more? If not then, let your mind roam free and ask yourself: What new skills or trade would I like to learn? What income would I like to earn? What character traits would I like to develop? How would I like to think, feel or be? Now, choose your top 3 goals and prioritize them. Allow yourself to imagine having achieved your goals - see, hear, feel and smell it. See yourself achieving your target and feel the triumph! Why? Because you are now training your mind for success.
FACT: The nervous system is not capable of recognizing the difference
between a real and an imaginary event. It has been proven using functional MRI scanning that the same part of the brain is working when ‘imagining doing a task’ as when ‘performing the task’. This is why successful sports people imagine plays in their mind over & over again. They foresee success with a sense of expectation. Remember, all successful people creatively daydream and visualize what they want to achieve!
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Next month we look at whether the goals we hope to achieve match our core values.
Art & culture
FRANCISCAN MUSEUM, CHURCH AND MONASTERY OF CIMIEZ Open 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm/closed Sundays
MATISSE MUSEUM 164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez Open 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays www.musee-matissenice.org
Robert De Niro, Sr.
MARC CHAGALL NATIONAL BIBILICAL MESSAGE MUSEUM Closed on Tuesdays Cost: 6.50 Euros www.musee-chagall.fr
ASIAN ARTS MUSEUM 405, Promenade des Anglais Arénas www.arts-asiatiques.com
The paintings and drawings of Robert De Niro, Sr. are focussed on the figurative, a more sensitive representation of the world. However, the American artist preserved his own mode of expression, tied to the abstract, which came from his training under American masters like Joseph Albers, founder of optical art, and Hans Hofmann, a follower of Bauhaus. This exhibition begins with the presentation of photographs of Robert De Niro, Sr. in his New York studio. Figurative paintings are organized according to thematic characteristics of the art of Matisse, such as female models, interiors, still lifes, landscapes, ending with a series of black and white drawings.
Book Reviews The exhibition runs until the end of May 2010.
The Matisse Museum is displaying the works of American painter Robert De Niro, Senior (19221993), who drew inspiration from Matisse and the great European artists.
MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY (Palais Masséna) 35V Promenade des Anglais MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN ART Promenade des Arts Open from 10am to 6pm/closed Mondays www.mamac-nice.org FINE ARTS MUSEUM 33, Avenue des Baumettes Open 10am to 6pm/closed Mondays VILLA ARSON 20, Avenue Stephen Liégeard, Closed Tuesdays www.villa-arson.org
This month, we take you into the depths of history, delve into the dark side of Paris, and put ketchup on our cornflakes! ... Linda THE WHITE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory The White Queen by Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory has quite a following for her historical novels, notably the Other Boleyn Girl that was made into a major film. Her novels are characterized by a new look at women in history, filling gaps and putting to rights the secondary or villainous roles they are often given by traditional (male) historians. Also, the way she tells the story using the first person present tense, so the reader sees history unfolding day by day. The White Queen, which she thinks is her best novel to date, is about Elizabeth Woodville, traditionally portrayed as an ambitious and greedy go-getter. Yet Philippa Gregory sees her as an extraordinary rich character who married Edward IV for love, the first commoner to do so, and also mother of one of the unsolved mysteries of the Wars of the Roses: the princes in the tower. This may be popular history but it’s well researched and is a great read.
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Parisians: an adventure history of paris by Graham Robb As the title says, the book - like Paris is an adventure; part history, part travel guide. It takes us from 1750 to the present, looking at the personal history of Paris’ inhabitants: spies, soldiers, scientists and alchemists; police commissioners, photographers and philosophers; adulterers, murderers, prisoners and prostitutes. We encounter political and sexual intrigues; witness real and would-be revolutions, assassination attempts and several all too successful executions; we visit underground caverns and catacombs; enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower; are there for the opening of the Metro; and joining Hitler on a flying visit to the French capital. It is a book to lose yourself in. To dip in and out of as you please.
