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Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

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Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

With luck in a weeks time we will be in our rented apartment in Nice. Our first visit. We have all the info on transport, walking, restaurants etc thanks to this brilliant forum.

A final query before we go. Where to find the best pan bagnat, pissaladiere and tourte des blettes (we will try most things once)? Ice cream & socca have already been sorted in previous postings but any advice on the others would be welcome. GW

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1. Re: Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

For a taste of pan bagnat, pissaladiere, tourte des blettes and other Niçoise snack foods, head to Réne Socca on rue Miralheti in the Vielle Ville where you will queue and then sit elbow to elbow with the locals and tourists enjoying delicious versions of these specialities at very cheap prices.

One of our favourite places to lunch in the city.

Bon appetit!

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2. Re: Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

You can also find pain bagnat and pissaladière at any of the many deli-type food places in Vieux Nice and elsewhere.

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For a first try, I'd go to one of the local bakery chains such as Multari (one behind Nice Etoile, one on ave Jean Medecin, ave Jean Jaures, and near the pedestrian area). Pan Bagnat and pissaladiere are delicious, but I can take or leave tourte de blettes. You'll also find pissaladiere and tourte de blettes on the menu at many of the restaurants serving local cuisine. There's usually a starter that consists of several specialities such as pissaladiere, stuffed vegetables, deep fried courgette flowers (order 1 plate to share). Tourte de blettes is usually on as a dessert.

Another wonderful dish is the "tian de courgettes". "Tian" refers to the cooking dish, which is like a high sided gratin dish. The indredients are rice, courgettes and egg, as well as some other things, and there's a thin pastry lid. It's like a vegetable side dish and sometimes also uses "blettes".

Finally, if you take a trip to Monaco, try the "barbagiuans", which are little deep fried pastry parcels containing a similar rice and veggie mixture to the tian. Absolutely delicious, hot or cold, as a quick snack.

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The multari bakery on Jean Medecin is now shut - transferred to bvd Gambetta and the premises taken over by Hippopotamus steak house chain [though as yet no work has been done in refitting].

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5. Re: Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

You will find all the delicacies you mentioned for sale in Cours Saleya market, which takes place daily.

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6. Re: Pissaladiere, pan bagnat, tourte des blettes

2 bakeries that do these things really well: one at about 40 Rue Giofreddo, if you are staying in the Massena area, or if you are in the Old Town one half way down Rue Collet or jsut at the start of Rue de Boucherie (just down from the steps). But you'll find these things on every corner around the old town and pissaladiere as a starter option in some of the more rustic restaurants.

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