Our 10 favorite restaurants in and around Nîmes

The L’Impé brasserie at the Imperator hotel, a stone’s throw from the Maison Carrée and the Jardin de la Fontaine, in Nîmes. Marco Strullu / Hotel Imperator

THE FIGARO SELECTION – From chef’s bistros to traveling or locavore tables, gastronomy is on the rise in the Gard prefecture.

French Rome has seen its catering offer renew over the past five years. A qualitative offer is deployed there. This bodes well for a city that will present the Maison Carrée in 2023 for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here are our favorite addresses.

The spiciest: Red

It is installed rue Fresque and it is a sacred picture offered by Georgiana Viou, member of the “MasterChef” jury soon to be back on France 2, and (especially) in the kitchens of this establishment. On the plate, the well-known marine flavors of the Mediterranean (carpaccio of mullet, roasted mackerel, natural sea bream) are shaken by spicy touches drawn from Beninese childhood and the chef’s past wanderings. This is what gives pep. The cooking of the fish is perfect and the tastes very balanced. With the delicious sea bream, the zucchini is worked in different textures (melting, crunchy). Washed down with a white Mas Haut-Buis (Larzac terraces), the dish reveals even more flavours…

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