Tag: Foodie

Max and Raf - Le Calandre - Italy - Photo: Marco Peruzzo

Le Calandre – Rubano – Italy – It’s True

Is what they say about Le Calandre true? In 2013 Andy Hayler said, “Le Calandre is without doubt one of the top restaurants of the world”. The folks at Michelin only give three stars because they say Le Calandre is a place of “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!” The fine tuned palates of over 5000 reviewing contributors for Opinionated About Dining Top 100+ European Restaurants 2018  say Le Calandre deserves to be ranked at No.10. The Oscars of the restaurant world, The Worlds […]

Chef Alexandre Couillon - La Marine - France

La Marine – Noirmoutier – France

Restaurant La Marine, a landmark food destination located off the west coast of France, in a sea port village on the island of Noirmoutier.  France’s Gault & Millau Chef of the Year 2017 Chef Alexandre Couillon and his wife Celine, born and bred islanders, have taken the humble beginnings of his fathers mussels and chips holiday bistro and created a vibrant modern two Michelin Star restaurant. Passionate foodies from across the globe make the journey to experience the freshest seafood […]

Chef Jeremie, Paris, France

Restaurant Jérémie – Paris

Today was such a funny day, we started really well with what we thought were clear intentions, but the universe, as usual, led us to where we were meant to be . Dressed immaculately for our luncheon booking at Le Salle a Manger. Where we planned to experience the unique style of chef Helene Darroze, 2015 best female chef of the year. We left early looking forward to a nice long walk through Paris before lunch.   One of the […]

Bistroy Les Papilles, Paris, France

Bistroy Les Papilles – Paris

A lovely long walk today through street of Paris through le Jardin du Luxembourg, builds our appetites for our bistro style lunch at Bistroy Les Papilles. When we walk through the door it is very clear we are in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Bistroy Les Papilles décor is an interesting mix of classic French elements juxtaposed with bright Latin colours. The mosaic tile floor is a kaleidoscope of bright colours, yellow, red, blue, green and orange. A large bold […]

Restaurant A.T - Chef-Atshushi-Tanaka

Restaurant A.T – One of the most creative tables in Paris

Restaurant A.T is our destination today. We walked past it after Alliance yesterday, the window causing us to stop and peer in, modern and fresh, a departure from the classic Parisian. The space here is simple and contemporary, a soft white space, splashed with small details of colour and texture. Wall art of timber strips splashed with streaks of pastel colours and a modern mural on one wall; black textured sweeps of paint that flash across the wall and ceiling. […]

Chef Toshi at Alliance, Paris

Restaurant Alliance – Paris

Our wonderful waiter at David Toutain recommends that we must try Restaurant Alliance , a new place across the other side of town that good friends are just getting going. So of course that’s where we are off to today. After a lovely walk along the Seine we head into the 5th to find it. It’s clear from the smell of fresh carpet and a super pristine interior that it is indeed very new. The fit out at Alliance is gorgeous, […]

Restaurant David Toutain, Paris

Restaurant David Toutain – Paris

Well today was supposed to be a simple little bistro day, we had planned for a later lunch and were indulging in a slow morning enjoying our gorgeous apartment and watching the soft morning light change over Paris. But then everything changed, the phone rang, Restaurant David Toutain where the wait for a table is known to be very long, miraculously has a place for us if we can arrive by twelve……in half an hour! Five minutes later we were […]

Miss Kō - Futuristic asian street place right in the centre of Paris.

Miss Kō – Paris

Im not catholic but the idea of a guilt free lunch was appealing, so we decided to exercise ourselves around the 16th arrondissement of Paris prior to lunch at Miss KŌ.   The 16th arrondissement can be compared to the Upper East Side of New York and is home to members of Parisian high society.  The atmosphere is of old money combined with classic Parisian splendour tinged with the wiff of  “you should have worked a bit harder.”   We swing […]

Pleasure in Paris by Georgie

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Etoile – Paris

A change in style today, forget the historical Paris of days gone by, we are dining in the Paris of today. Everything about L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Etoile is very modern, for a start it is located inside a drugstore. The Publicis Drugstore is on the Champs Élysées, at the Arc de Triomphe end.   This is no pharmaceutical store, my eyes are wide with wonder as my love leads me into a fascinating eclectic mix of bookstore, gift shop, […]

Restaurant Allard - Classic French Bistro - Paris - Since 1932

Restaurant Allard – Paris

Traditional French family bistro is the choice for today. Allard has been a family restaurant since early in the 20th century with the business and the original recipes passed down through generations.   It is not until we arrive that we realise it is a place we had walked past on our last trip; we had peered through lovely little windows watching busy chefs in the tiny spotless kitchen, thinking it looked fantastic and we must go sometime.     […]

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