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Need Help in Provence foodie itinerary!

It is Le Galoubet. See: http://wp.me/phxFt-3v
(A Galoubet is a one-handed three-hole Provençale flute; one slings a drum strap over a shoulder and plays the drum with the other hand.)

Apr 12, 2014
beaulieu in France

restaurants near Place de la Concorde ?

Tante Louise.

Apr 08, 2014
beaulieu in France

Molecular Gastronomy in Tokyo - As good as Spain and Alinea?

Looking at my blogpost from our excellent meal at Takazawa a year ago, there is incredible imagination and inventiveness, but no molecular preparations. http://wp.me/phxFt-3hF

Apr 06, 2014
beaulieu in Japan

Question re. multiple kaiseki dinners at ryokans

Apr 02, 2014
beaulieu in Japan
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Question re. multiple kaiseki dinners at ryokans

We prefer hotels, but on our trips to Japan, we stay at one ryokan, always for two nights. It would never occur to us that the two dinners and two breakfasts might be repeats and they never are. The last two were Kayotei in Yamanaka and Ryokan Kurashiki in Kurashiki, both wonderful. The next one will be Gora Kadan.
I agree with the sentiments already expressed that you should just relax and let the ryokans be your hosts.

Apr 02, 2014
beaulieu in Japan

TBD - any good?

TBD is noisy and smoky with some very good dishes and some not so good. Go there for a fun, informal evening, not an anniversary dinner.

Mar 14, 2014
beaulieu in San Francisco Bay Area
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Restaurants on French Riviera and Provence

Be sure to go to Le Bistrot de la Marine in Cros de Cagnes.

Mar 08, 2014
beaulieu in France

Tempura: best beverage and appropriate etiquette?

Definitely with chopsticks as you want to eat the tempura hot. At good tempura counters you will be given instructions how to eat, particularly whether to dip in the salt, the ponzu or not at all. Assuming you do not speak Japanese these will be by pointing. The chefs want you to do it right and are happy to be as helpful as they can, assuming that you are smiling and receptive.. After the regular offerings, they may show you a tray with optional ingredients for your choice.
I always drink sake, but there is frequently a house Chablis, or something like that on offer. To me that would be better than beer, but you will see others drinking beer.

Mar 07, 2014
beaulieu in Japan

Marseille, Nice, and Aix-en Provence

That review is six years old. It is of an abbreviated meal. For something more recent and complete see http://epicures.wordpress.com/2013/10...

Feb 15, 2014
beaulieu in France
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Marseille, Nice, and Aix-en Provence

Le Petit Nice is the best fish and seafood restaurant anywhere. The big menu is a four hour extravaganza which is wonderful.

Feb 13, 2014
beaulieu in France

Where to eat in Fukuoka, Kurakawa Onsen, and Tokyo

Well, you should d a yatai crawl one evening in Fukuoka.

Jan 18, 2014
beaulieu in Japan

Winter Food Adventure in Alpes-Maritimes (Côte d'Azur - Antibes, Nice, Cannes)

Go soon to Le Figuier de Saint Esprit. You will want to go several times.

Jan 10, 2014
beaulieu in France

Kyoto Arashiyama Kitcho

I have wanted to go there, but we cannot sit in a traditional tatami room. Are there possibilities of tatami with a leg well or of tables with chairs?

We loved Hana Kitcho where we had a private room with a table and chairs.

Jan 03, 2014
beaulieu in Japan

Lunch near the Frick Museum?

The noise level at Salumeria Rosi is impossible. I suggest Rouge Tomate.

Dec 06, 2013
beaulieu in Manhattan

What's Degustation like these days?

I went in August, 2013, and liked it even more than before.

Nov 30, 2013
beaulieu in Manhattan

hospital food in france

Yes, when I was in the Clinique St George in NIce, the enterprise that prepared the quite good food also did meals for schools (and the prison.)

Nov 16, 2013
beaulieu in France
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Jan, Nice

We had a six course tasting menu. The scallops with parsley sauce etc were superb. The Guinea Hen with chestnut purée was very good. The Caramel dessert was excellent. Other courses were all good. My blogpost will come up next Tuesday.

Oct 30, 2013
beaulieu in France

Jan, Nice

Nice is blessed with quite a few small restaurants with young chefs in the one-star Michelin category, whether they have received the star or not. A new one, Jan, opened a month ago. We went for dinner last night and enjoyed it a lot. The restaurant is named after its South African chef. It is on the west end of the Rue Lascaris, two blocks north of the Old Port, where you can park by the staircase at the north end of its parking lot.

Oct 29, 2013
beaulieu in France

Equal of Patricia Well's Food Lovers Guide to Paris for the 21st century????

Le Guide Gantié.

Oct 04, 2013
beaulieu in Food Media & News

NICE Best spots for...

Go to Espuno, Le Four à Bois, at 35 Rue Droite in Old Nice. Their breads are excellent. They have very good, authentic pissaladère and both sucré and salée tourte de blettes, among other good things. They also have a stand in the Cours Saleya, but going to the bakery is the real experience.

Aug 03, 2013
beaulieu in France

Help with Cotes de Provence Restaurants and Farmer's Markets

In summer traffic the drive from La Croix Valmer to Grasse would be over an hour.

Jul 10, 2013
beaulieu in France

Cassis, or nearby, before the Luberon -- recommendations, please?

We are just back from a night at the Hôtel du Castellet. We bought the Séjour Gastronomique, which includes the room, hotel facilities, the tasting menu with wine pairings and breakfast. It looks expensive, but is worth it. The meal was superb. (The hotel was calm as there was no event at the racetrack next door; I would avoid it if there is unless you are a fan.)

Jun 10, 2013
beaulieu in France

Good food ideas to bring to Italy from the US?

Wild rice. Very American. You would have to cook it for them. It would go well with a porkchop, or something cooked with maple syrup.

Jun 02, 2013
beaulieu in Italy

Tempura in Manhattan?

Is there an upscale tempura-only restaurant in Manhattan, such as Ten-Ichi or Tenmasa in Tokyo?

Apr 05, 2013
beaulieu in Manhattan

Looking for excellent Omakase - Already done 15 East

Soto.
Kyo Ya.

Dec 10, 2012
beaulieu in Manhattan

Need nice restaurant near Carnegie Hall

If you need to stay close by, Molyvos is your best choice. The food is Greek, but there is a wide range of choices and it is well done.

Dec 03, 2012
beaulieu in Manhattan

Great dinner restaurant a short distance from Sultanahmet

I don't think so.

Nov 30, 2012
beaulieu in Europe

Great dinner restaurant a short distance from Sultanahmet

Balikçi Sabahattin, one of the best fish restaurants in Istanbu,l is a short walk. Have your hotel reserve. Sur Balik is also a possibility.

Nov 29, 2012
beaulieu in Europe

Veritas

We dined there in July and enjoyed it a lot. The lobster with bone marrow and the maple-brined wooly pig are excellent. The wine list is superb if you are willing to pay.

Oct 20, 2012
beaulieu in Manhattan

10 day trip to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Belgrade, Serbia

It sounds like you need a real bouillabaisse. Go to Tétou in Golfe Juan, but only if everyone in your group will have bouillabaisse. Mirazur in Menton would also fit your description. For less exacting, but very good, local cuisine, try Luc Salsedo in Nice.

Sep 26, 2012
beaulieu in France