What: Les Garcons restaurant
Cuisine : French
Sometimes it’s nice to leave Monaco for diner or lunch if you have enough time to do so. Villefranche is a perfect place where you can discover amazing restaurants and one of them located two streets back from the seafront is called Les Garcons (Eng. Boys).
During the warm months you can dine on the patio located straight on the street with very romantic ambiance. I would recommend booking a table before if you would really like to dine outside, because each time I am visiting the restaurant it’s completely packed.
Let’s discover the charm of food scene:
Chef’s speciality is lamb shank, and I m not surprised that it’s the most often recommended meat dish… It was the most tender and succulent lamb I have ever tasted, definitely beating others down to the ground! I know that lamb shanks can look like a meal Wilma would serve to Fred Flinstone, but it’s a kind of rustic food.
Meat is served with delicious mashed potatoes and salad on the side. If you are not so hungry you should skip the starter because it’s really filling dish. But… if you are starving and craving for a whole set menu you should try starters, which are amazing; including artichokes salad, burrata, foie gras and much more!
Let’s move to desserts… Do you feel like chocolate, tarte or creamy crème brulee don’t worry you will find it all there! If you wanna try a piece of everything there is no problem! You can just order café gourmand. Trust me, all of those sweetie bites are delicious!
Apart from refined cuisine, good selection of wine and calm ambiance you will be surprised about the prices and service which is very helpful with a good sense of humour.
Don’t wait anymore take a break from Monaco dining tonight, take a road next to the sea side, enjoy and drive straight to Les Garcons in Villefranche.
I recommend it!
Foodie Aleksandra Kąckowska