Lunch review – Marina Caffe, Cannes
As it was my last day in Cannes, Craig and I treated ourselves to lunch in one of the many cafes lining Rue Félix Faure. We perused the menu boards before settling on Marina Caffe. With its availability of outside seating and its vegetarian options (not easy in France, it seems), this was a winner.
Feeling brave, I decided that I would order the Steak Tartare – a slab of raw beef that upon first glance looks like someone forgot to cook a beef burger. Craig ordered the Goat’s Cheese Salad, which was more impressive than you are probably imagining right now.
Between the time we first sat down and the time our food arrived, the wind decided to pick up slightly. We lost a napkin and someone on another table seemed to lose a wine glass. For the salad, this was bad news. Thankfully, my meat wasn’t going anywhere (except in to my belly).
Now, I’ve never had Steak Tartare before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the delicate mix of seasoning and the shallots, together with the lean steak they used was a heavenly experience. I like my steaks ‘bleu’ anyway; so much of the flavour is lost during cooking. So this rare treat was nothing but a delight to my palette. The portion was quite large, so I was overwhelmed by the time it came to the end of the meal.
I can’t speak for Craig and his Goat’s Cheese Salad, but it certainly looked delicious, and again the portion was generous.
Needless to say, the plates were virtually clear by the time we finished. The service in this cafe wasn’t great, but the food certainly was worth the money. Highly recommended!!