I also loved the food! I love mediterranean flavors and everything in Nice was fresh and delicious. I went to the market at the Cours Saleya on Saturday morning and all of the vendors were packed with the freshest local produce, huge piles of marinated olives, sundried tomatoes, and gorgeous flowers. I loaded up on goodies for lunch - fresh strawberries, soca (like a chickpea crepe), some kind of sandwich from a bakery, and then of course had to search for desert. Desert hunting is serious business, and I found these beautiful little mini pastries that were three for some reduced price.I'm actually not sure what these are called in French, I want to say it's something like corne, but they are actually an Italian pastry that I know of from Boston as a lobster tail but looks like it might be called a sfogliatella. Basically it's a flaky, crispy pastry shell that is usually around a ricotta cream mixture, but any pastry cream will do. You can get enormous lobster tails but these were about the length of a thumb. I chose a variety of flavors: traditional ricotta, chocolate, and a chocolate hazelnut cream made at the bakery.
Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how good that chocolate hazelnut cream lobster tail was. WOW. The filling was so much more decadent and luxurious than nutella, and the pastry as a whole was the perfect amount of sweet and crunchy and creamy. I would go back to Nice just to eat this little pastry again! Well, that and the sun and ocean and the rest of the yummy food. But mostly the pastry. You can bet I will buy a lot more than just one of the chocolate hazelnut flavor next time!
If you are interested in my food woes, I have a second post below. Yep, two posts in one day - I'm bored.