From the outside the steel framed door and windows of Le Chateaubriand on Avenue De Parmentier in the 11th arondissement looks just like any other bistro. Even after you enter and pull back the curtain encircling the door it still exudes the air of an average French bistro. A smattering of tables and bistro chairs on a wooden floor, an open kitchen at the rear and a bar running from the door halfway down one side of the restaurant.
Diana, Princess of Wales was flown in for drinks on the terrace and Margaret Thatcher dined here, too… but soon, the next guest could be you.
The cellars of Bouchard Aîné & Fils at the Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy this year are hosting their 14th Tour of the Five Senses wine tasting experience. All the secrets wine holds in store are explored through hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste. Each year during the Hospice de Beaune wine auction, Bouchard Aîné & [...]
In the heart of French Catalonia, chefs in the city of Perpignan gather every two years to treat guests to an evening of unlimited food, and wine to match each course. I’m lucky enough to attend and even managed to cut the queue to get in. I am, truly, a kid in a super-gourmet candy store.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the mostly eagerly anticipated events in the racing calendar and Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez is busy revving up for the big weekend. From May 24 – 27 the Design Hotels member will be the epitome of Cote d’Azur glamour for adrenaline junkies and pleasure-seekers alike. Chartered yachts, flowing champagne [...]
Apr 24 2012 | Posted in Deals
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There’s a place in Paris that’s been causing a stir for 40 years. Dinner is served every Sunday, reservations are required, it attracts an international crowd as well as locals, is standing room only, and it’s not the food people come for.
On Sunday nights this is one of the most popular places to eat in Paris. “Tonight it’s just lasagne and salad and tiramisu. You can get that at any good restaurant in Paris,”our host tells us.
A 30-year-old chef is at the heart of a new restaurant trend in Paris. which flies in the face of classic French tradition. There are few ingredients, no menus, and the dress code is come as you are. “I called the chef and he can have a table for you at 10 o’clock, yeah, it’s possible. Can I confirm this table? With pleasure sir, bye-bye.”
I love Paris. I could easily walk the streets from morning til night, so long as there are a few cafe au lait’s consumed throughout the day.
Celebrations for Monaco's National Day have taken place in Sydney in the recently opened Sokyo Bar at The Darling. The event also celebrated the launch of ticket sales to the acclaimed "Grace Kelly- Style Icon" exhibition which will open 10 March 2012 at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria. Monaco Government Tourist Bureau Regional [...]
A smaller, quieter, more charming sister to Cannes, Le Cannet is just a few miles west of the French Riviera’s most glamourous city. Le Cannet is also now home to the first museum devoted to the French 19th and 20th century artist Pierre Bonnard.