When Bonaparte and I visited the Cote d’Azur this summer, we had the greatest meal in the most adorable restaurant on the needle of L’Aiguille. A thin, long but small beach in Theoule-sur-Mer. It took a while for us to find the place, but when we did, it was nirvana. All we did was talk about how great it’ll be to return next summer.
This was the menu from the restaurant. We had plans to visit next summer. I’m glad I have my photos and memories!
Then, I found out the restaurant was in danger of being demolished due to some French politics that I’m not going to get into. We signed petitions. I, as well as many others I’m sure, wrote to Nice-Matin, a local newspaper about the plight of this restaurant and the family who owns it.
The petition from Petitions.24 had so many signatures–internationally.
The newspaper published articles. One of the TV stations showed up. I even devoted a blog post about this.
Even with the support of so many people and the media, the demolition was carried forth.
Demolition of Restaurant L’Aiguille Here’s a little clip for you to see. It’s really sad to watch.
How could the powers-that-be get rid of a restaurant with a view like this?
Restaurant L’Aiguille, may not be on the map anymore. But, in my mental map of memories, I will never ever forget the most wonderful meal I’ve ever had in my life. I will never remember that little beachfront in France. Bonaparte and I are happy that we were fortunate enough to have had that meal at this little restaurant.
My map will be different these days. But I’ve got memories–and great ones!
I wish Cedric and his family the best of luck and many successes in all they do!
It’s the end of a long run for the restaurant, but I wish every success to Cedric and his family. Every. Best. Success!
The only song I could think of right now is Charles Trenet’s “La Mer” Obviously.