Carnival in Sainte-Maxime
10 February 2015
Celebrate Carnival with an Exclusive Menu at Saint-Andrews Restaurant
Carnival is celebrated the world over in preparation for Lent with colourful parades and a delicious array of foods. The annual Nice Carnival is not only the highlight of winter events on the Riviera but also one of the largest carnivals in the world. Over 1,000 entertainers will be providing music and dance performances during parades of giant floats between the 13th of February and 1st of March this year. Continuing celebrations a little down the coastline, Saint-Andrews restaurant has created a feast of four courses in Sainte-Maxime. Find out more about this delicious menu, the history of Nice Carnival and what awaits this Carnival season in the Côte D'Azur.
Carnival Menu in Sainte-Maxime
Located within the rolling hills of Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Andrews restaurant offers a luxury dining experience with breath-taking views. Admire the glittering bay of Saint-Tropez while sampling an exquisite lunch in celebration of Carnival on Sunday the 15th of February 2015 exclusively. The culinary experience begins with a light starter of saltimbocca of Red Mullet with raw ham and sage, served with julienne vegetables to prepare the taste buds of the pièce de la résistance main course. A succulent fillet of duck breast will be covered in smoked bacon and stuffed with sweet pepper and coriander to enhance flavours. It will be accompanied by mashed potatoes with olives for a savoury side to complement the dish.
No celebratory meal is complete without dessert, and two exceptional dishes will be offered. A tempting caramel filling will gently flow from the soft molten chocolate cake to provide a truly indulgent experience, while the final course is the most traditional for Carnival. Angel Wings are known as Bugnes in France and are delicious knotted sweet crisp pastries that were originally made to utilise surplus cooking fat before the start of Lent. Book now to enjoy four delectable dishes at Saint-Andrews restaurant on Sunday February the 15th for €26 per person by calling +33 4 9455 0201 or emailing [email protected].
Carnival celebrations date back as far as 1294 in Nice and have varied over the centuries from masked balls and farandoles, to a parade of thirty carriages for visiting royalty in 1830, which paved the way for future floats. By 1873, the modern Nice Carnival had begun and present day celebrations attract thousands to join in the exciting atmosphere. There are three main types of parades; Carnival, Flower and Light. 18 themed floats and over 30 figurines will feature in the Carnival Parade, while the Parade of Lights will take a route around the prestigious Place Masséna and Albert I gardens, illuminating the centre of the city with giant forms. The famous 'flower battles' at the Flower Parade see up to 100,000 mimosas, lilies, roses and many other types of flowers being thrown from 16 floats, all of which are decorated with 90% locally sourced flowers. In between the busy schedule of parades, a variety of additional events await visitors and provide just over two weeks of unmissable entertainment.
Enjoy a range of taste sensations with the four-course menu at Saint-Andrews restaurant before exploring the exciting sights and sounds in Nice to celebrate Carnival this February.
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