Guide to the Stars: A Potted History of the Michelin Guide

Six months since the Bras affair fallout, we look back on the birth of the esteemed Michelin Guide and its cut-throat star system It’s been six months since chef extraordinaire Sébastien Bras was stripped of...

Fine Dining in Paris: L’Écrin at the Hôtel de Crillon

Chef Christopher Hache, 36, had a major gastronomic challenge in front of him when he returned from a two-year sabbatical and relaunched the restaurant at the iconic Hôtel de Crillon in the 8th arrondissement...

The Art of Apple Juice: Following France’s Cider Route in Normandy

Heidi Fuller-Love sets out from the village of Cambremer in the Pays d’Auge to discover the producers of Cru de Cambremer and learn about the history of cider-making and distilling in Calvados Being a fan...

Paris Restaurant Reviews: Hugo & Co in the 5th

Ever since affordable rents have made the 11th the most popular arrondissement for young Parisian chefs opening their own restaurants, the scene in the Latin Quarter of the 5th arrondissement – traditionally one of...

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Marks its First Anniversary

What can we say about Michelin-starred French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's foray into the Los Angeles dining scene? Celebrating the one-year anniversary of his venues at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Chef...

Where to Eat in Dordogne: Hotel de Bouilhac, near Lascaux IV

When Lascaux IV and the International Centre for Cave Art opened on the edge of tiny Montignac in the Périgord Noir in Dordogne in 2016, visitor numbers to this charming village surged. Now chef...

Candy Crush: France’s Famous Pâte de fruits, Fruit Jellies

Let’s talk jelly. Not the wobbly rubber passed off as dessert these days. The real thing: Auvergne’s world-famous (and original) fruit jellies. Once blue bloods’ treat of choice, the sugar-coated pâte de fruits have...

Vinocap: The Friendly Open-Air Wine Fair of Languedoc

In May, during the Ascension weekend, 100 wine growers display their wines in the largest open air wine fair in the whole of southern France. Under their tents, they settle for 3 days, Thursday until...

A Tasty trip in Cap d’Agde Méditerranée

26 centuries ago the first vines and olive trees were planted by the Romans. Nowadays, the region between Agde and Adissan along the Hérault river is still particularly favourable to wine production because of...

In Saint-Emilion, Château La Grace Dieu des Prieurs Gets a New Look

Steeped in history, perched on a rocky limestone hillside at the crossroads of Bordeaux, Saintonge and Périgord, Saint Emilion, in the Gironde department of south-west France, is a terroir of exception, producing a variety...