The 23rd edition of the Guide Gantie dedicated to the Great South was presented by Jacques Gantié on the waterfront terraces of luxurious 5-star Hotel Belles Rives in Juan les Pins.
The best gourmet addresses
On May 26, the great annual event to launch the gastronomic guide has gathered 800 guests. Gastronomy professionals, partners of the guide, renowned chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, journalists and personalities have discovered the new guide concealing still more nice gourmande addresses. They could also enjoy beautiful and delicious local terroir products presented by producers, artisans and shops.
The Guide Gantié, which celebrates its release in the spring, is known to be one of the extensive and best up-to-date books specializing in French regional cuisine. It lists over 800 establishments (restaurants, pubs, inns, brasseries, tables d’hôtes) in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region as well as some nice gourmet addresses in Liguria and Piedmont.
The guide of living well
The beautiful southern tables are highlighted as well as internationally renowned talents that inhabit our terroir. This year’s guide is enhanced with a selection of 80 new restaurants with a good quality / price ratio (25/35 euros on average). The guide also includes addresses of chambres d’hôtes and charming hotels in PACA region and a section highlights the best gourmet addresses and artisans of taste, markets and shops.
The benchmark in gastronomy
The Guide Gantie is recognized as a reference in terms of gastronomy and good living. Assisted by a team of journalists, Jacques Gantié travels the roads of South in search of good food, authentic cuisines and quality establishments at the best price. Talent and confirmed values, bistros, brasseries, cafés, restaurants in towns, country inns or palaces… a wide range of addresses, humble or famous, is proposed in this guide. It offers its readers a bit of the lifestyle and flavors of Provence and the Mediterranean. It is indexed by establishments and cities, which facilitates its use.
The online Guide
The online version of the Guide Gantie became the reference portal for gastronomy of the Great South. Its search engine allows you to select tables by name and city and offers a panoramic tour of restaurants with geo-locating mapping, a selection of Mediterranean products, portraits of chefs and new recipes, updated information and a forum for criticism. It also allows for online booking in the restaurant of your choice.
Great starred chefs for the launch
The reception for the launch of the 23rd edition at Hotel Belles Rives in Juan les Pins was organized by the chef of the Belles Rives, Yoric Tièche, assisted by Romain Kervarrec (Château de la Chèvre d’Or in Eze Village), Patrick Raingeard (Le Cap Estel in Eze), Nicolas Navarro (Cap d’ Antibes Beach Hotel), Mickael Fulci (Les Terraillers in Biot), Denis Fetisson and Didier Chouteau (La Place de Mougins and L’Amandier de Mougins).
The many partners involved in the launch included Avangoût (gastronomic products and from the Sea), Terre Bormane (products based on olive oil), the wines from Chateau de Berne, Château Font du Broc, Château Roubine, Château Rasque, Château de Bellet, SCEA Château Farambert Domaine Terres d’Estel, the products La Cambuse, cheeses by Gilles Ceneri , the fromager gastronome, Malongo coffee, nutritional flowers and herbs Marius Auda, the Pain-Petifour , Master Artisan Glacier Denis Lavaud…
About Jacques Gantié
Jacques Gantié, creator and designer of the guide Gantie, former columnist for Nice-Matin is a literary and gastronomic columnist. He is regional correspondent of L’Hôtellerie-Restauration. Contributor to several magazines, he is the author of tourist and cookbooks.
He received the National Award for the best food critic (1997), the national food critic “Francis Amunateguy» Prize in 1994 for all of his books and columns on gastronomy and the Louis Mariner Award by the Union of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieurs.
5-star Hotel Belles Rives
Member of Luxury Lifestyle & Resort, of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and of Palaces of the French Riviera, the 5-star Hotel Belles Rives enjoys an exceptional location in Juan-les-Pins, at the entrance of the Cap d ‘Antibes. A genuine paradise, immortalized by Scott Fitzgerald, the Belles Rives is one of the few palaces offering both a private beach and pontoon for water sports and boats. In a refined 1930 decor, the Belles Rives offers guests a place full of charm and elegance.
In this paradise of the South, overlooking the islands of Lérins, the Palm Beach and Esterel hills, the palace is boasting white and blue colors like the sky and the sea that is making eyes at it!
Guide Gantie 2014
Provence-Cote d’Azur. Liguria and Piedmont.
800 good tables. 500 gourmet products. 584 pages. € 22
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