Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pré Catelan lunch

Langoustine ravioli, served in a virgin olive oil bouillon, with pepper and mint

Langoustine nems with jus de romaine and roasted peanuts

Veal sweetbreads cooked casserole-style with truffles and tempura of capucines with garlic

Tempura-style lobster "balls", topped with caviar, accompanied by "wasabi" salad

Deconstructed pidgeon with fresh pea-filled macaroni

Pidgeon maigret and sausage

Apple dessert (apple actually a hard sugar construct filled with Carambar ice cream, cider and exploding pop rocks)

Condé Nast Traveler May 2007 - MY PHOTO!

It's the tiny one of the Cantine de Quentin. Smallest contribution to the magazine, but a contribution never the less!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Breizh Café Paris

Paris' chouchou of the moment is a creperie located in the oh-so-chic upper Marais in the midst of cutting-edge art galeries and hip clothing stores, which opened a month ago to rave reviews from the likes of the fooding people, François Simon and his band,L'express, etc. What makes this creperie special is the pedigree of it's owner, who opened his first establishment in Cancale, before moving with his Japanese wife to Tokyo and opening eventually five other establishments in the Japanese capital and Yokohama, before returning to Paris. The kitchen staff are all Nippon, with the technical skills inherant to anyone Japanese in the food business, and the ingrediants are all top-notch and French - Bordier butter, the finest black flour, homemade jams, artisinal hams, bacon, freerange eggs and cheese, exceptional ciders, Breton small-production beers... short , this is everything a creperie should be, and markedly different from the rest of this world of insipid pancakes.

Lancelot beer and superb Breton cider by the pitcher

Breizh Cola!

Black flour crepe with artisinal bacon, egg and mushrooms

Notice the ALATO DESIGN storage boxes on the top shelf

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bodrum food


Pastry filled with rice pilaf, cinnamon, and chicken, tasted a little like a Morrocan pigeon pastilla

Grilled veal chops

...all with this picturesque view of Bodrum harbor..

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Shame on Bodrum Airport

Seen by yours truly this morning at the Bodrum airport in Turkey. How shameful- are there no regulations for things like this? An airport is, after all, a reflection of the country... Not only were the potato chips vastly overpriced, here are a few other delicacies: pizza slice 5€, croissant 4€, kebab 9€...more soon

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007