France

Kotteri Ramen Naritake, Paris

Kotteri Ramen Naritake, Paris

Often touted as the best ramen in Paris, I’m left slightly torn on my opinion of Kotteri Ramen Naritake. Part of me is convinced this is the best I’ve ever eaten, the other part recognises that it’s awfully salty bowl of broth. The divided opinion […]

L’Aubergeade, Bercy-Nation, Paris

L’Aubergeade, Bercy-Nation, Paris

I had my first proper French Bistro last year on my second trip to Paris. My friend Thi Thu had recommend L’Aubergeade as a traditional, authentic experience that’s very popular with the locals. For €17,5 I grabbed the three course lunch which was filling, tasty and […]

When there’s nothing left Toulouse: A Two Day Itinerary

When there’s nothing left Toulouse: A Two Day Itinerary

The cheapest (one-way) flight I’ve taken to date was to Toulouse, France. End of summer and just a tenner on Ryanair! How lucky is that? I ended up tacking on nearby Barcelona to make that a double adventure. And as well, we did a day […]

Pastry Cyril Lignac – Paul Bert, Paris

Pastry Cyril Lignac – Paul Bert, Paris

Continuing on in my patisserie quest across Paris, my next stop is Pastry Cyril Lignac in the 11th arrondissement. Believe it or not, it’s a patisserie from the likes of Cyril Lignac! Explains the name. For those of us outside the French culinary scene, Lignac […]

Les Glastag, Toulouse

Les Glastag, Toulouse

Hello 2018! It’s nice to meet you. Hope you’re full of wonderful adventures, good eating and splendid weather. Let me recount a day with all of these things, back in the city of Toulouse, in the country of France, with my friend Judy. Here’s a […]

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Being well settled into the new London winter has me thinking about all my travels this year. Eighteen countries this year! That’s insane. Who would have known I would have gone to so many places. And one of those very special places is Paris. So […]

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

So… we weren’t quite ready for how late Toulouse dinnertimes start. We had been pondering why most of the street felt so quiet. It turns out a lot of places don’t begin their dinner service until 8pm. We were already hungry.

La Planxa, Nice

La Planxa, Nice

I’m a torn man. I liked the food at La Planxa but the service was terrible and it ultimately overshadowed the dining experience as a whole. I was led into La Planxa due to the positive Tripadvisor reviews (occasionally dodgy at times, I know) and […]

Sandyan Pâtisserie, Toulouse

Sandyan Pâtisserie, Toulouse

Sandyan is the kind of venue which I walk past, then determinedly u-turn and walk back into. We were already encountering a bother of rain, so I didn’t need any more telling. And the patisserie here is flat out incredible. The cabinets with single items […]