Hi-Food Cantine Bio, Nice
Tel: 33 4 97 07 26 26
Concierge.com's insider take:
Nice's funkiest restaurant was styled by Philippe Starck acolyte Matali Crasset with a menu that changes monthly "designed" by chef Bernard Leduc. These recipes are prepared by Nice's frigoverres, or glass pots for the refrigerated display cabinet from which diners select. Each frigoverre costs a mere six euros, service included. The big question; is it any good? The largely gay clubbing crowd, who love the DJ, doesn't necessarily care, but the intentions—and vitamin content—are good. Dishes include: from the "Raw" menu, orange salad with prunes; or from the "Cereal" menu, ricotta cheese cake with blackberries and strawberries; or from the "Vegetarian" section, udon noodles with sautéed mushrooms and red pesto sauce; or from the "Cuisine" menu (microwaved in-house), chick-pea kebab. All this takes place in a land of pale wood and lime green, pink and turquoise leather. The experience is truly strange, but what a bargain.
Open daily 24 hours for guests; 7 to 1 a.m. daily for non-guests.