Tag: French cuisine

Lasserre

After having a light, but delicious Cantonese lunch at LiLi, we saved ourselves for an extraordinary dinner at the magical, elegant and charming “Lasserre.”   This too was a much anticipated return as the 2013 dinner at Lasserre, was simply outstanding.  I’d been in touch with Monsieur Gaëtan Molette prior to our arrival and he assured me that our

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Chef Etienne Barrier

April 28, 2015 After checking-in, unpacking and getting a little rest, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Etienne before lunch at Jardins Plein Ciel, the rooftop terrace to discuss his passion and the inspirations that motivates him in and out of the kitchen.  As I reached the terrace, I was so excited

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Silversea – Day 7, July 14 – – Cannes, France

Yachts & Chops Ahhhh…I finally made it to Cannes and as portrayed, the material beauty was all the rage and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the display.  Please feel free to deduct whatever you wish from that statement however, I decide not to post all the eye encountered.  With impressive yachts seeming to outnumbering the people

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Café Boulud Palm Beach – Always Perfect!!!

Chef Boulud’s vision and concepts are always well executed at this quaint and opulent piece of paradise in Palm Beach.  Café Boulud, has the perfect mix of elegance and relaxation one needs when escaping the busyness of life.  Treat yourself to an unrushed lunch or a romantic sunset evening on the terrace where all there

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L’Ambroisie (Lunch)

Wednesday, May 29th Ahhhh, time for more star gazing — Michelin, to be exact.  We are off to L’Ambroisie to experience the cuisine of Chef Mathieu Pacaud, son of famed Chef Bernard Pacaud.  We were extremely fortunate to have connected with a friend in Paris who happens to be great friends with Chef Mathieu so,

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Le Grand Véfour (Lunch)

Monday, May 27th When Michelin starred Chef Guy Martin greeted us at the door, a deep sense of gratitude and humility welcomed us into what can best be described as his grand studio.  Like the wonderful salons that housed excellent works of art pre-impressionism, Chef Martin exquisite and sumptuous masterpieces come to life on canvases

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Lasserre (Dinner)

Saturday Evening, May 25th To sit under the roof that inspired Marc Chagall to crown the Opéra Garnier and consume the  cuisine of Chef Christophe Moret was the perfect return to refined French cuisine.   My expectations were high and my desire to find the perfect wine to complement the feast to come, led me to

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Pièce de résistance – The Cuisine of Executive Chef, Sébastien Rondier

Sébastien Rondier, is the Executive Chef of Adour at the St. Regis, located in Washington DC.       As I reminisce over the sublime gastronomic experience of this past Easter, I’m still in shock and somewhat mystified by the brilliant cuisine I experienced without heading to France.  Chef Sebastien Rondier of Adour unlocked a

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