Category French

La Brasserie, London

La Brasserie, founded in 1972, is the first all day brasserie in London.  We went to La Brasserie for brunch / lunch on a weekend.  It’s a convenient restaurant to go to, especially with kids, if one plans to go to the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum in South Kensington.   Service at […]

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen Marlylebone, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen offers many wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle and serves French Bistro style food in 3 locations in London – Marylebone, Mayfair, and Fetter Lane.  At the Marylebone location that we went to, we were very happy with the wines we tried and the food, although I felt that […]

In the Garden of Jeanne and Gaston NYC

I was recently invited to meet Chef Claude Godard in the garden of Jeanne & Gaston.  Some of you may have read my blog post on the Press Dinner that I attended a few weeks ago at Jeanne & Gaston.  The restaurant serves both classic Bourgogne dishes and  contemporary French dishes. I love the food […]

Pumpernickel bread with smoked salmon at Cafe Champignon

Have you ever had pumpernickel bread?  I had not had pumpernickel bread until the day I had lunch with a friend and ordered a sandwich with smoked salmon on pumpernickel bread.  Since that day, I am an avid pumpernickel bread lover.  Why did I not try this bread all these years?  I assumed that this […]

Table Verte – the only French Vegetarian restaurant in NYC

This post is no longer valid.  This restaurant, sadly, closed as of Dec 2013.  RIP Table Verte….. ——————– French and vegetarian?  Yes, that is what Table Verte (Green Table??) is.  It’s a (relatively) new vegetarian restaurant in the East Village / Alphabet City area providing more vegetarian options to NYC.  Table Verte offers vegetarian, vegan, and […]

Jeanne and Gaston – a contemporary French restaurant

A week spent in Paris and the Loire Valley makes me no expert to talk about French food on this blog (and no, living in NYC with amazing French restaurants do not count, because I do not visit them often), but if the Association of Maitres Cuisinier de France invites a Chef to be Maitre […]

Francois Payard Bakery NYC - Mini Macarons - unwrapped

Hot Chocolate and Mini Macarons

I know it’s not yet the season for hot chocolate (City Bakery had its 20th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival in February this year, just in time for Valentine’s Day), but for a chocolate fanatic like me, hot chocolate is welcome any time of the year.  And if I can have it with  mini macarons, why not? […]