A visit to Lyon without stopping at Bernachon is like visiting the Louvre without seeing the Mona Lisa. Lyon has a long history of producing the best chocolatiers in the whole of France, and Bernachon must surely rank with the best. Located in the prestigious sixth arrondissement of Lyon on […]
With a two-hour lunch break, 5000 restaurants in Paris, hundreds of French food blogs, two new cookbooks published each day and a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one could say that the French love their food. Whether it be about a restaurant, a market, a winery, a regional delicacy, a traditional recipe or cultural trend, these are our stories of France's love of food and wine.
Café des Fédérations was another revisit on our recent trip to Lyon. And, after four years, not much has changed, except that it is more popular than ever, but they have expanded to accommodate the influx of patrons. They now own the restaurant next door and the one across the […]
Four years have passed since we last visited Lyon and one of our favourite eateries, Brasserie Georges. We were keen to see if La Georges continued to live up to our expectations. We were not disappointed. Brasserie Georges is an iconic eatery in Lyon, the food capital of France. Established […]
Rue Montorgueil in Paris is a foodie’s paradise, a gluttonous smorgasbord of the best food-shopping that Paris has to offer, and all in the one street. There are boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, poissonnières, chacuteries, boucheries, chocolatiers, and gourmet food shops of all varieties, not to mention a range of famous restaurants. […]
The mid 19th century was the zenith of guinguette culture. Taverns and music halls proliferated along the Seine much to the delight of the vineyards surrounding Paris. Alphonse Fournaise, a boat builder by trade, saw his opportunity and established a boat building and rental business in 1857 on the Île […]
Why would a french woman who hates oysters want to visit La Mère Champlain, a restaurant famous for its oysters? Yes, I know, every restaurant in Cancale is famous for its oysters because Cancale is the oyster capital of France.