KETCHUP ON YOUR CORNFLAKES? by Nick Sharratt Ketchup on your Cornflakes? isn’t a new book unlike most of those reviewed here, but it’s one of my favourites. It’s fun, colourful and, thanks to the split pages, is endlessly inventive. Children will be howling at the yucky or surprising concoctions they can come up with.
RIVIERA EVENTS APRIL 2010
Fete de l’Oranger
The Cranberries Casino Ruhl, Nice Starts 8pm
Cannes Bringing together key industry professionals Palais des Festivals et des Congress
Villefranche sur Mer, La Citadelle Amateurs & professionals of floral art adorn the Citadelle with flowers in the theme of Greece
Antibes Port Luxury yacht exhibition
Cinématique, Cinéma le Mercury, Villa Arson, MAMAC Auditorium
Antibes Yacht Show
Le Bar sur Loup Orange-wine tasting
From luxury yacht and car shows to orange-wine tasting and men dressed as knights, this April offers an interesting mix of entertainment across the Riviera!
Gay & Lesbian Festival Nice
Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Tennis Monaco
Until April 16th
Spirit of the Ballets Russes Monaco Grimaldi Forum Tickets: 8-29€
International Semi-Marathon of Nice
On a course of 21.1km, 8000 elite & amateur athletes compete on one of the finest avenues in Nice
Symphony Concert Komsta, Landowski & Chopin Opera de Nice
Grand Féte Medievale
Cannes Tourrette-Levens Free entry Music, street fighting, magicians, storytellers, April 22-27 acrobats, fire eaters and people in costume Sony World fill the streets for this annual medieval event. Photography Awards You can even hire your own costume in the Cannes village! Palais des Festivals et des Sunday 18th Congress
Matinee Concert Mozart & Schubert 11am Opera de Nice
Monaco Exhibition of sophisticated, inventive and original flower arrangements, judged by a jury of personalities from the literary, political and artistic worlds. Salon Reveries sur les Jardins
Opera La Boheme Opera de Monte Carlo
Baie des Anges Regatta Villefranche sur Mer Sailboat races
Mouans Sartoux (behind Cannes) A traditional festival based on the theme of honey
Salon des Vignerons
Cagnes-sur-Mer An opportunity to taste wines from different regions Tickets: 8€
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This beautiful 2-bed apartment is located right in the exclusive area of the Cap de Nice. It measures 84m2 with terrace of 15m2 & sea views. It comes with a cellar and a garage. There is also a fabulous pool and lots of gardens.
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Splendid Hotel & Spa 50 bld Victor Hugo, Nice Tel: +33 4 93 16 41 00
Best Western 44 ave Marechal Foch, Nice Tel : +33 (0)4 93 85 14 31
A large central hotel featuring panoramic solar heated pool, jacuzzi, terrace, and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Le Transit Bar has magnificent views of the city and the Alps.
Located on the shopping strip of Jean Médecin, this large hotel offers 50 rooms decorated in the tones of Provence, and a large business area on the fifth floor.
Prices for April start at 89€.
Single room starts at 48€.
NH NICE 2-4 Parvis de l’Europe, Nice Tel: +33 (0)4 92 00 80 00
Special for That’s Nice readers! 99€ bed & breakfast in single or double room at this exclusive hotel, available until April 2010. Call the number above, dial 3 and quote “That’s Nice” to claim your special price.
Hotel de la Mer 3 rue Gounod, Nice Tel: +33 (0)4 93 16 42 00 Beautifully located amongst a group of buildings inspired by the Italian architecture of 1910, forming an arc around the famous Massena Fountain. The rooms are soundproof, some offer a balcony and mini-bar. Double rooms at 95€.
