Searching for market to table French cuisine in Paris can be a challenge. Many claim bragging rights but few are the real deal. Truly off the beaten path, Bistrot Ernest is one of the best examples of good food, made simply from fresh ingredients, sourced from local markets.
Homage to King Edward VII, the chic Hotel Edouard 7 celebrates his love of Paris fashion, all things theatrical and refined. Born to parents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the former Prince of Wales and subsequent king visited Paris often. He adored the unrestricted views of the Opéra Garnier and thus spent time in-residence nearby in what is now the Hotel Edouard 7.
On a quiet street just a few paces off the Champs Elysées sits Hotel La Reserve. Afternoon tea in Paris at La Reserve is an enjoyable way to rest vôtre pieds (your feet) after a long morning of pounding the pavement in search of all things chic, unique and exclusively Parisian.
How many times have you tasted a dish and wished you could go home and replicate it? Generous chefs like three Michelin-star chef Eric Frechon of Le Bristol Hotel, Paris share signature dishes with diners upon request. Here is how to recreate one of my favorite French appetizers served at his restaurant Epicure - Sologne Caviar...
A Taste of Lyon in Paris...The distinctive dishes created in the traditional kitchens of the world’s gastronomy capital Lyon, France have featured prominently in the past eight decades of culinary history. In Paris, restaurant Aux Lyonnais by Alain Ducasse celebrates the best of Lyon cuisine in a lively Art Deco bistro.
Living well, for me, must include travel and incorporating elements from my trips into my everyday life. Souvenirs can be edible, artistic or useful. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon la Joie de Vivre shop on rue de Seine in the 6th arrondissement. Here’s what I found of interest…
Charming villages dominate the landscape in the Loire region of France. The boutique hotels of the Relais & Chateaux are among the finest in the area. Grand Hôtel du Lion d’Or (Golden Lion) was the first stop in gal pal Gail and my three night mini “Route de Bonheur” – road to happiness and we were thrilled to find such a wonderful Loire Valley hotel.