France: Paris
La Tour D’Argent

La Tour D’Argent

La Tour D’Argent

Images from my lunch at La Tour D’Argent in Paris this August. Great, classic cooking by Philippe Labbé; with a view, which is to die for! La Tour D’Argent 17 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, FranceTel. +33 1 43 54 23 31

6
Nov '17
Ginza Onodera and best sushi-yas, etc…

Ginza Onodera and best sushi-yas, etc…

Ginza Onodera and best sushi-yas, etc…

Umami flavor is key in Japanese cooking and the reason why it is so oishi. One of the historical explanations could be that because for many years before Meiji restoration four legged animals meat had been forbidden, Japanese cooks had to develop other ways to bring out umami. Necessity is…

8
Aug '17
Le Duc

Le Duc

Le Duc

If there’s one place I keep coming back to in Paris, it’s Le Duc. Opened in 1967 by Jean Minchelli, this seafood restaurant was one of a pioneering generation of “Nouvelle Cuisine” establishments that broke with tradition by doing away with heavy sauces and long cooking times to let ingredients…

11
Apr '17
Table

Table

Table

Former entrepreneur and food blogger, Bruno Verjus is not a typical French chef. Without any formal training he now runs Table, a restaurant in the 12th arrondissement focusing on exceptional produce. Starting with this season’s last scallops and oysters from Bretagne, finishing with first green and white asparagus and morels,…

10
May '16
Clown Bar

Clown Bar

Clown Bar

Some pictures from my recent lunch at Clown Bar. Despite the name it has some of the most serious and delicious bistro cooking in the capital. Its chef Sota Atsumi is Japanese, so you will see some Japanese influence in most of the dishes. Highly recommended. Clown Bar 114 Rue…

30
Apr '16
L'Arpège

L'Arpège

L'Arpège

When someone asks me about my fine dining recommendations in Paris, lunch at L’Arpège is always on the top of my list. Alain Passard is the pioneer of ditching proteins and putting humble, sometimes forgotten vegetables in the center of the plate. What many forget, that before reinventing himself as…

3
Apr '16
Papillon

Papillon

Papillon

This is the freshly opened Christophe Saintagne’s bistro in the 17th in Paris. In fact, Papillon opened it’s doors, where one of my favourite restaurants, Sud Ouest Monceau, used to be. I even found the post I did in 2006 about this cassoulet gem! Hope the new place lives up…

1
Mar '16
Sushi-B

Sushi-B

Sushi-B

Something unimaginable just few years ago,Paris has turned into one of the best destinations for authentic Edo-mae style sushi outside of Japan. ( in fact, for modern Japanese cuisine as well). Opened just one month ago, Sushi-B is the latest high end sushi-ya opening and 4th proper,Tokyo style counter sushi…

31
Dec '15
Neige D’Été

Neige D’Été

Neige D’Été

It’s nothing to be proud of, but Instagram has made me lazy. I really hope you have been following me anyway – https://instagram.com/luxeat/ 🙂 . Before I post all the backlog posts from Stockholm and Barcelona, I must share some photos from Neige D’Été, probably one of the hottest, yet…

12
Nov '15
Ledoyen by Yannick Alléno revisited

Ledoyen by Yannick Alléno revisited

Ledoyen by Yannick Alléno revisited

One year after visiting Ledoyen for the first time since Yannick Alléno took it over, I must say it has evolved and improved a lot. (Ledoyen got back it’s 3 Michelin stars just few months after the reopening.) Alléno is one of the unique contemporary chefs who is capable to…

16
Sep '15