Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

French | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

French

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Arriving at a closed gate, the receptionist answered: “Good morning sir, welcome to Villa Cordevigo”. I drove the alley between high trees, left my car at the parking, and walked to the…

June 09, 2019 | Hotels | Italy

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

French | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 07, 2019

French

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

I invite you to watch the video, enjoy dinner with me, and try to feel what I felt; dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri is unmatched, a memorable experience I will never forget... When you find a table…

June 07, 2019 | French | Florence

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

French | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 07, 2019

French

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

It took me some time, I know! I have finally visited Swiss Butter, Lebanon’s trendiest restaurant for the last year or so. Busy and always booked, Swiss Butter has opened its second branch on…

June 07, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

French

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

French

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 22, 2019

French

Stove: French Bistro Food on Monot Street

It’s called Stove, an old house in the heart of Achrafieh on Monot street. A restaurant and terrace welcome you for a casual dinner in a warm atmosphere. I’m in love with Lebanese old…

March 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2019

French

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

Occupying the location of Ladurée on Wadi Abou Jamil in Beirut, Quartier Chic the latest Brasserie to open, owned and managed by Maroun Batal. Mr.Batal used to manage Cocteau for the last…

March 19, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

Breakfast at Cafe de La Paix, Intercontinental Hotel Le Grand Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

French

Breakfast at Cafe de La Paix, Intercontinental Hotel Le Grand Paris

Memorable! Simply memorable! Pass the reception and prepare yourself to be amazed! A magical place from the French renaissance takes you on a journey in history. Handled by a very professional staff,…

February 22, 2019 | French | Paris

In the Kitchen with Lebanese Chef Fadi Frem at Verde Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

French

In the Kitchen with Lebanese Chef Fadi Frem at Verde Paris

When famous establishments and multinational hotels in Beirut make it a point to have an “international” chef in their kitchen, you don’t understand why not get a Lebanese one. We…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

In the Kitchen with Alan Geaam: Lebanon’s Michelin Starred Chef of the Year

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 18, 2019

French

In the Kitchen with Alan Geaam: Lebanon’s Michelin Starred Chef of the Year

I’ve seen a man on Instagram, a sportsman, smiley from time to time, calm and serious... I’ve heard stories about his past, about his childhood, about Tripoli of north Lebanon. I was…

February 18, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Paris

Beefbar Paris: Inexistent Waiters, Horrendous Service, a Lack of Attention and Average Food

French | Paris France Europe

France

February 09, 2019

French

Beefbar Paris: Inexistent Waiters, Horrendous Service, a Lack of Attention and Average Food

When you’re welcomed by two smiley hostesses, a Bugatti cutlery, Bernardaud plates, and Baccarat glasses, you know that you’re here for a treat. Beefbar Paris, a classy restaurant serving…

February 09, 2019 | Grill&BBQ | Paris

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 07, 2019

French

Breakfast at Angelina Beirut: Superb Food! Empty Vibes, Bad Service in a Dirty Restaurant

Food is perfect. Everything else is dramatically wrong. Angelina, the famous Angelina of Paris, my favorite Mont-Blanc cake and classy French cafe landed in Beirut a couple of years ago serving…

February 07, 2019 | French | Beirut Central District

Villa Badaro: A Restaurant, Bar and Terrace in Beirut

French | Badaro Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 21, 2019

French

Villa Badaro: A Restaurant, Bar and Terrace in Beirut

On a rainy night, when everyone was hiding at home, I felt like going out! Villa Badaro has been on my list for so long, a restaurant missing on my blog.  Villa Badaro proposes a selection of…

January 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Badaro

The Caroussel: The Only Michelin Starred Restaurant in Dresden Doesn’t Deserve a Star

French | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

French

The Caroussel: The Only Michelin Starred Restaurant in Dresden Doesn’t Deserve a Star

The Caroussel of the "Relais & Châteaux Hotel Bülow Palais" is considered "THE" culinary address in Dresden and has enjoyed good ranking among the country’s top…

January 20, 2019 | Michelin | Germany

Best Restaurants in Lebanon: 19 French Eateries I Like

French | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

French

Best Restaurants in Lebanon: 19 French Eateries I Like

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two restaurants on average were opening every month. The trend now…

January 10, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Paris Greatest Eats: 33 Stops I Recommend You to Try!

