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)

You will find more details about notes in “About us

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

Madame Shawn – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,6

On step beyond!

The archetype of the restaurant that is talked about in the press, and that makes the buzz. Did Mrs. Shawn ever exist, or is it a marketing concept wholly invented? The website is silent on this subject.    And then what? Well, well, well, well. A friendly and very thoughtful decor, an equally thoughtful menu, in its design and originality, but, as Wendy's (and [...]
Madame Shawn Mu kra ta et riz

L’Epigramme – Paris – France Visit Review: 15

Unknown and stupid marquise...

No lamb à la carte because the epigram (female) is not just a satire. The word (male) comes from a cloddish marquise asking her cook to prepare the same epigrams that her guests would have enjoyed at the Count of Vaudreuil's the day before. The poor cook Michelet will stay in History because, not knowing what to do, he braised lamb breast with chops. The "Epigrams of lamb à la [...]
L'Epigramme Oeuf 64°

Rosalie – Provins – France Visit Review: 12,4

A small and friendly canteen in Provins, Rosalie Grill is a simple and unpretentious chef.   The small menu at 19.90 euros offers a few slices of fried squid with a chili sauce. Brie's crispy would have deserved to be a little warmer.  The Rossini tuna may not have deserved its slice of foie gras and even less its three scoops of mint ice [...]
Rosalie Grill Dos de thon Rossini

56 Degrés – Copenhagen – Denmark Visit Review: 11,6

Overcooked !

With Amass, 56 Degrés is one of Copenhagen's disappointing restaurants even if he is much less pretentious than his neighbor. But we are with restaurants that believe they have invented lukewarm water and that, under the pretext that they will make you understand what it means to return to nature, let themselves go to approximations that neither the bill nor the experiments can [...]
56 Graader/Degrés Feuilles plus beurre blanc

Bouillon Pigalle – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,2

I bow

God knows I had my preconceptions about this restaurant which, in a short time, managed to get far so many praising articles. I didn't push the door of my own but following a family reunion. Exceptional luck, I avoided the frightening queue managed more than disorderly.    Without corrupting anyone, we were placed on the terrace of the first floor, thus avoiding [...]
Bouillon Pigalle Eclair chocolat

Chez L’Ami Fritz – Sarrebourg – France Visit Review: 15,4

Go East !

Just with a name like that, you can imagine that we are in eastern France. In Sarrebourg to be exact.    It is the locals who spent time on the school benches in Alsace and Lorraine who will know a little more than l'Ami Fritz is a character from a novel written by two authors from the East, Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. It is the story of a bon vivant [...]
L'ami Fritz Os à moelle

Bleu Grill Restaurant – Paris – France Visit Review: 5,2

With Blue, I see red.

A restaurant where both the brand and the showcase featuring the names of renowned beef races promise you a carnivorous meal like no other.    And great disappointment. First of all, the menu is quite commonplace, not presenting at all the above-mentioned races. So no indication of Salers, Limousine, Aquitaine or other Charolais.Also, it only offers a [...]
Bleu Grill Français Travers de porc

Atelier Maître Albert – Paris – France Visit Review: 16,2

Unperturbed.

Although I lived nearly 20 years at a distance of a few dozen meters, I had never set foot in what can now almost be considered an institution in the 5th arrondissement.     I'm not going to give you the usual talk about Guy Savoy; you've already read it 100 times in 100 articles. As glorious and competent as they are, making the historical filling of chefs' [...]
Atelier Maître Albert Tartare de dorade

Chez Basilic – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,6

Take care of tablecloths !

Asian restaurant rather classic, preferably in the middle range. With a good effort on elegant decor, white cloth tablecloths, and tablets.        After two passages, we will notice a well-worked cuisine with quality food and even an exciting touch of originality with coconut seafood. Interesting dish for its presentation. [...]
Chez Basilic Plat noix de coco 2

Les Orientalistes – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,2

Sardines better grilled than meat.

With such a name, you can quickly feel a somewhat intellectual restaurant. And indeed, the setting has nothing to do with the usual North African decorations (sometimes beautiful, sometimes kitschy as hell) that decorate 99% of "couscous" restaurants.     Here, we are rather in a nostalgia for the past times when France was present on the other side of [...]
Les Orientalistes Sardines grillées
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