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Authentic Irish Bar/Restaurant Vieux Nice & Nice Port
NEW! Speed Dating - Sat 10th Nice Port
Vieux Nice 2 rue Saint François de Paule Tel: +33 (0)4 93 80 23 87
Nice Port 5 Quai de Deux Emmanuel Tel: +33 (0)4 92 27 07 88
Pub Quiz - Mon @ 8pm - Vieux Nice - Thurs @ 8pm - Nice Port Food served all day Wifi, terrace Live music most nights Jazz Sundays, Karaoke Fridays - Nice Port
English Bar & Restaurant
15 rue de la Prefecture, Nice www.waynes.fr
Food served non-stop 12pm-11pm Live international bands from 10.30pm DJ until close - 2am Heated Terrace, Wifi Happy Hour: 5pm-9pm Thurs: Ladies Night 1euro bubbly from 9.30pm Daily specials Tel: +33 (0)4 93 13 46 99
Late Night Music Bar Happy Hour 6.30pm-12am Pool table Big screen TV’s Live Music every night till late Open until 4.30am
1 rue Mascoinat, Vieux Nice
Check Point Irish Disco Pub 21 rue Desboutin, Nice open 4pm - 2.30am www.checkpointpub.com
Irish Disco Pub Monday: Ladies Night Tues & Thurs: Happy Hour all night Wednesday: 2euro shots Sunday: Cocktail night Happy Hour: 4pm-9pm Live music every Tues, Thur, Fri & Sat DJ, Wifi, Live sports
American Bar/Restaurant Live music Open-Air Cocktail Bar Terrace Open 7/7, service non-stop Wifi
8, place Charles Felix 06300 Nice Tel: +33 (0)4 93 80 00 50
Open everyday 12pm-12.30am Kitchen open until 11pm 4.50euro pints all day Happy Hour 8pm-10pm Fresh menus changed daily Corner of 22 rue Droite & 5 rue Rossetti Tel: 04 93 80 43 22
Through the Lens Were you snapped by our photographer while out and about at one of our favourite bars?
Gig Guide Live music every night of the week Enjoy the region’s hottest bands at Nice’s best live music bars...
MA NOLAN’S NICE PORT Thu 01 .... Fri 02 ...... Sat 03 ..... Sun 04 .... Thu 08 .... Fri 09 ...... Sun 11 .... Thu 15 .... Fri 16 ...... Sat 17 ..... Sun 18 .... Thu 22 .... Fri 23 ...... Sat 24 ..... Sun 25 .... Thu 29 .... Fri 30 ......
Woodface Karaoke Running Birds Swing n’ Song Woodface Norwegian Jazz Brigitte Dumas Woodface Karaoke Baker Street Swing n’ Song Woodface Karaoke Woodface Brigitte Dumas Woodface Karaoke
MA NOLAN’S VIEUX NICE Thu 01 .... 04-05 ...... Thu 08 .... 11-12 ...... 13-14 ...... Thu 15 .... 16-17 ...... Sun 18 .... Thu 22 .... Sun 25 .... Mon 26 ... Thu 29 ....
Swing n’ Song Woodface Swing n’ Song Woodface Karma Swing n’ Song Karma Woodface Swing n’ Song Madame Claude Woodface Swing n’ Song
CHECKPOINT 02-03 ...... 06-08 ...... Fri 09 ...... Sat 10 ..... 16-17 ...... 29-30 ......
The Spacecats Tony The Spacecats Frances & Pete Frances & Pete Tony
BLUE WHALES 01-03 ...... Sun 04 .... Mon 05 ... Tues 06 ... 07-10 ...... Sun 11 .... Mon 12 ... Tues 13 ... 14-17 ...... Sun 18 .... Mon 19 ... Tues 20 ... 21-24 ...... Sun 25 .... Mon 26 ... Tues 27 ... 28-29 ...... Fri 30 ......
Cabine 13 Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella 222 Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella F#@kin Machine Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella Number 9 Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella Running Birds Reset
WAYNE’S 01-04 ...... 05-11 ...... 12-17 ...... 18-25 ...... 26-30 ......
