Sunday brunch at NOLA restaurant, contemporary cajun cuisine in Paris.   Sunday brunch at NOLA restaurant on quai de Jemmapes (Canal Saint-Martin) in Paris is perfect. The combination of a wonderful interior and ambience (piano on Sundays during brunch), with friendly, efficient and attentive staff makes for an ideal canal-side escape. NOLA’s philosophy, according to the…

Canal Saint-Martin, Ourcq and Villette Guide Nestled between postcodes 75010, 75011 and 75019, Canal Saint-Martin, Ourcq and Villette offer a break from Paris. The rustic streets, canals and green areas make it unique and a great day out. The walk from Canal Saint-Martin along the canal, via Ourcq village through to Villette, takes less than…

Best Bars for Wine, Cocktails, Cognac & Cigars Whether you are on holiday or planning to travel, our guide ‘Best Bars for Wine, Cocktails, Cognac & Cigars’, will simplify your search!   Below you will find a long list with ongoing updates Sorted by Countries, of some of the best and local lounges and bars…

I Lazzari Pizzeria in Paris 5eme  I Lazzari Pizzeria really is quite a gastronomic success story and a welcome discovery in Paris 5eme. In fact the Scalzi family who successfully run this small restaurant, are sharp operators bringing the flavours and aromas of Naples’ cuisine to Paris.   The Scalzi family and their small team focus…

Cellar Master Interview – 5 Questions for: Christophe Valtaud, Cellar Master of the House of Martell, Cognac.   1- Which 3 words best describe the essence of the Martell Cognac brand? Elegance, smoothness and finesse best define our essence!       2- What are the top skills and knowledge necessary in making Martell XO cognac?…

Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Valérie Diaz, Chef at Les Fines Herbes, Saint Cloud (Greater Paris), France. Qu. 1 What is the inspiration behind the wonderful food created at Les Fines Herbes ? The observations of everyday life and I like to saunter to the market to stay in the heart of every season;…

Momoka 24, a Japanese delight in Paris. Momoka 24 delivers mouthwatering dishes of absolute umami. The restaurant is located in the famous Pigalle area, yet in a quieter, unimposing street without any fanfare. Just as well, because such an experience is to be savoured without the hustle and bustle of Paris.   Chef Masayo shows…

Winemaker Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Lionel Gauthier, Winemaker at Domaine du Viking, Loire Valley (Vouvray), France. 1- How long have you been making wine and what do you enjoy most ? I have been making wine for decades! Our winery has been in existence for many, many years. We discovered ownership documents in…

6 of the Best Wine Bars in Paris “What are the best wine bars in Paris?”. As a Parisian and wine enthusiast, I’m often asked what to recommend. Through my own ‘exhaustive’ trial and error, I’ve decided to share 6 of the Best Wine Bars in Paris for Great Wine Days readers. Santé! Chez Nous…

Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Henri Leclerc, Executive Chef at La Maison Des Halles, Tours, France. (EN:  English  FR: Francais)     Qu. 1 When and how did your passion for food begin? In my mother’s kitchen or during large family meals at my grandmother’s. It was a kitchen of love and sharing. Like…