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Juan les Pins Food Update 2016

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Juan les Pins Food Update 2016

Kat | Jul 6, 2016 10:46 AM

We are just back from 10 days in JLP and I wanted to post a quick update about our food experiences there, given that posts about this area are a bit thin on the ground.

Best:

Pizza: Pizza food truck Du Lys. Parked in the Place Dulys right next to the playground from the early evening onward. Not every night, but most nights it was there. Highly, highly delicious pizza. Whisper thin, crackly crust. The four cheese was delicious, but so also was the anchovy and the margarita. There was a queue each night; we picked up our pizzas there for 3 nights. and ate them on our balcony with a caprese salad which we made and a chilled bottle of rose.

Restaurant: Le J. We had reservations here for dinner one night outside. It is on a very touristy street and on our last trip here, we had one unplanned, mediocre experience at another restaurant nearby. However, our meal at Le J was quite good. I opted for the asparagus risotto. Not normally a huge risotto fan, but this looked so good when another diner nearby ordered it that I could not resist. The service was casual, yet attentive.

Ice Cream: Xavier Recroix for glaces and sorbets. The melon was fresh, light and flavorful, like biting into a ripe melon. It wasn't overly sugary and tasted like fruit, not sugar. Really good.

Bakery: Au Fournil Dulys. Fell in love with the baguettes here last time and they are still deliciously; crackly on the outside (order bien cuit) with some bite and chew on the inside. This time we also tried the pissaladiere, which had been on my list to taste. I love anchovies and so I really liked the strong, salty, caramelized oniony flavor. This is a great boulangerie off the beaten downtown path.

Beach Restaurants: We wanted to eat on the beach one night and chose Plage Reve because they had a big screen showing the match that night and our teen could watch while we enjoyed the meal. I forget what I ordered because spouse's T bone steak was surprisingly tender, buttery and melt in your mouth. We were expecting just meh food in exchange for the location, but this steak was pretty good.

Worst: No disappointing food experiences this time because we knew what to avoid (thanks to prior experience and all your suggestions).

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