La S. Pellegrino Cannes Cucina

Cannes offers a very tempting backdrop for art du vivre and this year that most Italian of mineral waters succumbed to the allure of the world’s premiere film festival. S Pellegrino set up a prestige dining club in a rooftop duplex in the middle of town. Entered through a discreet door from the busy uptown shopping street of rue d’Antibes, guests were greeted at the door by a smart security man and directed to a lift to be transported upwards to culinary heaven.

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S Pellegrino’s Cannes concept is to invite big cinema names to eat at a chef’s table. In this intimate way the leading names of movies get to sample the haute cuisine of some of the most reknown masters of the kitchen at work today.

The chefs cooking up a storm in this prestige kitchen included Stephanie Le Quellec, Jacques Chibois and TV star chef Cyril Lignac.

Chef Nicolas Navarro from the Cap d’Antibes create a menu which reflected the tones and flavours of Provence. His dishes included a starter of Organic egg Provencale style and an asparagus risotto in a wine sauce.

*Between them the chef’s at the controls in the pop up kitchen share many Michelin stars which gives them an instant connect to the jet set world of the cinema stars at their table.


Among the other guest chefs was Michel Roth who was in charge of the kitchens at the Ritz Paris for many years and has much experience serving the great and the good. The setting really lends itself to a sophisticated atmosphere far from the hubbub of the Cannes festival bustling just four floors down.

Safely ensconced in this specially created dining experience the Cannes film fraternity found some peace, quiet and expectational food complimented with the zesty sparkle of S. Pellegrino.

Among the big names to pay this prestige address a visit were French screen legend Natalie Baye, international English star Tim Roth and even a former Miss France who has dabbled in big screen work, Sonia Rolland.

This is not so much a case of Dancing with the Stars as Dining with the Stars. All taking place in a sunkissed spot which would be the envy of busy festivaliers. This secret location was a well kept secret for the Happy Few, as the French like to call those who go by the name of celebrities. With the blessing of S. Pellegrino a happy few of Cannes Happy Few got to feast with their palate zinging to the fizz of Italy’s signature mineral water.

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