Food & Drink

Food & Drink

It’s official. We’ve commenced the most wonderful time of the year in Paris… The Christmas festivities have kicked off in the French capital! Indeed you’d be hard-pressed to find a more perfect place to...

Bread and butter and jam in Melbourne is merely bread and butter and jam. In Paris, a baguette and butter and jam is a whole other thing. “Bonjour! Une baguette traditionnelle, s'il vous plaît.” I...

La rentrée is behind us, the Indian summer is finally finished, and the next holiday is still weeks away. It’s time for an apéro, non? Here is a selection of the best hotel bars...

When you think of France's wine-growing regions, Paris doesn't immediately spring to mind. How delightful to discover the pretty working vineyard, on top of Montmartre hill, in the shadow of Sacré-Cœur. In October there's...

The countdown to the launch of our new French foodie bible, Taste of France, has begun – and it’s set to be the best thing since sliced baguette! Our team of elite gourmands has certainly put...

The holidays are sadly over and la rentrée is here, but to ease you back into Parisian life here are some of the most fabulous events taking place at the city’s hotels. Les Bains If you...

Luxury boutique hotel Pavillon de la Reine has opened its long-awaited, first-ever restaurant, offering guests a new experience at the hotel and visitors the chance to sample some of the finest French food in...

Launched in July, Le Barn is surrounded by open fields and roaming wildlife-- and yet the hotel is just 45 minutes from Paris by car. If you missed a trip to Le Barn over...

Six different trips, six different grandchildren, and six different culinary journeys that will remain with them forever. My husband spent twenty-seven years of his adult life living and working in Paris, the last four with...

"Knowledge is knowing tomato’s a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in the fruit salad." --Miles Kington (1941-2008) (V)ivre "From potager to plate" could be the mission statement of Caroline Savoy (daughter of the three-star chef)...

With the heat of summer, I crave the sweetly perfumed white-fleshed peaches that arrive at the markets in Paris from the south of France. But nearly 150 years ago, Parisians stocked up on peaches...

“Cooking is chemistry, really." --Joël Robuchon 1945-2018 "To describe Joël Robuchon as a cook is a bit like calling Pablo Picasso a painter, Luciano Pavarotti a singer, Frederic Chopin a pianist," Patricia Wells, the cook...