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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 [...]

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

Beach Rouge Lux Belle Mare – Belle Mare – Mauritius Visit Review: 14,2

Almost very good

The Lux* group is known a lot in Mauritius for a few years, mainly through a fairly active communication policy, highlighting their three hotels located at three sides of the island.   This is the Belle Mare that I visited, with a main stop in its restaurant Beach Rouge.   The entrance is very classic for this kind of upscale [...]

Wang Thaï – Pereybere – Mauritius Visit Review: 14,2

Le Thaï de Pereybere

The skinning of the crab is still a source of conflict worthy of the war between Lilliput and Blefuscu. Should we eat the flesh as we go along or prepare everything and eat all the flesh at the end? I am from the second school.  Probably the best little surprise of our trip to Mauritius, this Thai restaurant is badly placed in Pereybere. It is not in front of the beach, [...]
Wang Thaï Roulades de crevettes

Le Pescatore – Trou aux Biches – Mauritius Visit Review: 12,6

What the cost!

How to leave a restaurant having eaten well but with a bitter taste in the mouth? Just go to Le Pescatore at Trou aux Biches in Mauritius.    Very nice elegant and cosy ambiance, well decorated.    Similarly, the menu is physically qualitative. There was a significant expense in a good printer.    The bread is very good. The [...]
Le Pescatore Gueule pavée brèdes

La vieille rouge – Grand Baie – Mauritius Visit Review: 13,2

Beau plateau

I will take the risk of getting angry with 99% of the restaurants in Mauritius but we will discuss the subject of lobster, fresh and local. You must know that you will very rarely get fresh and that it can often not be Mauritian. This concerns all restaurants in Mauritius, not specifically "La vieille rouge". Only the restaurants of luxury hotels, for reasons of price and supply chain, [...]
La vieille rouge Plateau de la mer

Mamma Mia – Grand Baie – Mauritius Visit Review: 11,6

Light Please!

If I listened to my friend Paul-Emmanuel, I would put a 20/20 and write a dithyrambic article on Mamma Mia, one of his Mauritian canteens. But as my best half sometimes says, I'm not always someone cool ...Do not expect a shootdown flame because we eat pretty well in this Italian restaurant in Grand BaIE. It has the first benefit of having existed for years. This proves that the [...]
Mamma Mia Antipasti

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 [...]

Bistrot Buci Mazarine – Paris – France Visit Review: 14,6

Riche lieu rue Mazarine.

As summer approached, it was time to stock up on the last cassoulet of the season. Although, it would not scare me in the middle of August ... but I will not be in Paris in August! Small dinner alone on the terrace of this restaurant Alain Dutournier.   Classic and well made terrine of sweetbreads and hazelnuts. We feel good quality elements worked very well. A [...]
Bistrot Buci Mazarine Terrine de ris de veau