Amateur of good food, with a Baccalaureate degree in Literature-Philosophy at 19 and a CAP Cooking / Ferrandi at 51,

I propose you my appreciations about the restaurants and hotels I have visited during my travels from Paris to Prague, Denver to Deauville or New-York to New-Delhi.

Neither permanent dithyrambs, nor pseudo-poetic lyrical surge, nor unfair squaring only to make the buzz, but  fine  words mixed with technical analysis. As we are in a Global Village, the blog is of course  bilingual.

For simplicity, 3 categories :
-« Gold » : best tables (but who’s counting?)
-« Red » : nice intermediate tables (between 40 and 80 euros)
-« Blue » : unsophisticated restaurants but with quality food (less than 40 euros)

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One unique advice? Avoid a blog which is not giving a date of visit in its article.

Dar Cherifa – Marrakech – Morocco Visit Review: 12

Pale Dar

What makes two restaurants with a very similar appearance cause two very different feelings, in addition to cooking? This is what I will try to answer with Dar Cherifa, very close to all levels of Ksar Essaoussan. Except that the Dar Cherifa has a look a little too new (even if it is an ancient building), too licked closer to the movie setting set than the authentic [...]
Dar Cherifa Patio 2

Palais Mehdi Restaurant – Marrakech – Morocco Visit Review:

Small article but I wanted to note the quality of couscous lamb eaten in the restaurant of Palais Mehdi.     He deserves it simply because of the beautiful combination of spices used for cooking. Obviously, it's still a little the same thing, Ras El Hanout, with for each cook his personal recipe. But here, in addition to the candied onion on the top, I found an [...]
Palais Mehdi Restaurant Assortiment salades

Ksar Essaoussan – Marrakech – Morocco Visit Review: 15,2

A pearl

The main fault lies in its name which, in addition to being difficult to remember, promotes the multiplicity of spellings and causes a difficulty to find it directly on Google. Past this pitfall, we find what is commonly called "a hidden gem". Lost in the middle of the Medina, it is a maze that must be traveled to plunge into the darkness of this authentic [...]
Ksar Essaoussan Oranges

Palais Mehdi – Marrakech – Morocco Visit Review:

What a pool!

The Mehdi Palace is originally a private house dating from the 70s and transformed into a hotel. This gives it this true character because the main structure was not designed for commercial purposes. We are welcomed in a house with beautiful volumes and decorated in an authentic way. This is a subject that will be discussed again later.     The rooms are set in [...]
Palais Mehdi Salon

La Goélette Royal Palm (i)- Grand Baie – Mauritius Visit Review: 18,6

Loin devant...

In recent years, I have skimmed a large part of notable Mauritian tables. And I'm going to the Royal Palm Goélette today for the second time to close this trip. First, for my English readers, please apologize for the translation because I made the French article with many specific expressions of Navy, which are sometimes very difficult to translate keeping the spirit of the text. I [...]
La Goélette Royal Palm Thon

La table du château – Mapou – Mauritius Visit Review: 11,8

De Poli a dépoli

In the series of beautiful official tables of Mauritius, La table du Château held by Fabio de Poli is rather well placed, but a meal on the place brings you back to the harsh reality of those who fall asleep on their laurels.     The setting is of course idyllic, with a superb park with the only "castle" on the island. It is rather a fairly impressive building of the [...]
La Table du Château Carpaccio de marlin

Bubble Lodge Restaurant – Île aux cerfs – Mauritius Visit Review: 12,6

Cooking for a very limited number of customers without delusional prices is a big difficulty. From this dilemma, the restaurant at Bubble Lodge manages to get away from it all with a focus on local produce and excellent service.     The menu is quite limited since the concept today prevents more than ten customers. Indeed, the island today has only three of these [...]
Bubble Lodge Restaurant Décoration

Bubble Lodge Hôtel – Île aux Cerfs – Mauritius Visit Review:

Seuls au monde !

The Bubble Lodge hotel on Ile aux Cerfs is remarkable in many ways. Obviously, these rooms made of transparent plastic bubbles already present to themselves an originality that is not to be missed.     Of the three bubbles present at Ile aux Cerfs, I could test the most isolated, located in a grove of banyans. You are greeted by a natural arch of wood, the banyan [...]
Bubble Lodge Hotel Trou 11

Beach Rouge Lux Belle Mare – Belle Mare – Mauritius Visit Review: 14,2

Presque très bien

The Lux* group is known a lot in Mauritius for a few years, mainly through a fairly active communication policy, highlighting their three hotels located at three sides of the island.     This is the Belle Mare that I visited, with a main stop in its restaurant Beach Rouge.       The entrance is very classic for this kind of upscale [...]

Le Barachois – Prince Maurice – Mauritius Visit Review:

Total disapointment !

I was very happy to return to the Barachois, amazing restaurant of Prince Maurice, one of the most beautiful hotels in Mauritius. Already last year I had suffered from their ultra-restrictive policy that makes them refuse reservations even when the restaurant is empty. It is a marketing concept of making scarcity that defends itself but is frustrating for those who suffer [...]
Prince Maurice Décor 2
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