Pure & V
Best sophistroquet of 2019
Heirs to the Nordic culinary scene, sommelier Vanessa Massé (ex-In de Wulf and Veranda) and Danish chef Mads Thomson (ex- Marchal in Copenhagen) are blowing a cool Nordic breeze down the Côte d’Azur! In this sleek space (six polished wood tables, string lights, dark hardwood floors), we enjoyed a radiant €55 menu the other day at lunch: flavorful broad beans cooked over binchton charcoal and sprinkled with fiery paprika; galactic strips of black radish perfectly seasoned with sesame mayo and verbena powder; red mullet fillets in a flamboyant pil-pil sauce, with raw mandolined turnips and fresh mint leaves; delicate corb fillet poached in olive oil over a bed of seasonal vegetables (peas, carrots…); before a lemon cream covered in milk mousse with crushed meringue and tarragon for the sweet finale. // G.Le.P.
FEELING THIRSTY? Place your trust in Vanessa and her natural selection of drinks: hard cider from Marc Abel (€7 a glass); Bistrologie, a Chenin that goes down easy from Jean-Pierre Robinot (€9); or an ecstatic Jura Chardonnay from the Domaine des Murmures (€100 a bottle); amongst others from the crème de la crème of the genre (Durieux, Boulay, Lefort…).
PRICE: Menus €55-75-95.