Most true gourmet chefs around the world talk more and more about the pursuit of finding the perfect ingredients and they have made all sorts of efforts to make sure they give their guests the very best. Some chefs started to grow their own vegetables and herbs many years ago and more and more chefs do that today. Some chefs have even taken it a step further and have their own poultry and meat as well, even fish in some cases. Italian-Argentinean Mauro Colagreco certainly understands the value of the best ingredients and his two gardens give him the very best vegetables and herbs available at Côte d’Azur.
It is a fantastic resource to be able to pick up the very finest herbs and vegetables just outside the restaurant and that is exactly what Mauro Colagreco and his team can do. The restaurant’s staff help each other to take care of the garden just outside the restaurant and the other of Mauro Colagreco’s two gardens is not far from his restaurant.
You will find Mirazur on the French side just a few meters from the Italian border at Côte d’Azur. The restaurant is located in a funky 1950’s house filled with contemporary art that can be bought and there are breathtaking views of the Menton Bay so make sure to get a window table.
The understanding and meaning of having the best vegetables and herbs all comes natural for the Head Chef and owner of Mirazur and it is no big surprise that his years as Sous Chef for Alain Passard at Arpège have affected him. In addition to his years at Arpège, Mauro Colagreco has also held key positions at Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée and Le Grand Véfour to mention some, before he founded his own Mirazur back in 2006.
Citrus fruits and avocados to just mention two of the ingredients coming from just outside the dining room together with around 250 different fresh local herbs and flowers all work beyond perfect in the contemporary French cuisine served with several South American touches and flavours from Asia as well.
Mirazur continues to develop and there is no limit how far the restaurant can go on its gastronomic journey. Mirazur is one of the best restaurants in the world and it clearly gives a taste for more to come. This restaurant is a must for all food lovers.
Written by Andy