Off the square – Clifden – Eire Visit Review: 14

Show off the square!

Last stop of our stay in Clifden and probably the best value for money with the pleasure of tasting a lobster straight out of the fishpond and some Irish oysters! More fleshy than the delicate French tables. Even appearing a little heretic, I will admit that I like. I have a soft spot for Utah Beach or Horse's Feet (very big french oysters). It is not necessarily  "gastronomy" but it [...]
Off The Square Homard

Hiney’s – Crossmolina – Eire Visit Review: 8,2

A culinary abyss

Is there an abyss of Irish cuisine? If so, it is probably located in Crossmolina where the Hiney's includes what is worse in the accomplished amateurism.    And yet what's more charming than a small Irish pub with some alcoholic old men idle in the middle of the day, an aquarium hanging at 2 meters, an invalid anesthetizing his pain with [...]
Hiney's Aquarium

Mitchell’s Restaurant – Clifden – Eire Visit Review: 12

Basic mistakes

Clifden is a chic seaside town that alternates elegant restaurants and pubs. Mitchell's is in the first category. But the selection of dishes that we could eat obliges the gastronomical chronicler to a great objectivity because one oscillates between good products and big mistakes.    The setting is quite elegant with especially a well decorated first floor room. [...]
Mitchell's Restaurant Huîtres chaudes

Belleek Castle – Ballina – Eire Visit Review: 15,8

The castle of drunk beef

The Belleek Castle looks a bit like fairy tales. After crossing a huge fortified gate, you travel several hundred meters in a large wooded park to finally appearing at the corner of a bend, placed on a hill, a castle with gray hues contrasting incredibly with a grass of a green not found.    Crossing the front door, you are immersed in a world [...]
Belleek Castle Façade du château

Nook – Collonney – Eire Visit Review: 11,8

Small establishment not serving alcohol; not even beer! In Ireland !    It is true that it is more a family spirit that gives the owners to the place. If you do not like children, don't go there!  Honest hamburgers. As everywhere, the Irish do not know how to cook french fries. Even if they add with originality herbs to raise the [...]
Nook Jus Berry Love

Ait Eile – Enniscrone – Eire Visit Review: 11

Trop d'imperfections

First stop of our stay in Ireland and I must recognized that the County of Mayo is not particularly provided in restaurants of high quality. It is therefore without asking me many questions that I select the restaurant No. 1 on TripAdvisor in Enniscrone.    The cocktails are quite rustic, with pieces of broken ice that make the tasting difficult and some small [...]
Ait Eile Filet migon de porc

Louis Vins – Paris- France Visit Review: 15,2

Stil "on the road"

Thanks to the excellent application Lastable I decided to push the door of Louis Vins again. Indeed, 30% discount on the solids, I am not going to say no.    My last visit in September 2014 had left me a little unsatisfied. Although the food was good, I really felt the lack of a guideline in the kitchen. We did not know where we were [...]
Louis Vins Poulet fermier, poitrine de cochon et champignons

Le Gabriel La Réserve (i) – Paris – France Visit Review: 16,6

Limestone, show and artichoke!

Why this strange title about a restaurant? Because both chef Jérôme Banctel and director Marco Tognon make us a superb show of what modern French cuisine is but not losing its roots.    But let's begin at the beginning. (Epanadiplose and pleonasm I must calm down!) The appetizers are far from basic with a tart of foie gras and Shitake mashed potatoes, then a thin [...]

Faggio – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,4

It is not this pizzeria that could have ranked in the top 10 of the classification of the best pizzas in France. Not that pizzas are particularly bad, but they suffer from a letting go that makes all the difference between the exceptional and the misfire.    Because we feel that the dough is quite well worked but then there is a poor management of cooking that makes [...]
Faggio Pizza Diavola

Chez Savy – Paris – France Visit Review: 12,4

Quick lunch at the end of "Taste of Paris". Parisian institution that neither disappoints nor provokes ecstasy. Very good rillettes in amuse bouche.  A bib of good Angus and a well-made Bearnaise.  Original sweetbreads served on a strange bed of ziti (long macaroni).  Half carafe of red wine a bit expensive [...]
Savy Bavette béarnaise