We’ve just breezed into the illustrious Carlton Cannes, ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that promises to be nothing short of divine. As we step into the world of the Riviera restaurant, we find ourselves at the epicenter of glamour along the Croisette.

This isn’t just any dining experience; it’s a rendezvous with Chef Laurent Bunel – to experience his artistry of flavors. From exquisite seafood dishes that dance on the palate to gourmet interpretations of Mediterranean flavors , each plate is an œuvre d’art, resounding with precision and creativity.

What sets the Riviera restaurant apart is more than just its prime location; it’s the artful curation of locally sourced ingredients that ties us to the vibrant culinary traditions of the French Riviera. It’s a culinary journey that doesn’t just tantalize the taste buds but also recounts a narrative of the region’s gastronomic legacy. So, here we are, ready to soak up stories and savor flavors!

It’s immediately clear that at Carlton Cannes local Côte d’Azur traditions tango with global influences. From revamped local classics like the pissaladière to jet-setting to the Med with croquetas ibericas, carpaccio, or the legendary octopus, their flavors pop with Mediterranean freshness, Provençal vibes, international fusion, and hints of Asian and Middle Eastern zest.

We’re delighted to meet the maestro, Chef Laurent Bunel, the genius behind the culinary magic at Carlton Cannes. His artistry shines through iconic dishes like sole meunière and salt-crusted sea bass, each a masterpiece in its own right. And when it comes to sweetness, pastry chef Jean-François Barberis turns tradition on its head, presenting desserts that double as edible art.

Ready for a story to accompany these all-star flavors, we asked about memorable moments at the Carlton Cannes. We learned that a young and not-so-famous Sharon Stone walked into the restaurant, chatting up Jean-François, their head waiter. Fast forward a few years, after Basic Instinct rocked the silver-screen, and boom, she came back! A reunion with Jean-François, and praises for their spot-on service – that was a Carlton Cannes story that still had them (an us) grinning.