Friday, December 29, 2006

Chez Michel

Perfect French comfort food in the quiet shadow of a church near the Gare du Nord. Their 30 Euro menu is the best prix-fixe in Paris. Starter of terrine of hare with foie gras and cacao, main of pot au feu of pigeon breast with foie gras, black truffles, with carrots, brussel sprouts and root vegetables, finished off with their famous Kouign Annan, a kind of galette des rois with heaps of caramel and butter. Apologies (again) for the crap photo quality.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Condé Nast Shit List 2006 (Paris)

Further proof that CNT has no idea what they are talking about in terms of "hot tables" (in Paris anyway)

I mean, who writes this shit for them?!!?

Hire me for chrissakes!

PS, their noting of Gaya and Le Comptoir are just (however late in the game they may be on gastronomic rumours..)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

White Truffle Oil and Parmesan Fries

At the Bristol Lounge in the Four Seasons Boston. Great side of sour cream with lemon sauce, but god knows why they coupled it with Heinz ketchup...

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New Printemps Restaurant

The resto, underneath a 1923 circa Art Nouveau cupola has had a major redesign, with a central, circular bar, above which a massive inflated globe hangs, with projected digital images on its surface. The chef, from the Hotel Saint James does a cuisine which was better than I expected: mi-cuit salmon, veal chop with a cheesy sauce and celery purée, and a rather nasty-looking "gaspacho" of fruit with green tea sorbet, which tasted a lot better than it looked!