My Favourite Fresh Food Markets - Cote D’Azur Edition

My Favourite Fresh Food Markets - Cote D’Azur Edition

I am all for Whole Foods when in North America or the UK, but when in France you can’t beat a fresh fruit and veg market. The quality of produce is superior, but more than that, it’s the atmosphere, the good and the grumpy, the smells and the sounds. I love it all. Because of my job I spend a lot of time in markets, but you’ll probably find me in one of the below-mentioned markets at least once or twice a week even when I am not working.

What is hiding in Marina Baie des Anges?

What is hiding in Marina Baie des Anges?

Right Folks,

It’s one of those things. You live in an area and you keep putting off exploring certain parts of it because, well, you live there and there will be plenty of time to explore later. There were these buildings between Nice and Antibes that caught my eye early on. I mean, they are hard to miss. They look like a broken up Roman amphitheatre. They are massive. You can see them as you land at the Nice. You can see them if you from the beaches in Antibes. You sort of wonder what they are and then you move on and forget about it. At least if you are like me.

Some foodie and travel notes from Portofino

Some foodie and travel notes from Portofino

I have been in Portofino many times in my 12 years as a private chef. It was my first destination on board a superyacht and I still love it. It is tiny, but breathtakingly beautiful. It is also eye-wateringly expensive. The chef in me gets a bit snobby because I always feel the food offered in most restaurants is average, but l guess it's about the whole experience. Also, average food in Italy is still pretty nice by any standards. 

Drone Shoot No.2 - SARDINIA

Drone Shoot No.2 - SARDINIA

Right folks.

Here is the last part of this mini series. I think this one is more cinematic. The wife told me to put music over it with no singing. I listened.

This is a spectacular part of the world. I only discovered it through working on board super yachts, which makes me grateful for this job I do. Definitely going to come back with the family next year. The beaches are excellent, food good and cheap, very laid back lifestyle.

Hope you like it.

Drone Shoot No.1 - SARDINIA

Drone Shoot No.1 - SARDINIA

Right folks,

The yacht is in Olbia awaiting the boss. He is flying from the States and joining us here. The airport is extremely close and very convenient for the wealthy, apparently; separate lines, queues, etc. They don't have to mix with the great unwashed! Let us not kid ourselves, that would be lovely. Took me 3 hours to get through security in Marrakech in April.

Anyway.

This is my first attempt at the north of Sardinia. This is a lovely island, with great food and even greater people. The beaches are fantastic, crystal clear, water's warm in July - perfect. I have another video with some more footage that I suspect will be better than this one. Kept it at 2 minutes here, for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy,

Michael