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Dicke Wirtin – Berlin – Germany Visit Review: 14.6

Berlin canteen.

Restaurant where the locals are many. We waited sympathetically at the bar before a table was released. The service is very friendly and smiling.Wienerschnitzel with asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Good beers and good white German wines. An authentic and inexpensive [...]
Dicke Wirtin WienerSchnitzel aux asperges

Chez Paul – Lyon – France Visit Review: 12.2

Sympathetic.

Bouchon lyonnais still in its original state. In order to have fun, take the menu Gargantua the evening.Avoid salads that do not have much interest, focus on the sausages or charcuterie and specialities such as bloody pig cheek stew, hot sausage or "tablier de sapeur" (sapper apron, an original lyonnaise recipe), but for fans! Different menus between 15.50 and 27 euros, variables [...]
Chez Paul Lyon

La rôtisserie d’Argent – Paris – France Visit Review: 12.4

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Goodness knows I went to this restaurant (formerly Rôtisserie du Beaujolais). But in the meantime, the name has changed.We went from Beaujolais to Argent. The prices have gone up (Argent oblige!), menu has completely changed, lost its traditional dishes (a calf's head sauce gribiche succulent) and has reduced drastically. Then we can appreciate that the menu has inherited dishes [...]

Fashion Délice Chez Guan – Paris – France Visit Review: 11.8

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Obviously this is not "great" gastronomy. But this is definitely a restaurant offering authentic traditional Chinese cuisine, with dishes that have nothing to do with what is found in 99% of Chinese restaurants in the world. The jellyfish salad (if, yes, it is eaten, not divine but original) or the hock of pig with taro are the proof. Traditional also spelling mistakes on the menu [...]

Chez René – Paris – France Visit Review: 14

Lost tradition.

Beautiful setting, good service, nice menu. But a detail that kills, the coq au vin. A real coq au vin is necessarily marinated (not three days, I know, there are sanitary standards) in red wine. When you are served one whose inner flesh is completely white ..., it means that the poultry was cooked separately, in a basic way, and that we added nicely a wine sauce (quite thick ) beside. [...]

Les Brigittines (T800) – Bruxelles – Belgium Visit Review: 16

It is by chance that I discovered this restaurant while going out to visit the Chapel. I had "felt" the window positively, the same for the menu. And I was not disappointed. It is in front of a chapel at the end of Blaes straat, a street of antiques. Rakish dishes perfectly worked: pig feet, a veal excellent, a coriander tartar quite honest. With a Belgian beer, [...]
Les Brigittines Pièce de bœuf Galicia sauce choron, salade de blé et chicons

La Taverne du Passage – Bruxelles – Belgium Visit Review: 13

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We had to go ... since it's an institution. No big disappointment, no good surprise.So not much to say. The service is quality and friendly if you know how to be. The shrimp croquettes, the calf's head in turtle are quite honest. A table on the terrace in the gallery is very pleasant and less noisy than I feared. But the website is a disaster. Pages with stil latin filling texts, [...]
La Taverne du Passage Façade

Polidor – Paris – France Visit Review: 14,2

Two centuries later...

Almost two centuries that this restaurant clings to rue Monsieur le Prince. If Tout-Paris and a number of international celebrities frequent regularly, the menu has never been big headed and always offers simple dishes at low prices. From the indestructible egg mayonnaise to cream of blond lentils with foie gras, celery rémoulade, smoked salmon, we oscillate between 4 and 12 euros for [...]

Auberge du Terroir – Servon/Mont-Saint-Michel – France Visit Review: 16,2

To be known

You have to know that you must totally forget ALL the restaurants of Mont Saint-Michel. Great reason to get lost in Servon, a few miles away, and enjoy some very well prepared local produce. Among others, a Chausey lobster that relegates that of the Duchesse Anne at Saint-Malo far behind.We can only promote such restaurateurs who love their profession. A couple whose wife holds the [...]

A la duchesse Anne – Saint-Malo – France Visit Review: 10.8

There is plenty of dirt to dig...

Lying against the wall of Saint-Malo, the place is in line with what is expected of this kind of "bourgeois" houses. Beautiful doors with carved wood lintels, tablecloths, beautiful glasses, everything is a priori so that we spend a good time. The menu confirms us in this hope. The service is particularly neat. The disappointment comes from dishes that, if they are honest, make you [...]
A la duchesse Anne