During my stay at Le Negresco hotel in Nice, I had an opportunity to eat at both of their popular restaurants. The first night, I ate at La Rotonde restaurant and the second night was at Chantecler. As I mentioned in the first hotel article, La Rotonde is an absolutely memorable setting, to say the least. The dining room makes you feel like you’re at a carnival. The feeling is that of sitting on a merry-go-round!
To start the meal, I of course wanted a cocktail to warm up the senses. I went with a Caphirinia. This drink packed a punch and looked quite nice as well. Just what I needed to get started!
For the food, an item that immediately intrigued me was the vegetable gnocchi. This turned out to be one of the best dishes of my time in Nice. Perfectly cooked gnocchi with great cheese and fabulous vegetables made for a seriously amazing and filling dish! Highly recommended.
Another dish to start the meal was the avocado and shrimp cocktail with fresh citrus fruit. This resembled a tuna tartar in presentation but obviously tasted much different. This was a very refreshing dish that looked absolutely gorgeous. Both were a fantastic way to start at La Rotonde restaurant.
For the main course, I chose a beef steak and went with a 2011 Chateau La Matheline Fronsac from Bordeaux. I love accompanying a nice piece of meat with a flavorful glass of red wine! My prime cut of beef came with fries and béarnaise sauce. You can’t go wrong with béarnaise sauce! Another entree of the evening was the seabass, which looked and tasted absolutely wonderful.
To finish the evening off, were of course the desserts. The first was the crème brûlée and pistachio ice cream and the second, their apple pie with cream from Madagascar. This was one of the best apple pies I have ever had in my life! There was a perfectly flaky crust on the bottom, I could’ve ate that cream all day long, so amazing. It was topped off nicely with Le Negresco logo.
Along with eating such a splendid meal, was great service from all staff members. Our servers were truly wonderful and very friendly. They suggested fantastic dishes, and always had smiles on their faces. All in all, the food, service and setting were lovely! I would highly recommend you to have a dinner at La Rotonde restaurant inside Le Negresco hotel in Nice, France.
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 8.3
Value - 9.2
Feng Shui - 9.7
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 9.7
37 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
Phone: +33 4 93 16 64 00