Nina Parker, a London based chef who launched her debut cook book, St. Tropez in 2014. Like PRISM, Nina’s love for travel is profound. Food and travel usually go hand in hand so who better to speak to about travel tips? Read Nina’s guide to St. Tropez below.
Where to stay – The Sube Hotel – This classic Tropezienne hotel dates back to the late 18th century and is located in the centre of the port just behind the iconic statue. I love to go for an early breakfast where you can have a petit déjeuner on the balcony overlooking the port. It is also amazing for pre or post dinner drinks as the bar is pretty special and makes you feel as though you are in an old boat.
What to do – L’Escalet – L’Escalet is a beautiful beach with perfect aquamarine water and is where you can go on a challenging but picturesque beach walk. You can walk past rock pools and peek at the secret villas hidden on the hill sides which overlook some of the best views of the coast.
Where to eat – Des Deux Frères – If you want good quality bread but are looking for something more low cost than Senequier then hit this cute bakery on 3 Rue des Commerçants. I always go here for their mini Tarte Tropezienne and they sometimes even have a salted caramel version!
L’Auberge de la Mole – I mention this place many times in my NINA St Tropez cookbook as it has always been such an inspiration to me. It is a traditional French restaurant that has kept the same retro interiors for years and serves a famous 5-course extravaganza for a reasonable €55. Pâtés, roast potatoes, duck confit, mushroom Gruyere omelettes and a dessert course with a out-of-this-world choccy mousse, this is truly an unforgettable experience!
Tropezina – You can obviously do Club 55 but this is more low-key and has a less-flashy vibe. The design is very St Tropez with an abundance of white everywhere and the food is great. I recommend the signature homemade cheese ravioli!