French | Paris France Europe

France

January 01, 2019

French

Paris Greatest Eats: 33 Stops I Recommend You to Try!

I felt it, I was sure this morning's breakfast was going to be majestic... I pushed the door open on to a tiny space and a bar while being invited to walk up the stairs to the first floor...…

January 01, 2019 | French | Paris

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

French | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 28, 2018

French

The Spoonteller: Delicious Food and Amazing Desserts in Zouk (Restaurant Closed)

It’s unbelievable how great the food is at Spoonteller but sometimes it’s not enough to make a restaurant shine. Probably the location, the lack of social media attention and surely the…

December 28, 2018 | International Cuisine | Keserwan

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

French

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

Other than having the best Mont Blanc ever and the sexiest hot chocolate on earth, Angelina serves tasty food in its salon de thé and restaurant at Lafayette Haussmann.   Good food but…

December 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

L’Auberge de L’ill: Three Stars Michelin for more than 50 Years in Alsace

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

French

L’Auberge de L’ill: Three Stars Michelin for more than 50 Years in Alsace

One of the world’s most famous and oldest Michelin-rated restaurants, Haeberlin, located in the small town of Illhaeusern is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A unique experience of…

December 24, 2018 | Michelin | Alsace

Midi12: A Crepe in Paris at Walking Distance from Lafayette

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 21, 2018

French

Midi12: A Crepe in Paris at Walking Distance from Lafayette

One of my friends on Instagram proposed Midi12 recommending it to be one of the best crepes he had. Touring around Lafayette, I walked to Midi12 for a quick bite. A chocolate crepe and another…

December 21, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Le Grand Café Fauchon: Fine-Dining Quality Food and Service

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 18, 2018

French

Le Grand Café Fauchon: Fine-Dining Quality Food and Service

The pastry shop, the hotel, and the Grand Cafe, Fauchon is an institution in the heart of Paris promoting French culinary culture and savoir-faire. Next, to the hotel, the Grand Cafe proposés…

December 18, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Breakfast at Fauchon L’Hotel: Awesome Food and Service

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 18, 2018

French

Breakfast at Fauchon L’Hotel: Awesome Food and Service

What I would remember for the Fauchon experience are the service and greeting, then comes the food. I’ve enjoyed the hotel, lunch yesterday at the Grand Cafe and now having breakfast at 9 am.…

December 18, 2018 | French | Paris

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

French

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

The restaurant appeared in all my searches and was recommended by many followers on Instagram: considered to be one of the city’s most famous restaurants, Maison Kammerzell is a hotel and…

December 17, 2018 | Recommended | Alsace

Winstub La Dime: Homemade Alsacien Specialities in Obernai

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

French

Winstub La Dime: Homemade Alsacien Specialities in Obernai

Visiting the region of Alsace for a week during the Christmas season, I passed by the village of Obernai, traditional and preserved with houses built at the beginning of the century. With three…

December 17, 2018 | Recommended | Alsace

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2018

French

Felicie: French Eatery in the Heart of Mar Mikhael

Much more than a French restaurant, Felicie is a beautiful piece of architecture open in the heart of Mar Mikhael. Felicie is the baby of Raphael and Jihane, a happy couple that has left years of…

November 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Le Petit Gris: 7 Years of Bistronomy in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 29, 2018

French

Le Petit Gris: 7 Years of Bistronomy in Beirut

When I noticed that I last came here in 2015, it was time to visit again one of my favorite French Bistros in town. Guaranteed satisfaction for as long as I remember, Le Petit Gris is one of the few…

November 29, 2018 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Breakfast at Lily’s Beirut: A New Chef is Needed!

