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

Don't turn him your back

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

Le Rouget de l’Isle – Casablanca – Maroc Visit Review: 14,8

Sacrilège ! ou pas...

In 2017, I promised myself I would take a complete tour of Le Rouget de l'Isle, one of Casablanca's chic restaurants. At this time, I had only had one drink (and visited the kitchens!) on the balcony overlooking the superb terrace and garden of this villa in the beautiful Casablanca districts, transformed into a restaurant by Taki Kabbaj, its owner and chef.    The [...]
Le Rouget de l'Isle Soufflé caramel

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

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
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