Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Raquel Marques, Chef at Tasca Jota Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.   Q1. What does Tasca Jota mean and what is the inspiration for this restaurant?  Tasca Jota is the perfect marriage of the traditional Portuguese cuisine with a very modern twist. All our creations are based on Portuguese dishes…

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…

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…

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…