Tag: frenchfood

Chez Oliver Le Bistro, Prahran, Melbourne

Chez Oliver Le Bistro, Prahran, Melbourne

Say bonjour to quintessentially French, indulgent cuisine at Chez Oliver Le Bistro in Prahran. Whilst I haven’t had that much French cuisine outside of actual France, my lunch at Chez Oliver easily transported me back to those bistros. The authentic smells, flavours and service will […]

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 […]

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 is an owner and chef of restaurant Le Quinzieme, which has one Michelin star.

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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 […]

Le Pain Quotidien, Victoria, London

Le Pain Quotidien, Victoria, London

Brunch is such an impressive time of day in eating life these days. That makes it hard to decide what to have. Sweet, savoury, wet, dry, cold, hot? Fear not, the brunch platter at chain Le Pain Quotidien give you everything and more.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

It’s time to get a little starry-eyed. Michelin starry-eyed. I’ve done over half a year in London now, and it’s a good point to start checking off some Michelin-starred establishments. First on the list was L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. The location was handy for the Harry Potter play after and the efficient pre-theatre option made sure we were there with ample time.

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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 are a bit pompous, but they take nothing away from how fantastic the food is designed and created. Tables for dining in are upstairs and there is service, albeit it is a little slow.

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