There are lots of things to try in Nice but one food item that shouldn’t be missed is socca. Socca is an unleavened bread made out of chickpea flour and is a specialty in Nice. You will find it pretty much at all touristy restaurants but if you are looking for some of the best socca in the city head to Chez Pipo.
Chez Pipo is about a 20 minute walk outside of the Vieux Nice. You can see in pictures below that the batter is poured onto a thin pizza like tray and baked in a wood fire oven. The bread is supposed to be served very hot and of course with rosé. I had to take mine to go since I was running a little behind and they told me it would not be as good as eating it fresh in the restaurant. I may have technically done it wrong but it was still delicious. It is nutty from the chickpea and olive oil with charred flavors from the fire but it was still light with a creamy finish. Perfect for a summer day snack!
It was socca awesome—get it?
I had the privilege of traveling to Nice the first week of June. Two of my girl friends who have been seen on this blog, Becky and Sarena, came with me. We enjoyed our amazing Airbnb, girl talks, beach time, and the expensively lavish city.
I was heartsick to hear about the Nice attack that happened last Thursday night. This attack sat differently with me as I was able to still feel how I felt while in Nice; the sweat dripping down my face walking up the hill lost to our AirBnb, laughing on the beach, sipping cool rosé—I would have been at that Bastille celebration. I am truly so sorry for all the victims and their families.
Nice is a beautiful city that should be visited and not remembered for this cruel invasion but instead for what you see in my pictures. It was hard to not be happy in this city.
Our Airbnb is my dream French apartment/studio. I’m not sure what it qualifies as since it did not have a door for the bed room section but it was separate from the kitchen and living room. The rooftop balcony though was the real show stopper; we spent most of our time in the apartment on the balcony.
Our last night we decided to go out in fancy Nice style and sip some Veuve on my (wink wink) balcony before heading to dinner at Café de Turin. Sarena and I split a seafood tower and it was perfect.
Cours Saleya Market