We try to check out new restaurants whenever we find something that looks good in the neighbourhood. Sometimes we find gold, sometimes not. We tried the new Italian restaurant in the neighbourhood.
Aromi opened recently at 47 Rue de France, in Nice. It is about 5 minutes walk from the Negresco Hotel that is a landmark around here. The restaurant is divided in an inner and outer room. The outer room has large windows towards the street, and is light and cozy. The inner room has approximately seating for 16 people and is a bit more closed off. Still pretty cozy as it is recently renovated and the paint and furnitures is fresh.
We got a table in the inner room and as we looked at the menus we immediately looked at each other and exclaimed: This is expensive! The main courses where all priced above 20 €. In this area
it´s uncommon and should be backed with extremely high quality. Katja had a three stories beef tartar, and I had a spagetti aux fruit de mer – Spagetti with seafood.
Katja´s tartar was amazingly good. It was one of those taste experiences that changes how you look at a dish. But it was to small. If we had starter, main course and dessert – it might be the right size. But for us who looks for a decent plate for lunch – it was definitively to small.
My spagetti was rather bland, but it came with a decent selection of seafood on it. Scallops, mussels, squid, shrimps and prawn. I do not like it when I have to remove the shells from my shellfish on my own. Doing that at the table is messy, and you have to use your fingers to constantly touch you food. Regardless of the need to use wineglass, bottles etc.
As a summary – we will probably not go back there for a while. Being so expensive and with small portions it is not our style of restaurant. It will be interesting to see how long they will survive in this area. That said – we´ve been there just this once and it might to your taste.