l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier

l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier

Nestled near Lausanne, restaurant l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier, affectionately known as “Crissier,” has been defining the standard since achieving three Michelin stars under the helm of chef Frédy Girardet back in 1994. Founded in 1955 by Frédy’s parents, it upholds a tradition steeped in classic French cuisine but elevates it…

21
Feb
Topic: Restaurant reviews
La Bouitte, Alpine Elegance

La Bouitte, Alpine Elegance

La Bouitte, Alpine Elegance

By elevating traditional, warming and often rugged, mountain cooking to the heights of Michelin 3-stars, father and son duo René and Maxime Meilleur, live up to their name, which in French means the best. La Bouitte in Les Menuires, in the French Alpine Savoie region proposes such interpretations as their…

9
Feb
Pizza tasting at Pepe in Grani 

Pizza tasting at Pepe in Grani 

Pizza tasting at Pepe in Grani 

Pizza tasting at Pepe in Grani by Franco Pepe, one the greatest pizzaiolos in the world. Imagine diving into a pizza-tasting extravaganza at Pepe in Grani, guided by none other than the pizza virtuoso himself, Franco Pepe. This isn’t your average dining experience – it’s a journey through flavors curated by…

13
Nov '23
A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

When you dine at Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi in Paris, you are not only experiencing a world-class kaiseki meal but also a piece of Kyoto’s rich culinary history. This prestigious restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Yuichiro Akiyoshi, who brings with him a decade of training and expertise from Kyoto’s renowned…

24
Oct '23
Le Gabriel by Jérôme Banctel: A Culinary Journey Inspired by Brittany and Beyond

Le Gabriel by Jérôme Banctel: A Culinary Journey Inspired by Brittany and Beyond

Le Gabriel by Jérôme Banctel: A Culinary Journey Inspired by Brittany and Beyond

Le Gabriel by Jérôme Banctel, the 2 Michelin starred restaurant at La Reserve hotel in Paris. Originally from Brittany, chef Banctel draws inspiration from the seas and the terroir of his native region as well as from his extensive travels, notably in Turkey. Before opening Le Gabriel in 2015, Jérome…

24
Oct '23
Late summer colours and flavours at Le Doyenné

Late summer colours and flavours at Le Doyenné

Late summer colours and flavours at Le Doyenné

Late summer colours and flavours at Le Doyenné, a restaurant, a guest house, and a farm one hour drive from Paris. Nestled in the former stables of the historic Château de Saint-Vrain, the location holds a special artistic significance as the site where renowned sculptors Niki de Saint Phalle and…

12
Oct '23
Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Yōshoku (洋食, western food) is a style of Japanese cuisine based, as you may have guessed, on Western cooking. Think egg sandwiches or …ahem …”British” curry and rice ( Kareraisu ) or Hambagu (Hamburger Steak) or spaghetti with tomato sauce known as Napolitan. Dishes that are well worth exploring as…

22
Sep '23
Antwerp’s Botanic Sanctuary: Gert de Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan

Antwerp’s Botanic Sanctuary: Gert de Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan

Antwerp’s Botanic Sanctuary: Gert de Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan

Highlights from Hertog Jan, a culinary haven located in Antwerp and helmed by the renowned Belgian chef, Gert de Mangeleer. Gert, widely regarded as one of the most talented chefs of his generation, is no stranger to culinary acclaim. He previously operated a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant near Bruges before embarking…

14
Sep '23
Where Copenhagen Meets Korea in Culinary Artistry

Where Copenhagen Meets Korea in Culinary Artistry

Where Copenhagen Meets Korea in Culinary Artistry

The unforgettable evening at Koan in Copenhagen, a prestigious dining establishment boasting 2 Michelin stars, was a true culinary delight. Here, the exceptionally talented Danish chef, Kristian, who hails from Korea, skillfully weaves his cultural heritage into a tapestry of gastronomic wonder. With an innovative and distinctive approach, he takes…

7
Sep '23
Hyotei

Hyotei

Hyotei

Hyoteiis a traditional kaiseki restaurant located at the entrance of Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto. It also boasts 3 Michelin stars. Crossing the doorstep of Hyotei is like traveling back in time. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family for 450 years, with the current chef-owner, Yoshihiro…

4
Sep '23
Culinary excellence at Tantris Maison Culinaire 

Culinary excellence at Tantris Maison Culinaire 

Culinary excellence at Tantris Maison Culinaire 

Culinary excellence at 2 Michelin starred Tantris Maison Culinaire in Munich, a family business that’s been shaping German gastronomy scene since 1971. The listed, iconic Bauhaus building, owned by the power couple Sabine and Felix Eichbauer, has recently undergone renovations while preserving its original style both inside and out. Upon passing the…

31
Jul '23