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...

Celebrate French Gastronomy: Goût de France/Good France 2018

Mark your calendars. On March 21 you can participate in the world’s biggest French dinner, as 3,000 restaurants and 150 embassies across five continents celebrate Gallic gastronomy with Goût de France/Good France 2018. This fabulous...

Restaurant Reviews: Les Flocons de Sel, Megève

For food-loving travellers in search of a great winter holiday, Megève, possibly the most charming of all resort towns in the Haute-Savoie département of the Rhône-Alpes region, has become the ‘magic mountain’. At his charming...

Entertaining in Grand Style

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

Parisian Walkways: Rue du Nil in the 2nd Arrondissement

This was once the gateway to Paris’s most notorious slum, then part of its textile industry. Now it is a forward-thinking foodie heaven. Jeffrey T Iverson visits rue du Nil... When, in 2009, chef Grégory...

Restaurant Reviews: Marc Veyrat- La Maison des Bois

After a disastrous fire in 2015 destroyed the eco-lodge he’d lovingly built in the tiny Savoyard hamlet of Manigod, chef Marc Veyrat, 67, painstakingly rebuilt the auberge on the hillside above the village where...

Delicious Dordogne: The Gourmet Book Fair in Périgueux

It’s not only truffles, foie gras and walnuts that are famous in Périgord! Every two years, the Périgueux Salon du Livre Gourmand, in the Dordogne region, pays a mouthwatering tribute to literature and gastronomy -...
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...

3 Ways with Chick Peas: Culinary Tips from Breton Baker Richard Bertinet

Originally from Brittany in north-west France, Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14. Today the UK-based chef is a best-selling author who makes regular TV appearances. Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the...

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...