Situated on rue
d’Antibes Alberti in Nice, this is a charming restaurant where I had lunch with a friend who has eaten their many times. The carnaval was taking place on the Promenade and in Place Massena, as we meandered to avoid crowded and barricaded streets.
We ended up on rue d’Antibes, as I followed his lead, passing a shop that had a carnavalesque entryway in keeping with the festivities. I had worked near this neighborhood but, surprisingly, had never heard of the restaurant, named Charlotte – It had recently changed hands, and I was excited to try it out.
There was a fixed menu of either three or two courses, with a variety of choices to choose from – the risotto with blue cheese & walnuts and topped with bacon was uniquely delicious, as were the other courses. The coffee and after-dinner macaroons were served in/on beautiful porcelain, adding to the charming ambiance of this cozy place. Definitely worth remembering for a followup visit!