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L’Auberge Bretonne

L’Auberge Bretonne

L’Auberge Bretonne

The L’Auberge Bretonne chef Jacques Thorel is known for not caring so much for fancy menus, but “going straight to action”. Apart from his 2 Michelin stars, J.Thorel has 19 out of 20, a top review by Gault Millau, one of the most influential restaurants’ guide in France which obviously…

11
Aug '06
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – the celebration of summer!

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – the celebration of summer!

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – the celebration of summer!

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris – a real celebration of summer! (And the celebration of the very very soon opening in NYC, in Four Seasons Hotel :))

7
Aug '06
Maison Troisgros – The Genius of Troisgros

Maison Troisgros – The Genius of Troisgros

Maison Troisgros – The Genius of Troisgros

This French culinary temple is located in a remote city with little interest, so only true Michel Troisgros (3 stars Michelin of course!) cooking worshipers will find the restaurant. Michel Troisgros, the third generation of the legendary Troisgros chefs’ family, is a real artist who creates and invents the third-millennium…

2
Aug '06
Restaurant Le Mas des Herbes Blanches

Restaurant Le Mas des Herbes Blanches

Restaurant Le Mas des Herbes Blanches

The restaurant of the hotel Le Mas des Herbes Blanches was a great surprise as the cooking was very daring and delicious. The chef, who succeeds to marry such different products as oysters and cold beef is worth the second Michelin star! The images of the starters which were very…

1
Aug '06
Joel Robuchon, Monte-Carlo

Joel Robuchon, Monte-Carlo

Joel Robuchon, Monte-Carlo

Last night dinner in Joel Robuchon Monte-Carlo in hotel Metropole (which was redesigned by Jacques Garcia not long time ago) was superb. Joel Robuchon (which is gradually becoming a gastronomic and very upscale chain) is known for serving tapas-style plates. He used to run a 3 Michelin stars restaurant in…

22
Jul '06
Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse

What can be better to celebrate Bastille’s day than a dinner in the Paul Bocuse restaurant? He is the father of French gastronomy, the legend that has been around for decades. What I really didn’t expect was to meet Mr Bocuse in person as upon the arrival, he went to…

15
Jul '06
Les Crayeres, Reims. One star less.

Les Crayeres, Reims. One star less.

Les Crayeres, Reims. One star less.

Château les Crayeres is probably as famous as the place it is located – the Champagne region. For decades it’s chef Gerard Boyer maintained it’s class and, of course, the three Michelin stars quality. But what happens when the chef, the father of the legend retires? The restaurant loses its…

6
Jul '06
Erbprinz, Ettlingen

Erbprinz, Ettlingen

Erbprinz, Ettlingen

Erbprinz is an excellent one-star Michelin restaurant in Ettlingen, Germany, 70 km from Strasbourg. Its long time ago I wanted to try the German gastronomic cuisine and I was very pleased by the creativity of the food. The Erbprinz hotel (5 stars) and restaurant is known for hosting famous German…

5
Jul '06
L’Ostéria, Paris

L’Ostéria, Paris

L’Ostéria, Paris

Its long time ago I wanted to try this Italian restaurant in Marais (10 rue de Sevigne) as many guides claim that its the best Italian food in Paris. And.. one more time I learned that the great marketing and PR (especially the celebrities word of mouth) can make miracles.…

16
Jun '06
Berthillon Ice Cream

Berthillon Ice Cream

Berthillon Ice Cream

The Berthillon Ice Cream is probably as mythical as La Duree macaroons. And you don’t need to go far to make sure of that – any nice day or late evening there will be always people queuing outside one of the Berthillon resellers on the Île Saint-Louis. (The list of…

14
Jun '06