There are Restaurants and there is Arpège. Sublime Perfection.

We were in Paris for one night on our way to Cuba. We had  come from London on the Eurostar and  booked into a quaint hotel I cant remember the name of.  The sole purpose of the visit to catch a flight the next morning to Havana. Paris reminds me of my student days and…

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Pierre Gagnaire: 3 Michelin Stars, Too Slick, No Soul or Passion

I hate being negative about a place. I understand the tremendous work input creativity and imagination that goes into establishing  a good restaurant, more so when you are at the top of the ladder with Michelin stars. But Pierre Gagnairs restaurant at the Hotel Balzac despite the super efficient staff and slick service, wonderful presentation…

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La Nouvelle Auberge, Alsace. A Michelin Star Restaurant Run with Passion.

I have a  Lebanese friend who is passionate about food and when I went to Beirut he absolutely insisted on arranging all our food stops while we toured Lebanon. One place which brings a huge smile to my face was literally a hole in the wall on our way to Baalbek. All it served was…

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