Restaurant Reviews: Chez la Vieille in Paris

In Paris it’s always a delicate business to tamper with tradition, especially when you’re an American and the subject of your intervention is one of the city’s most venerable old bistros, the legendary Chez la Vieille (At the...
AG Les Halles, Paris

Restaurants in Central Paris: AG Les Halles

With the arrival of Alain Ducasse’s new brasserie Champeaux in the neighbourhood this spring, Les Halles, the old market district in the heart of Paris, is in the midst of gastronomic revival. Even before Ducasse hangs out his...

The Sweet Life in Paris: A New Generation of Pâtisseries

Ever since Pierre Hermé’s audacious flavour pairings ushered in a new era in French desserts, Paris has proved fertile ground for a new generation of creative pastry chefs eager to make their mark. The Paris-based...

Recipes by Best-Selling Food Author Trish Deseine

Delicious, simple, and easy-to-prepare recipes are my hallmark. With four children, life got busy, fast. I simply didn't have time to spend hours in the kitchen, mastering complicated techniques with hi-tech equipment. I learned...

Restaurant Reviews: L’Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion

Now that the summer and autumn crowds have gone, the Bordelais are delighted to have the exquisite little town of Saint-Émilion to themselves again. Just 44km from Bordeaux, for them it’s an ideal day out for its beautiful...

Recipe for Disaster: Exclusive Interview with David Lebovitz

American food writer David Lebovitz tells Marion Sauvebois about his experience buying a Parisian fixer-upper in the 11th and going head-to-head with the builder from hell... If David Lebovitz hears “Pas de problème” one more...

Piece of Cake: Interview with Bruno de Monte, Director of Ferrandi Paris

For close to 100 years, Ferrandi Paris has whipped novices into world-class chefs and pâtissiers. As the prestigious School of Culinary Arts releases its first pastry book in English, director Bruno de Monte takes...

Entertaining in Grand Style

Fascinating anecdotes from James Viaene, chef to high society, including the Windsors and Charles de Gaulle.

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...

Where to Stay and Eat in Les Deux Charentes

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, plus some hidden gems, such as the bubbles in which you can sleep beneath the stars Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes 12 Great Places to...