Who has heard of cronut? Or, more correctly, who hasn’t heard of it? Since NY pastry chef Dominique Ansel invented this croissant and doughnut hybrid last May, it has become the most talked and copied pastry around the world. As Dominique Ansel’s website states, cronut is “the most virally talked about dessert item in history” and this must be absolutely true.
Since I’ve visited Restaurant Frantzén one year ago, it has turned into a mini empire. Just across the street of THE 2 Michelin starred restaurant, you will find a gastro pub called The Flying Elk (Mälartorget, 111 27 Stockholm; tel. +46 8 20 85 83 ,Sweden ), Bjorn’s Frantzen take on casual food (which I didn’t have a chance to taste, but which looked very good) as well as a wine bar. Meanwhile, cooking at Frantzén was as spectacular, or even better than one year ago…
There are only three options at Burger and Lobster mini chain in London: 700 g. grilled or steamed lobster with garlic butter, buttery lobster roll with Japanese mayonnaise or a significant size burger, all served with fries and salad. And that’s where lays the secret of the long queues (no reservations) outside the restaurants: all these dishes cost 20 pounds each. Throw relaxed atmosphere, good music and homemade lemonades into the mix and you will have one of the hottest addresses in London at the moment.
My favorite burger from Le Camion qui fume food truck, driving around Paris,has some serious competition. The burger at the recently opened, simple and affordable Café Trama (83 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris;tel. +331 45 48 33 71) is served only on Saturdays and I unfortunately forgot to take it’s picture , but it’s so juicy and delicious I can’t wait to go back.