High above Monaco, not far at all, is the village of Eze. Eze is home to a restaurant that I have always wanted to dine at: Chevre D’or (the golden goat). It’s on a very short list of places including The French Laundry (which I have had the pleasure of dining at) that I’ve been dying to try. Chevre D’or is part of an incredible property perched on a cliff. The terrace of this restaurant offers the most amazing view of the sea I have ever seen. The surrounding gardens are divine. They were appropriately named “Eden” and are filled with whimsical sculptures and fragrant rose gardens, topped off with a 2000-year old olive tree.
We started the evening with a glass of pink champagne, and focaccia with 3 spreads: fennel, artichoke and black olive tapenade.I ordered the salad di Riviera. The salad was fresh and crisp with a salty dressing laced with anchovy and mustard. For my main I had the veal cheeks with fresh peas and mushrooms en jus. So tender! No need for my knife.
For dessert we devoured a berry tart with raspberry sorbet. The presentation was so elegant. Cute little candied lemon peel and jellies were brought to the table with my espresso. We lingered on the view for quite a while. Can you blame us?
To aid digestion we scaled the ancient stairs to the medieval village of Eze, complete with beautiful views and lovely narrow passages. All in all the perfect day, and the perfect meal in Eze.