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 25, 2018

French

Breakfast at Lily’s Beirut: A New Chef is Needed!

How great it is to wake up on an early Sunday morning and have breakfast in Beirut, I’ve been getting my kids used to waking up at 6 am every Sunday for a hefty breakfast around town or a sexy…

November 25, 2018 | French | Beirut Central District

Aubaine: French Style Breakfast in Dubai

French | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 24, 2018

French

Aubaine: French Style Breakfast in Dubai

Lebanese owned, with the first restaurant in London, Aubaine has a premium location at the entrance of The Dubai Mall. Aubaine offers a French selection of gourmet creations all produced in-house.…

November 24, 2018 | French | Dubai

Chez Charles: The Ingredient is Passion

French | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 23, 2018

French

Chez Charles: The Ingredient is Passion

French class in the heart of Dubai... the restaurant is called Chez Charles. When a passionate entrepreneur decides to open a restaurant putting all his effort to make it happen, you can’t but…

November 23, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

BOCO: Eat Good in a Jar

French | Paris France Europe

France

November 17, 2018

French

BOCO: Eat Good in a Jar

BOCO is the realization of a dream… dreamt by Vincent Ferniot. With the help of the greatest French chefs and pastry chefs, BOCO has created a simple,…

November 17, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 04, 2018

French

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

How great it is to go back to the classics; Michel, a passionate restaurateur, has been operating his small bistro behind Rizk hospital in Achrafieh for several years now. Offering the same menu with…

November 04, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Balthazar Beirut: Breakfast is so Good!

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 22, 2018

French

Balthazar Beirut: Breakfast is so Good!

Inspired by the French bistros of Paris and still standing strong in the heart of Beirut, Balthazar, a French restaurant and cafe, opens for breakfast and lunch. Located in “Beirut…

October 22, 2018 | French | Beirut Central District

Crêperie de Cluny: Crêpe on the Sidewalk in Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

French

Crêperie de Cluny: Crêpe on the Sidewalk in Paris

Serving traditional buckwheat crepes from Brittany, Crêperie de Cluny welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in one of Paris’ most touristic streets. Sit on the street in a tiny…

October 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

La Table de Joel Robuchon: Dine-Dining Perfection in Las Vegas

French | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

French

La Table de Joel Robuchon: Dine-Dining Perfection in Las Vegas

Being a big fan of Joel Robuchon and after enjoying La Table in Paris on several occasions, it was kind of necessary to have dinner at La Table in Las Vegas. La Table de Joel Robuchon brings the…

October 08, 2018 | Michelin | Las Vegas

I Love Paris by Guy Martin: Fine Dining at The Airport in Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

September 30, 2018

French

I Love Paris by Guy Martin: Fine Dining at The Airport in Paris

With a low rating on google maps, it was a risky decision to have lunch at Guy Martin. A starred chef has opened his restaurant at the airport and makes it clear that you won’t be eating…

September 30, 2018 | French | Paris

Lobo 8: The Restaurant at Grand Hotel Ingles Madrid

French | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 20, 2018

French

Lobo 8: The Restaurant at Grand Hotel Ingles Madrid

Despite its single review and no rating yet on google maps, I felt this restaurant, and walk straight in to experience it. Part of The Grand Hotel Ingles, open for six months now, the restaurant is…

September 20, 2018 | International Cuisine | Madrid

Stem: Casual and Upscale Dining in Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 06, 2018

French

Stem: Casual and Upscale Dining in Beirut

The talk of the town is called Stem; from the same owners of Capitol comes a classy restaurant divided into two distinct sections: the bar and the dining area. Stem is casual and upscale, a journey…

September 06, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

French

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

One of the upscale destinations recommended by I❤️NY travel guide, Geneva on the lake is a historical hotel built in nineteen ten with a view of the beautiful lake. Looking like a castle, painted in…

