La Marée Jeanne: A Relaxed Seafood Bistro in Paris

The quality of the seafood in Parisian restaurants is excellent – the capital’s supplied daily by Atlantic and Mediterranean ports – but it’s expensive. That’s one reason why Paris restaurateur Frédéric Hubig’s new fish...

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...

Reviewed: Ore, Alain Ducasse’s Restaurant at Versailles

For many years, the gastronomic offer at the château de Versailles has been wiltingly underwhelming. So the opening of this new café-restaurant with non-stop service from 8am-6.30pm is very good news for visitors to this magnificent palace just...

Dining in Paris: Le Sergent Recruteur on the Île Saint-Louis

Surrounded by the Seine, and a discrete, intimate, slightly mysterious place, the Île Saint-Louis is one of the most charming neighbourhoods of Paris. For years it also had one of the city’s most fashionable...

Jadis

A terrific little bistrot where young chef Guillaume Delage turns out stunning renditions of French classics

Le Tourbillon

The atmosphere is low-key, but Le Tourbillon's food definitely has a discreet wow! factor.
Chocolate chip cookie dough soufflé at Kinship

The Michelin Stars Arrive in Washington D.C.

The dining scene in Washington has exploded in recent years, with so many new restaurants opening that we’re enjoying a level of quality and diversity never seen here before. Yet with so many new...

Le Pantruche

The new Le Pantruche is a perfect specimen of a relaxed and friendly, good-value modern bistrot.
Villa René Lalique dining room

Restaurant Reviews: La Villa René Lalique in Alsace

Surrounded by the conifer-scented forests of the Parc Régional des Vosges in Alsace, the charming village of Wingen-sur-Moder suddenly found itself on the map of important French gastronomic destinations for the first time last September. This was due...

Dining in Provence: Matcha in the Village of Cucuron

Cucuron is one of my favourite villages in Provence, because it’s very sophisticated without having lost any of its unselfconscious charm and rusticity. I’ve also had the pleasure of enjoying many excellent meals at La...