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…

L’Epicurien by name. Epicurean by nature.   L’Epicurien restaurant is in Monnaie – a small, tidy town of Vouvray – nestled between some of the finest Loire Valley wineries. Wineries which produce wonderful still and sparkling white wines from a single grape variety – the versatile Chenin Blanc. First Impressions of L’Epicurien by Didier Frébout Once inside L’Epicurien (recommended…

It’s a Saturday evening and good friends have invited us to join them at Pasco restaurant. We are about to discover a gastronomic gem in Paris. The 7th arrondissement -75007 – is a sophisticated Paris postcode on the left bank, backing onto the architectural masterpiece of the Les Invalides museum – we can see its dome from the restaurant. It’s a posh…