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.

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

Il était une fois… – Provins – France Visit Review: 13,8

...in the East of Paris.

Bizarre restaurant located at the bottom of the coast which goes to the downtown of Provins. A 19th-century house, which also makes guest rooms, clinging to the hillside, overlooks a beautiful park and shelters this establishment blending decorative styles.   Of course, when I tell you that the building belongs to Stella Cadente (Stanislassia Klein), you will retort [...]
Il était une fois... Risotto au crabe

Black Dog – Paris – France Visit Review: 16

Snoopy, where are you?

Not sure that the famous gastronomic chroniclers of the chic Saint-Germain-des-Près district ventured much into this cutthroat-like cave, whose facade, and few sinister terrace smokers, would make run to mother's skirts all good Kitty of the 16th arrondissement. Unless slumming.     Enough mumbo jumbo. What do we eat?!!!    Black [...]
Black Dog Dessert

La table Saint-Jean – Provins – France Visit Review: 14,2

Generous

The restaurants in Provins are divided like the city, between the upper and lower. And the first one includes most of the pretty tables. There are of course some exceptions that you will find throughout my blog.     La table Saint-Jean offers a pretty menu of traditional and well-crafted dishes.    Snails, sweetbreads, calf's head follow each other on the [...]
La Table Saint-Jean Tête de veau

Au bon Laboureur – Bray-sur-Seine – France Visit Review: 14,2

This establishment has existed for more than 100 years (it is becoming rare!) and now managed by Gilles and Lorène Monti.    Menu a little bit complex to read because the most exciting dishes (the most elaborate) are not at the beginning. Indeed, the House, despite its peasant name, is partially oriented towards fish and seafood and offers an excellent choice of [...]
Au bon Laboureur Foie gras

Le Club (i) – Paris – France Visit Review: 16

Each Parisian knows that since few years, boat owners have decided to end the disastrous reputation (and deserved at the time) of fluvial gastronomy. The Bateaux-Mouches are in this positive line and it is indeed to Christian Etchebest (and not Philippe, thanks avoiding confusion) that they asked to advise the menu of this fixed barge located on the banks of the Seine. And it is now [...]
Le Club Asperge, sabayon asperge craquante au thé matcha

L’Angélus du canal (i) – Paris – France Visit Review: 15,6

Gloria for the Angélus

After many and successful Singaporean pilgrimages, Gabriel de Balasy and Philippe Hoyez return to the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin for a successful bistronomic come-back.     Nice and wide choice of appetizers that do not exceed 10 euros (except for scallops and foie gras, normal!), juggling between the french regions, with the snails [...]

Gronnegade – Copenhaguen – Denmark Visit Review: 14,6

The place to do

In the Copenhagen restaurants, Gronnegade is probably the most interesting even if not necessarily the most successful, especially on shallot cutting. But do not anticipate.     Nice elegant and cozy. We were initially at the bar, converted into a table, but a real was released in the room. But after reflection, despite the small discomfort of the bar, [...]
Gronnegade Amuse bouche

Amass – Copenhagen – Denmark Visit Review: 8

For 500 bucks, you got nothing

For 500 bucks, you find yourself in the harbor area of ​​Copenhagen, in front of an industrial building that does not even have the excuse of a certain originality, access via a metal staircase that gives little hope for disabled people. Maybe there is an elevator but it is well hidden. And there is no call bell.     For 500 bucks, you reach an [...]
Amass Sandre
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