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Best Seafood Platter in Paris

I liked Brasserie Bofinger. I don't think I'd have anything else on the menu, but we had the big platter for two and it was very fresh and top quality. Nice surroundings as well. I've been to Coupole and Dôme, both of those were good too.

Nov 02, 2012
Lockhouse in France

Pitti Gola e Cantina Wine Tasting Dinner - Florence

I did the wine tasting dinner last week. I enjoyed it, both the food and wine were good but as to whether you would be sampling the "best", it's difficult to say. It is quite informal, the wine is very nice, all from small producers and the food is freshly prepared. The food portions are not huge as it's all about the wine but you shouldn't leave feeling hungry. I thought it was good value. It would be a fun thing to do in a group, there was just my wife and I and we had a very pleasant evening.

I also went to Ora d'Aria where the food was great but the service was rushed and I went to Cibreo's restaurant which was all round superb.

Oct 15, 2012
Lockhouse in Italy


It is a pub, but it's in Salisbury.

Sep 15, 2012
Lockhouse in U.K./Ireland


I live in Winchester, I'm glad you had a nice time. Both the Chesil Rectory and The Black Rat are very good. Lainston House is much more expensive than either of them and is very much the grand country house experience. I've had some great meals at Lainston House but have to be in the right frame of mind as some of their food can be a mite fussy. I hear what you are saying about the consistency though.

Sep 04, 2012
Lockhouse in U.K./Ireland

Cassoulet in Carcassone?

If you are staying in Carcassonne, I recommend the Chateau de Cavanac. They do a fixed price local menu which includes unlimited wine from their own vineyards. The menu does include a cassoulet main course. The food and wine is local and hearty rather than gourmet but it is a wonderful place to eat. Obviously the usual caveats about horses for courses apply.

Aug 30, 2012
Lockhouse in France

Big Feast Continued Firenze

Thank you very much for the work that went into the post. Much appreciated and full of useful information

Apr 03, 2012
Lockhouse in Italy