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Mon Vieil Ami, Paris

Mon Vieil Ami, Paris

Mon Vieil Ami, Paris

Mon Vieil Ami ( 69 Rue St-Louis-en-L’lle, 75004)is the Parisian “spin off” of the starred Alsace chef Antoine Westermann. We went there on last night as we wanted to change and try some new restaurant in Paris( we always go to the same restaurants finally!) and since long time ago…

12
Jun '06
Good addresses in Paris

Good addresses in Paris

Good addresses in Paris

There are two great places in Paris that ARE NOT closed on Sundays which is quite an exception :).They are both in St Germain , just steps from each other, and they are both world famous. ( The picture on the left- me driving to St Germain today.. The weather…

12
Jun '06
Austrian cuisine in NY- Wallse

Austrian cuisine in NY- Wallse

Austrian cuisine in NY- Wallse

Its funny because the first time i ever ate in Austrian restaurant was in New York. I have already posted about the “Danube” restaurant in Tribeca (on April 28th). Now its the time of Wallse, a busy one starred place in the West Village. I don’t know if we chose…

7
Jun '06
Pastis – perfect for brunches on weekends

Pastis – perfect for brunches on weekends

Pastis – perfect for brunches on weekends

Pastis is a French brasserie in the trendy Meat Packing district in New York. It is THE place to have brunch if you want ” to see and to be seen”. There is ALWAYS many people on weekends , so it is impossible to get a reservation by phone.But what…

2
Jun '06
JoJo, New York

JoJo, New York

JoJo, New York

JoJo(1 star Michelin) is the first and the oldest restaurant of the famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in NY. And, it is not typical for the sleek Upper East side. The boudoir style interior and the crystal chandeliers create particularly mysterious mood. I had dinner there last night and i have…

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May '06
Lupa , New York

Lupa , New York

Lupa , New York

I knew Lupa (italian-roman) restaurant quite long time ago (i discovered it just passing by), but only now i found out that it’s the restaurant of Mario Batali, “one of the most recognizable chefs in America”. Despite of the celebrity chef, the restaurant is very homey and tratorria like. The…

27
May '06
Koi, New York- not worth a return

Koi, New York- not worth a return

Koi, New York- not worth a return

Koi (40 W 40 str.) is another copycat of Nobu. I call it “copycat” as the only dish worth a try was the famous Matsuhisa’s “black cod” . Otherwise, the choice in the menu is very small and i didn’t see any original dishes. Even if they try to create…

26
May '06
Tetou during Cannes festival

Tetou during Cannes festival

Tetou during Cannes festival

After having an apéritif in Eden Roc,yesterday I had a dinner in Tetou. (I did get a table the same day. But maybe it was luck as i guess during the Cannes festival even the loyal customers might not get place! ). Actually it was funny as there were sooo…

19
May '06
Back to Tetou!

Back to Tetou!

Back to Tetou!

The dinner in Tetou(one star Michelin) for me means that the summer is back! I already included this restaurant in my favorites of South Of France last year and i still love it the same as before…

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May '06
The Rough Diamond in Provence

The Rough Diamond in Provence

The Rough Diamond in Provence

Auberge La Fenière is one star Michelin restaurant where the food is as creative as in three stars Michelin. It is hidden in a small village in Lourmarin (one hour drive from Marseille).What is wonderful about the menu is that it is the mixture of local Provencal tastes(like ice cream…

12
May '06