Loaded Bad Cats Audio Pimps Breathe Mimi & The Valentines
BLAST Fri 02 ...... Sat 03 ..... Fri 09 ...... Sat 10 ..... Fri 16 ...... Sat 17 ..... Fri 23 ...... Sat 24 ..... Fri 30 ......
Mister Daniel Jonathon Flow & Tonio Marc le Shark Flow & Tonio Did Kwo Kim Cao Flow & Tonio Flow & Tonio
THE BANDS Bad Cats Rock www.myspace.com/thebadcats1 Audio Pimps Pop Rock www.audiopimps.co.uk Loaded Pop Rock www.loadedlive.co.uk The Running Birds Rock Band www.therunningbirds.com N’Goi Jazz Number 9 Rock Cabine 13 Rock www.myspace.com/cabine13 Reset Rock Millionnaire Rock www.denbasfondation.com Auqarella Rock Whiskey Finger Rock Breathe Rock www.facebook.com(search)breathe+ nice+waynes Swing n’ Song Jazz Madame Claude Pop-RockFunk Jimmy
Mimi & The Valentines Pop-Funk www.myspace.com/missmimivalentine Tony Pop-Rock www.myspace.com/tonyruthmusic Woodface Rock Acoustic Duo www.myspace.com/woodfaceduo Brigitte Dumas Jazz www.brigittedumas.com
IRON MAN 2 The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored superhero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.
Directed by Jon Favreau Produced by Kevin Feige, Avi Arad, Susan Downey Written by Justin Theroux Robert Downey Jr. (uncredited) Jon Favreau (uncredited) Stan Lee (Comic book) Larry Lieber (Comic book) Don Heck (Comic book) Jack Kirby (Comic book) Starring Robert Downey Jr. Don Cheadle Mickey Rourke Gwyneth Paltrow Scarlett Johansson Sam Rockwell Samuel L. Jackson Music by John Debney Tom Morello Studio Marvel Studios Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date April 28, 2010 (France) Country United States Language English Budget $200 million
Directed by Paul Greengrass Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lloyd Levin, Paul Greengrass Written by Brian Helgeland Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Book) Starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan Music by John Powell Studio StudioCanal, Relativity Media Working Title Films Distributed by Universal Studios Release date March 14, 2010 (France) Country United States, France, Spain United Kingdom Language English
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team for the electrifying thriller Green Zone. In the film, Damon stars as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a rogue U.S. Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region. Released March 10th.
New York I love you
New York, I Love You is a collective work
of eleven short films, with each segment running around 10 minutes long. Some of the actors have international status (Natalie Portman, Shia LaBeouf, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, Uğur Yücel, Irrfan Khan, James Caan), with each shooting their part in one of New York’s five boroughs. Similar to the previous film, Paris, je t’aime, the shorts presented together may interweave slightly, however they will all tie into the common theme of finding love. New York, I Love You is the second episode of the Cities of Love franchise created and produced by Emmanuel Benbihy.
In Theatres April 7
Release date: April 14, 2010
In the romantic drama Remember Me, Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in
New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life. Remember Me also stars Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation), and Academy Award® nominee Lena Olin (Chocolat). Directed by Allen Coulter.
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CLASH OF THE TITANS
In Theatres April 7
Clash of the Titans is a 2010 fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier Starring Sam Worthington & Liam Neeson.
April 14 French movie directed by Luc Besson
Music News A selection of the best DVD & CD releases The highly anticipated follow-up to 2007 debut “Oracular Spectacular” is out April 13 in the U.S. and a day earlier in the U.K.
JOHN BUTLER TRIO
The Brooklyn-based band actually wanted to give it away as a free download after the leak, but it seems wiser heads prevailed. “Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us,” said a statement on their site. “We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn’t make sense to anyone but us.” See the new issue of Billboard for the MGMT interview about the band’s move from leftfield dance-pop on its debut to psychedelic experimentation on “Congratulations.”
April Uprising Release date: April 6
Release date: April 12.
