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French Riviera itinerary designed by Mauro Colagreco, an Hiddenist travel

MENTON – FRENCH RIVIERA - FRANCE

Mauro Colagreco***

His heart beats to the rhythm of Argentina and Italy, yet it's in Menton, at his renowned restaurant Mirazur, where this cosmopolitan chef truly shines. With three Michelin stars, he elevates cuisine to new heights, embracing the diverse flavors and seasonal treasures of French Riviera. 

  • Two exclusive escapes co-curated with Chef Mauro Colagreco

  • Tasting dinner in his restaurant Mirazur, No.1 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019

  • Visit of the Chef’s vegetable and citrus gardens

  • Mediterranean cuisine cooking classes and gourmet workshops

  • Discover the Riviera’s timeless Villas

  • Exclusive moment with Mauro Colagreco's ceramist

  • An exclusive perfume workshop near Grasse

  • Luxury or Charm hotels

PRIVATE ESCAPES

These private journeys in the French Riviera and Southern France are flexible and can be tailored to your preferred date and customized to suit your desires. Feel free to reach out.  

From €2,450 per person*

on a double room basis

Departure from Nice

From €4,590 per person*

on a double room basis

Departure from Nice

*Prices may vary when booking depending on availability

Mauro Colagreco is everywhere! A dozen restaurants, from Buenos Aires to Beijing and from Dubaï... to Menton. This heart-stopper of a city became his home port, with no less than three establishments, including the world-famous Mirazur which in 2019 received its third Michelin star and became No.1 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants. There’s no stopping the Argentinian-born culinary revelation from dazzling the world of gastronomy.  

Mirazur restaurant on the French Riviera with Mauro Colagreco, 3-star Michelin

Mauro Colagreco immediately fell head over heels for this small house and its stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, deciding to turn it into the Mirazur. Just one year after opening, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star, with two more quickly following. “Stars are a nice reward, sure, but not the aim of my work.” The Michelin guide cannot get enough of the Chef’s exploration of all the flavours of southern France. 2019 is the year Mauro Colagreco and the Mirazur became culinary legends, though he always kept his feet on the ground - literally! 

 

For the Michelin-starred Chef, an environment-friendly and sustainable approach to cooking is crucial. In 2020, Mirazur became the world’s first restaurant to earn a Plastic-Free certification by reducing plastic use in its kitchen by 90%.  

 

During lockdown, Mauro Colagreco had the groundbreaking idea to challenges traditional codes of starred restaurants and signatures meal. "The Mirazur's menu would now have 365 seasons, so that every meal would be unique for diners.

How does he manage that, one may ask. "My sense of effort, hard-work, passion and my team" he simply says. Much more goes into it, of course. 

 

When he arrived in France as a young cooking apprentice, he knew right away that he needed to be learning with the greatest French chefs. He ended up working in the kitchens of Bernard Loiseau, Alain Ducasse, Alain Passard. "These experiences helped me find my footing and start cultivating my very own style."

 

In 2006, looking to open his own restaurant, Mauro Colagreco settled in Menton, at the far end of the French Riviera, close to the Italian border. Quite the nod to the multicultural roots of this Italian, Argentinian and Spanish Chef. 

To the Moon
and back...

Menton lemon, an essential ingredient in Mauro Colagreco's cuisine

"I tell the stories of wonderful terroirs. I tell them in an original way, no one had done that before. That's what makes us strong."

Mauro Colagreco in the vegetable garden of Mirazur, three-star restaurant

This sensational culinary journey is rooted in the French Riviera and its natural wonders. “I’m a gardener posing as a chef” he jokes. Indeed, 80% of the fruits and vegetables served at Mirazur are cultivated in its own biodynamic gardens, the rest provided by local farmers.  

 

This sincere and profound commitment to biodiversity and sustainability earned Mauro Colagreco a Michelin guide green star and made him Unesco Goodwill Ambassador for biodiversity in 2023.   

With unmatched poise, ambition and tireless work, Mauro Colagreco has built a true culinary empire on the French Riviera and worldwide. His uniquely creative approach to cooking transcends borders. That says it all! 

“Deciphering nature and knowing it more, allows us to translate its language, to respect it and in doing so take care of and preserve it.

Fleurs dish from Mirazur restaurant, Mauro Colagreco, three Michelin stars

Mauro being from Argentina and myself from Brazil (like his wife, Julia), we got on right away, as Latin Americans!

Meeting
Mauro

 by Juliana Angotti, founder of Hiddenist

Warm, hilarious and full of life, Mauro wears his heart on his sleeve and his table is open to all. It’s impossible not to feel welcome in his universe, his Latin American generosity and overflowing liveliness able to bring a smile to anyone’s face.  

 

The first time I had dinner at Mirazur, I sat with him, and his numerous Michelin starred Chefs friends – Alexandre Mazzia and the Tourteaux brothers to name a few. Alain Passard could have been among us! There were laughs – a lot of laughs; Champagne – a lot of Champagne; great wine; and dish after dish of food as delicious to the tastebuds as it was easy on the eyes. There was so much life and joy, I kept thinking “how lucky I am to be here!”

Mauro Colagreco, 3-star Michelin chef and Juliana Angotti founder of Hiddenist

"What fascinates me most about Mauro Colagreco is his passionate commitment to causes such as reducing the use of plastic, a scourge threatening our planet. His boundless creativity and ability to innovate in his cuisine while staying true to his values are admirable."

An Hiddenist gourmet journey crafted by Mauro Colagreco

The kitchen, though, was rigorous and highly organized. An immense amount of work. Dozens of timers. The brigade was in the zone, sending each dish perfect down to its minute details to the tables of lucky diners at Mirazur. Mauro channels his energy into opening new restaurants all over the world. In Paris, I love dining at GrandCoeur’s terrace on a sunny Spring day. Right above Monaco, the Maybourne Riviera feels like a “castle in the sky”, bursting with all the flavours of Southern France and the Mediterranean coast. The restaurant Ceto, already awarded a Michelin star barely after opening, focuses on sustainable fishing. Not to mention the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean! I wish you the joy of experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime moment basked in happiness and sunlight.

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