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La Maison des Bois by Marc Veyrat

La Maison des Bois by Marc Veyrat

La Maison des Bois by Marc Veyrat

Marc Veyrat is a legend in the world of gastronomy. He started foraging wild plants and cooking with them many years before it became fashionable and got popularized by Scandinavian chefs. At one point, he had 6 Michelin stars and was the first chef ever to receive 20/20 Gault-Millau rating.…

11
Aug '17
Suzue

Suzue

Suzue

Suzue, 2 Michelin stars and currently number one in Kyoto on tabelog.com is a traditional kaiseki restaurant serving very minimally prepared dishes from the best seasonal ingredients. Even if I loved my past meals at Matsukawa and Ishikawa in Tokyo, I’ve always found kaiseki flavours a little too bland and…

25
Apr '16
La Grande Maison by Joël Robuchon

La Grande Maison by Joël Robuchon

La Grande Maison by Joël Robuchon

Below are the images from my lunch at the newly opened La Grande Maison by Joël Robuchon in Bordeaux. It is located in a stunning house turned boutique hotel, which is owned by French wine magnate Bernard Magrez. For years, I’ve been a big fan of “l’ateliers” by Joël Robuchon…

15
Sep '15
Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée

I am a little late with this post from my dinner at Alain Ducasse back in July, but I was so uninspired by the meal, that I couldn’t force myself writing anything about it. First of all, let’s start with the positive. Redesigned by Patrick Jouin et Sanjit Manku, the…

29
Aug '15
Restaurant A.T by Atsushi Tanaka

Restaurant A.T by Atsushi Tanaka

Restaurant A.T by Atsushi Tanaka

Japanese chef Atsushi Tanaka belongs to the new generation chefs in Paris. Prior to opening his tiny restaurant on a tranquil street of 5th arrondissement, Tanaka-san worked at Pierre Gagnaire in Tokyo, Quique Dacosta in Denia and some of the most prestigious kitchens in Scandinavia, Holland and Belgium. That brings…

23
Jun '15
On Sushi Kanesaka & dining in Tokyo

On Sushi Kanesaka & dining in Tokyo

On Sushi Kanesaka & dining in Tokyo

I have special sentiments for Sushi Kanesaka as it was one of the first fine sushi shops I’ve been in Tokyo. When I started travelling there for eating, food tourism, how we know it, was still in its infancy phase in Japan. Things began to change…

12
May '15
Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized "insalata russa" at Cracco, Milano

Caramelized “insalata russa” at Cracco ( 2*, Via Victor Hugo, 4, 20123 Milano, Italy; tel.+39 02 876774 ), most famous thanks to a feature in the Oscar nominated movie “I am love”. This snack ,I’ve already had before ,was still pretty ingenious, but I couldn’t say the same about the…

22
Apr '14
Paul Bocuse- the oldest 3 Michelin starred restaurant in the world

Paul Bocuse- the oldest 3 Michelin starred restaurant in the world

Paul Bocuse- the oldest 3 Michelin starred restaurant in the world

After a few weeks of speculations about who will be the next holder of 3 stars in France, Michelin results were finally released this Monday. L’Assiette Champenoise is the most recent member of the elite group of restaurants which have the highest award. I am also very happy…

27
Feb '14
Saturne revisited

Saturne revisited

Saturne revisited

It was my third time at Saturne (17 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris;tel. +33 1 42 60 31 90) and despite of trying really hard to love it (thus, the repeated visits), I am still convinced that the simplistic, “market based” cooking practiced at this restaurant lacks taste, emotions…

20
Jan '14
Luxeat picture of the day: at Lazare brasserie

Luxeat picture of the day: at Lazare brasserie

Luxeat picture of the day: at Lazare brasserie

Morille des pins mushroom cooked in yellow wine at the new Eric Frechon’s brasserie Lazare, located at the Saint- Lazare train station in Paris. (rue Intérieure 75008 ; tel. 01 44 90 80 80 ) Simple, French brasserie style cooking from great ingredients- definitely worth a return.

27
Oct '13