On Monday, I was strolling the antiques market at the Cours Salaya in Nice. Mr. Splendid had dropped me off and went to pick up his skis. When we met up on the center aisle he said “it looks like La Merenda is open”, “someone” needs to walk over to see if we can get reservations. Well, I hadn’t bought enough chandelier crystals for the Sapin de Noël yet, so I managed to somehow convince him he was the man for the job.
Mr. Splendid is excellent about seeking out good restaurants around the world, and La Merenda did not disappoint. It’s known for being trés petite and serving excellent, well prepared, French comfort food. They don’t take phone reservations, so you need to stop in to make a reservation. It seats about 20 very interesting people, all devoted to good food and true French culture. I find the review linked to the name above to be quite accurate.
The menu changes each day, and the kitchen and dining spaces are extremely cozy. It is warm, delicious and offers a very special atmosphere.
In front of the restaurant, I fell in love with this great bike, outfitted with a wine crate from Château Labégorce, what a way to get around town.