Where to Eat in Cannes for the Film Festival

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La Palme d'Or, Cannes

The French Riviera heats up in May with the arrival of the world’s top film stars at the famous Cannes Film Festival. For the opening night of the star-studded event, the festival’s jury is treated to a meal at La Palme d’Or, the only Michelin two-starred restaurant in Cannes, located at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez. Chef Christian Sinicropi cooks up a droolworthy menu for the Coen Brothers, who will preside over the jury, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Rossy de Palma, Guillermo del Toro, Rokia Traoré, and Xavier Dolan.

Needless to say, La Palme d’Or is the place to dine during the prestigious film festival, and even if you can’t be there in May, the restaurant is luring foodies throughout 2015 as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The chef has devised a special menu entitled “Collection 30 Years” which features signature dishes like the famous spider crab, plated on beautiful ceramics custom-made by artists just for the occasion.

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La Palme d'Or, Cannes

Exclusive culinary events include the “Duo Dinners,” which invite other Michelin-starred chefs to cook side-by-side in La Palme d’Or’s kitchen with Christian Sinicropi. On June 12, it’s chef Enrico Crippa from the Michelin three-starred Piazza Duomo Alba, and on November 28, it’s Eric Pras from the Michelin three-starred Maison Lameloise. In addition, there will be Food and Wine Pairing dinners throughout the year: July 3rd (Champagne Taittinger), September 18th (Great Wines of France), October 16th (Château Palmer Margaux) and November 6th (Vega Sicilia - Spain).

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