On 30 June 2009 John Butler announced the new bass and drum musicians of the John Butler Trio to be Byron Luiters as the bassist and Nicky Bomba as the drummer and percussionist. Bomba, Butler’s brotherin-law, has previously been a member of the John Butler Trio.
EMOTIONS AND COMMOTIONS Release date: April 12 Fresh off a Grammy award and Les Paul tribute that was one of the highlights of the 2010 ceremony, guitar legend Jeff Beck will be releasing a new album of classic pop standards with the backing of a 64 piece orchestra. Emotion and Commotion will include everything from “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to “Superstition” to “I Put A Spell On You.” The project was inspired after Beck contributed guitars to a Mahler performance a few years back, and will inevitably draw comparisons to the Ray Davies’ Kinks Choral Collection project. Joss Stone, Imelda May, and Olivia Safe will contribute vocals.
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim ‘‘Here Lies Love’’ David Byrne
The new line-up has spent the last few months in a studio in Fremantle, recording the band’s fifth studio album, which will be released in March 2010. The album will be called April Uprising, named after Butler’s voyage to find his ancestors on SBS Television’s genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are?. The recording process for the new album has been shared with fans via a special studio sessions page on the band’s website. The first single from the album, “One Way Road”, was released on 4 December 2009.
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have united to create a 22-track opus entitled Here Lies Love, sketching the life of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, and her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas. When conceptualizing the album Byrne set out to emulate a night club setting. In the album’s introduction Byrne stated: “The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theatre to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!”
of the beats. Featured artists include: Tori Amos, Steve Earle, Nicole Atkins, Sia, Martha Wainwright, Santigold, St Vincent, Florence Welch and more. Here Lies Love is due out 6 April 2010 on Todomundo/Nonesuch. Each album includes a 100-page book detailing the project and a DVD. “Here Lies Love” Release date: April 6
Each song’s lyrics are interpreted by a different vocalist, while Fatboy Slim and Byrne provide all
Cypress Hill/Rise Up
Rufus Wainwright/All days are nights: songs for Lulu April 20
Recipe’s from the Riviera By Chef Tania Tanti www.cheftaniatanti.com
What better way to celebrate Spring and the beginning of a wonderful season here in the south of France, than with a Spring luncheon! Kick-off the party with tempting Martini’s then wow your guests with an array of easy-to-make finger foods, all using fresh, seasonal produce! Serves 8.
Spring Lamb & Rocket on Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Garlic Aioli 2 lamb fillets Small bag of rocket 1 large or 2 small ciabatta loafs 1 head of garlic Large jar of mayonnaise Olive oil
Aioli: Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Cut off a ½ inch of the top of the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes or until soft. When cool, remove the bulbs and enough garlic to taste, approximately 2-3 cloves. Season the lamb and fry in a hot pan. Cooking time for rare is approximately 5 minutes each side. Let the meat rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, cut the bread in about 1-inch slices, brush with olive oil and toast in the oven. Slice the lamb thinly. To assemble: on top of the warm bread, place a nice heap of rocket. Follow with a few slices of lamb, season and top with a dollop of aioli.
Chilli, Banana and Orange Salad 6 bananas 6 oranges, segmented 4 green chillies 2 red chillies ½ cup olive oil Fresh flat-leaf parsley Juice of 2 lemons Mixed salad leaves/Mesculin
1 packet of cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber 2 yellow peppers (can substitute red peppers) 6 tbs white vinegar
Slice the chillies (de-seed if you do not want the salad too hot) and marinate in the lemon, olive oil and vinegar. To assemble: finely slice all ingredients and toss with the mixed salad leaves. Drizzle with the chilli dressing and sprinkle with the fresh parsley.
