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

L’Alsace – Paris – France Visit Review: 12,8

Alsace a bit watered down

Despite my habits at restaurant Le Bretzel, I went to make culinary infidelity by pushing the door of L'Alsace, a restaurant located on the Champs-Elysées. Despite my very negative a priori on most of the establishments that border the most beautiful avenue in the world.         L'Alsace Salle   The choice was pretty obvious because you [...]
L'Alsace Choucroute

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


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

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


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

K’Soya – Vincennes – France Visit Review: 10

Bof, bof, bof

Can we find bad Asian restaurants? That's right. That's right. An excellent example with K'Soya who learned everything from the bland industrial cuisine that was thought reserved for Western restaurants that only think of siphoning off the barge's wallet. But with a pretty decor that could make you think you're into gastronomy. But one thing is to avoid being [...]
K'Soya Bibimbap