France

Culinary Travel, France

Au Fil du Temps – as time goes by.

Au Fil du Temps – as time goes by.

The centre of Pernes is discreet. It’s parcelled up in cobbles and the mottled trunks of plane trees, and not actually in the centre at all. It’s half-way up a hill, a third of the way through, twenty metres to the right, and approximately 200 years back in time. At […]

October 15, 2013 ×

France

Chateau d’Estoublon – Summer Dining Nirvana

Chateau d’Estoublon – Summer Dining Nirvana

The cicadas chant their summer song fortissimo, drowning the petty murmurs of urbane diners. French preschoolers clash wooden swords and shields between the roses. Mine bury their gazes in iThings, oblivious to the beauty of a thirty degree day, en vacances, en France. A plate of gently baked tomatoes sits […]

September 25, 2012 ×

Cafes, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, eclairs, France, reviews

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

The un-french cafe and the preposterously good eclair

This is what I picture when I imagine a Paris cafe. I’ve never really liked the term “soft opening” when referring to the commencement of a business. It’s a term restaurants and hotels like to use to describe that they have in fact opened, but have not had a big […]

March 22, 2011 ×