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Le Duc

Having just landed in Paris, still without a lunch reservation for Saturday, the choice was easy – trying to get a table at Le Duc, since we were already very convinced by our dear Aiste’s (Luxeat) recommendations and praises for a long time now. A call from our concierge, and 10 minutes of Uber after, […]

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Le 5 Codet

In this constant search for luxury, we often find ourselves in the spotlights and glitter of the “see and be seen”.  For me, that search ends, precisely, when I get this sick need to “show off”. Luxury is more than that, it’s discrete, intimate, the simple subtlety not everybody seems to understand. We no longer […]

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Les Fables de la Fontaine

 The Rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th Parisian district is the craddle of Christian Constant’s empire, and it was also there that “in other life” he opened a sea dedicated restaurant, Les Fables de la Fontaine – in a pun intended between the Fontaine de Mars, where the restaurant is located, and the famous book of Jean de la Fontaine – in 2005 […]

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David Toutain

Nowadays, to understant or interpret the work of a contemporary cook, it’s necessary to do some time traveling, know his roots, education and philosophy, and know where he wants to put his cuisine. It’s the case of René Redzepi of Noma, Alex Atala of D.O.M or Massimo Bottura of the Osteria Francescana (current nº1 of the guide World’s 50 Best Restaurants), just to name a few. […]

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Les Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos

It is common knowledge that nowadays the Spanish vanguard, the Nordic cuisine and even the Peruvian stole the spotlight of the French Nouvelle Cuisine, as it is well evident in rankings like The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – whether you agree or not… But putting modernism, tendencies, and new ways to eat aside, I remain […]

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Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées

Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in the 8th district, between Avenue Montaigne, Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V, the Hotel Marignan is a true masterpiece of the contemporary style. The history of Marignan dates back to the XVIII century when it was a private residence, it was also used as embassy once, until in 1920, […]

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Hotel de Vêndome

The Place Vendôme is one of the most beautiful and luxurious places in Paris, one of the French jewelry’s temples, of haute couture, art galleries and hotels, and one of my favorite places, where we already had one of the best hotel experiences (see). Being so close to the Opera and the Louvre, stores, luxury hotels and […]

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Le Bristol Paris

Located in the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol Paris is an iconic Parisian Palace working as hotel for almost a century. Imposing enough, it’s one of the most famous hotels in the city, the first to be awarded with the distinction of Palace Hotel, in 2011. It belongs to Oetker Collection, since 1978, a unique company […]

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Matsuhisa

 The room of Matsuhisa at the Raffles Royal Monceau Few may have heard the name Matsuhisa, but surely no one is indifferent to the diminutive of Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, “NOBU”, the Joel Robuchon or Gordon Ramsay of the Japanese cuisine. Nobu became a celebrity after opening his Matsuhisa in Bervely Hills, in 1987, becoming famous among the Hollywood […]

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Wine on Tour #1 – Graham’s 20 Years old Tawny Port

Restaurant Septime (*Michelin) For some time now, the idea of promoting something Portuguese during our travels hovered in my head, we get to know amazing places, wonderful restaurants and excellent hotels, why not take a bit of Portugal to them? As it should be, wine was the heritage chosen, and what a heritage! With our […]

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