This past weekend was great fun, starting with a party to celebrate the Monaco Yacht Show and Y.co (an amazing yachting company!) on Friday night!
My cousin was visiting from Chicago with her husband and two friends, so we had to show them a good time. They stayed in Nice, so Saturday we schedule a walking gastronomy tour around the city. I figured it might be cheesey, but it was something fun for us to do for an afternoon. So I booked this 3 hour tour with Marion at The French Way. This tour absolutely exceeded all of my expectations. Having lived in Monaco for 2 years, I learned SO much about Nice history…and she explains the history around her fabulous food tour, which was just right up my alley! We started at 3pm at Place Massena. First stop was a candy store that had been owned by 5 generations of family since 1890, next we walked around the flower market in Old Town and then up Castel hill. Then we had a cheese tasting, then a quick coffee before our olive oil tasting. It was so incredible to connect the food with the history and to get it from such a young, and fresh guide like Marion. Hands down the best tour I’ve ever been on. In fact we enjoyed our tour so much, that we invited Marion and her husband to join us for drinks after! It was a great way to end the perfect day!
Sunday, I invited everyone to church at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. We enjoyed a nice service, and then we went for lunch at Bouchons near the Grimaldi forum. We invited 2 friends from church and Father Walter as well….sp we were 9 in total. It was a fantastic meal (I’ve never had a bad meal here!), in fact all 9 of us ordered the same steak meal and we were not disappointed! Mouth-wateringly good steak, flavorful french fries and a small salad with a glass of wine for 19€ per person. It doesn’t get any better than that! Although, the weather was no cooperating. We had planned to take the bus to St. Paul de Vance, but it was raining and not worth the journey. So they took the train back to Nice and hubby and I watched a marathon of Sons of Anarchy and had a lazy Sunday evening.
All-in-all a wonderful weekend!