Restaurant Reviews: La Chassagnette, Arles

Located on a beautiful farm with a huge organic vegetable garden just a few kilometres outside Arles on the way to the Camargue, chef Armand Arnal’s restaurant is one of the best tables in...

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: André, Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s Bistro in Valence

Back in the days when tyres had inner tubes and people used paper maps that were always impossible to refold to their original neat envelope size, France’s major tyre manufacturer came up with the idea of publishing a...

Étoile-sur-Mer: The Best Seafood Restaurants in Paris

Chef Clément Leroy, Savoy’s right-hand man, runs the kitchen at Étoile-sur-Mer, and the culinary master’s favourite interior-architect, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, designed a subtle and sophisticated décor for the restaurant, with low lighting, sea-foam-coloured tables without...

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...

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...

Choc King Behavior: Interview with Celebrated Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé

Insatiably creative, Pierre Hermé returns to his first passion in his new book. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the cacao bean, the book reveals creations that display the celebrated pastry chef ’s signature chocolate recipes and innovative style, which have...

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...

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...

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...