Frenchie

I'm not keen on the silly name Frenchie—for some reason the French insist that English-speakers call them Frenchies although, while living in both the UK and the US, I've heard the French called many...

Montblanc Branches Out

Montblanc has branched out beyond diamond-encrusted fountain pens in recent years and made its mark with exclusive watches, luxe leather accessories andhaute joaillerie. To bring it all together, now there is a glittering new...

Viré: Le Relais de Montmartre

Southern Burgundy, less known to most wine connoisseurs than the northern part of the province, has quietly evolved into a delicious destination, with Bibendum this year scattering a handful of stars on the area...

The Renaissance and the Dream at Musée du Luxembourg

The exhibition La Renaissance et le Rêve explores the mythical importance of this golden age, from the 15th to the 17th century, within the context of man’s departure from the constraints of the physical,...

Potage aux Fèves Fraîches

Fresh Fava Soup Cook 1 pound (500 g) of freshly hulled fava or broad beans, 4 ounces (125 g) of chopped lean bacon, and one sprig of savory in 2 quarts (2 litres) of water...

Square Gardette

The cook at Square Gardette, a hip neighborhood joint in the best sense of that term, is Masahide Ikuta, who worked at two of Paris’s best bistrots—L’Ami Jean in the 7th and Le Paul Bert...

Monte Carlo: The Blue Bay Resort

The Monte-Carlo Blue Bay Resort is Monaco's most recent 11-story, €50 million extravaganza. Don't be put off by its Disneylandish diversity (5 different restaurants in season, botanical gardens connected by little bridges, a casino...

Holiday Weekend in Paris

It was an event-packed, sunny and almost-summery long weekend for the Pentacost holiday in Paris.

Le Fooding d’amour Creates “Le buzz” in Queens

New York played host to a unique event for Francophiles, gastronomes and art lovers this past weekend. Chefs and artists from both sides of the Atlantic descended on Queens for Le Fooding d'amour, a...

Asterix and Obelix Turn Fifty

In half a century, Asterix, Obelix, and their canine friend Dogmatix have amassed a global franchise and fanbase comparable to the likes of Disney. The universally adored characters, some of the most recognizable cartoon...