Salmon & Asparagus Blinis with a Dill Mayonnaise 1 dozen large blinis 1 side of smoked salmon 2 bunches fresh asparagus, ends cut off 1 bunch fresh dill mayonnaise 1 tbs lemon juice Salt & pepper
Blanch the asparagus until just tender, then run under cold water. Finely chop the dill and mix it into the mayonnaise with the lemon juice. Season to taste. To assemble: spread a small amount of dill mayonnaise onto warmed blinis (in the oven), top with a few slices of salmon, an asparagus spear and finish with another dollop of dill mayonnaise and a small sprig of dill to garnish.
Crab & Broccoli Lettuce Cups
1 large tin of crab 1 bunch broccoli 2 cloves garlic Olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 iceberg lettuce Parsley
First, separate the lettuce leaves to make the cups. Clean and cut the broccoli into small pieces and finely chop the garlic and parsley. Fry the broccoli and garlic in a little olive oil for about 4 minutes. Add the lemon juice and crab and warm through (do not overcook). Finish with the parsley and spoon into the lettuce cups.
Kiwifruit Bavarois 2 cups milk ½ vanilla pod, split lengthways 3 egg yolks 1/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar 4 sheets leaf gelatine or 15g sachet powdered gelatine 140ml heavy cream 150g greek yogurt 6 kiwifruits, chopped finely Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Place the milk in a saucepan with the vanilla pod, almost bring to the boil then remove from the heat and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Remove vanilla pod, scrape out seeds and return them to the milk. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar, than whisk in the milk and return to the saucepan. Slowly bring to the boil, stirring continually until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat, pour into a bowl and cool slightly. Dissolve the gelatine in cold water and stir into mixture. Cool completely, and when almost set, stir in the cream, yogurt, kiwi fruit and lemon juice and zest. Divide the mixture between individual moulds or one large mould and chill until set. To serve: immerse the outside of the mould(s) briefly in hot water and turn out onto a serving plate. Garnish with extra slices of kiwifruit.
Fling into Spring Martinis...
These fruity Martinis are the perfect party starter. And let’s face it, any drink in a Martini glass looks fabulous!
1 shot vodka 1 shot apple-flavoured liqueur 1 shot triple sec Splash sweet & sour mix* Maraschino cherry
1.5 shots vodka ½ shot triple sec Passionfruit purée Sugar syrup Strawberry for garnish
1.5 shot vodka 1.5 shot triple sec Splash sweet & sour mix* Kiwi fruit
Pour all the ingredients and ice into a shaker and shake well. Strain into a Martini glass. Remove cherry stem and drop into a martini glass so it sinks to the bottom.
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the vodka, triple sec and a splash of the purée. Sweeten with the sugar syrup and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sliced strawberry.
Add all the ingrediants to a shaker filled with ice, shake well and serve with a circle of kiwi fruit on the rim of the Martini glass.
*To make Sweet & Sour mix: dissolve 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a saucepan over low heat. Add 1 cup fresh lemon juice and 1 cup fresh lime juice, and refrigerate.
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Quiz 1) Which car name translates as ‘people’s car? 2) Which town on the South Coast of England became a city as part of the Millennium celebrations? 3) Which Instrument does the Leader of an Orchestra play? 4) Bewick and Whooper are types of what bird? 5) The bat is the registered trademark of which drinks company? 6) To which flower family does garlic belong? 7) Although used as a nickname for US soldiers, what does GI actually stand for? 8) In Italian art the Virgin Mary is usually depicted wearing what colour? 9) The American Ansel Adams worked in what field? 10) What does the C stand for in CIA?
Every row, column & square must contain the numbers 1 to 9. You may not duplicate numbers in any of these configerations.
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11) Where would you be if you took your seat on a Howdah? 12) If Prince William became King, what number William would he be? 13) What first left Gare de l’Est in Paris on October 4th, 1883? 14) In which year was the first email sent? 15) Which cocktail consists of Tia Maria, Vodka and Coke? 16) How many teaspoons make a tablespoon? 17) Who painted ‘The Last Supper’? 18) What’s the fewest number of moves a person has to make to win a game of chess? 19) What, in America, are referred to as Benjamins? 20) From which country does the lambada dance originate?
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