August 19, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Eleven Madison Park New York: Three Michelin Stars. The World’s Best Restaurant! A Memorable Experience

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 15, 2018

French

Eleven Madison Park New York: Three Michelin Stars. The World’s Best Restaurant! A Memorable Experience

Eleven Madison Park is not a dining experience; it’s a state of mind, a journey that activates all your senses from the second you walk into the minute you leave. Your ears, your eyes, your…

August 15, 2018 | Michelin | New York

Brunch at The Aurora Inn, Upstate New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

French

Brunch at The Aurora Inn, Upstate New York

Every Sunday, brunch is served until 2 pm at this iconic mansion located on the Cayuga Lake. Soothing music, beautiful weather, refreshing drinks and smiling staff. Enjoying the positive vibes, great…

August 12, 2018 | French | New York

Dinner at Aurora Inn: Jazz Music and an Inspirational View

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

French

Dinner at Aurora Inn: Jazz Music and an Inspirational View

After enjoying a memorable brunch, I was ready to come back for dinner at Aurora. Enjoying soothing jazz music and a beautiful sunset by the lake, I sat on the terrace facing the lake. At Aurora, the…

August 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Craft: Incredible Food! A Lovely Dinner in New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

French

Craft: Incredible Food! A Lovely Dinner in New York

It’s big; it’s cozy, it’s beautifully decorated and professionally managed, Craft is one of New York’s renowned restaurants known for its good food and special ambiance. You…

June 17, 2018 | International Cuisine | New York

Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

French | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

French

Balthazar New York: One Awesome Burger and Superb Stroganoff

Balthazar is New York’s most famous French brasserie open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a traditional French cuisine with a touch of class and refinement. Arriving at 1 pm on a…

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Buvette: New York’s Preferred Breakfast is on Top of the List

French | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

French

Buvette: New York’s Preferred Breakfast is on Top of the List

Buvette is one of my favorite breakfast places; it’s where I got the highest number of views on google maps, it’s where food is memorable, it’s where I used my Leica camera for the…

June 12, 2018 | French | New York

La Creperie: The View and the Unique Sweet Crepe!

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

May 27, 2018

French

La Creperie: The View and the Unique Sweet Crepe!

The best time to visit famous establishments and enjoy the experience is in the afternoon; when the parking is empty, the staff is relaxed, the ambiance is calm and the kitchen ready to take its time…

May 27, 2018 | International Cuisine | Jounieh

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 14, 2018

French

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy the sunset…

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Le Coucou at 11 Howard Hotel; French Class and Perfection

French | New York USA Americas

USA

April 29, 2018

French

Le Coucou at 11 Howard Hotel; French Class and Perfection

I didn’t know what to expect, a French name for a restaurant is it a brasserie or a bistro, I opened the door, looked up and... I stopped in awe! A magnificent decor made with class and style,…

April 29, 2018 | French | New York

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

French | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 24, 2018

French

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks (Restaurant Closed)

Inspired by Picasso’s famous drawing “Mains et Fleurs”, a new concept has opened its doors on Antelias’ internal road. A restaurant, a bar, a cigar lounge, a private dining…

April 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Antelias

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

French

Boucherie: French Culinary Art in New York

Boucherie is a traditional French Brasserie an exact copy of the ones up in Montmartre transported into the fast business city of New York. Stopping for a drink, a slice of charcuterie or a delicious…

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | New York

The Dabney Washington, Featured at The Chefs Club New York: Live The Kitchen Vibes

French | New York USA Americas

USA

March 31, 2018

French

The Dabney Washington, Featured at The Chefs Club New York: Live The Kitchen Vibes

It’s where starred chef meet, a restaurant called The Chefs Club is famous for its refined offerings prepared by professionals. With eight chefs playing around the open kitchens, this unique…

March 31, 2018 | Recommended | New York

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