La Bascule – Vincennes -France Visit Review: 15

Une bascule qui balance

As I am trying at all the restaurants of Vincennes, La Bascule is one of beautiful steps tested this day.   The menus for lunch at 20 or 26 euros make very accessible dishes very well made and without staying hungry.  The chicken "pressé" with foie gras is very good, accompanied by a chocolate sauce and a truffle ice cream that [...]
La Bascule Pressé de volaille et foie gras

L’Estrapade – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,6

One more dead !

There is nothing more disappointing than a restaurateur who sells his stock in trade to someone who can not follow the quality. Exactly what happened six months ago at the Estrapade, ex-pretty table of the 5th arrondissement.    However, we could still have hope with one of the house specialties, the Roquefort pear and chorizo, which go the [...]
L'Estrapade Poire au roquefort

Les Bartavelles – Tours – France Visit Review: 15,8

Is it in homage to their father or by irrational love of the partridge that Veronique and Ghislain Damaye have denominated their establishment of the phasiniade of Marcel Pagnol?  Les Bartavelles Prière  In fact, it does not matter. What is important to remember is that this table, a little over a year after its opening, is one of the promising [...]
Les Bartavelles Tartelette aux figues

Le Lutetia Bar Joséphine – Paris -France Visit Review:

Although it is still a bit under renovation, the hotel Lutetia finally opened its doors a few months ago and now animates the neighborhood in a less noisy way.    The Joséphine bar is the attraction of the moment with its superb counter located in a bright room, overlooking the street through large windows and original frescoes rediscovered during the [...]
Lutetia Bar Joséphine Cocktails 2

Le Collectioneur (i) – Paris -France Visit Review: 16,2

Ne pas lui tourner le dos !

Gioachino Rossini would not have scorned sitting at this table that completes the elegant hotel Le Collectionneur. He who highlighted in the most beautiful way the myth of "The thieving magpie", and who was an amateur of good food, would surely have enjoyed seeing the two concepts of the diverse but harmonious collection get married at this modern and bright [...]

Le Trésor – Paris – France Visit Review: 12,6

The Marais district is full of food addresses.    Le Trésor is one of those trusted, working the Home made products, oriented to Auvergne specialties, including the inevitable aligot.But it was a little easy, so I rather tested for you the crisp pig foot. In cubic rolls (!), the crisp is perfect on the soft pig. The pig's juice served next to it will exhale the dish [...]
Le Trésor Croustillants de Pied de cochon

Le Comptoir du Relais – Paris – France Visit Review: 14,6

Expansive butter !

Why did I wait so much time testing Le Comptoir du Relais? Because I never queued! And at each of my passages in front of the establishment, the queue was for me crippling. Especially since the clients are often ruthlessly parceled and are regularly overtaken by the privileged guests of the neighboring hotel, property of the restaurant. For a place that refuses reservations to vulgum [...]
Le Comptoir du Relais Carpaccio Tête de veau

Joséphine Chez Dumonet -Paris – France Visit Review: 16,2

Back to the roots

Back to the roots after a long holidays! With the winter approaching, it was necessary to revise my bases, the sauce knowledges, the foie gras and stuffed morels. Is there a better place than the restaurant in which I've done my graduation? It is therefore light (and stomach!) hearted that I brought one of my oldest friends. Joséphine Chez Dumonet Maître [...]
Joséphine Chez Dumonet Morilles farcies 2

La villa des Orangers – Marrakech – Morrocco Visit Review: 12

Râler et châtier

When the kitchen does not follow the hotel, we can moan and chastise. Especially in a Relais and Chateaux. Yet the setting is superb. Very nice hotel located at the edge of the Medina, at the entrance very discreet, located in an old palace built in the early twentieth century and consists of several courtyards and gardens. One could build Great Expectations on this Thousand and One [...]
La villa des Orangers

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
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