…All in all, it was a very fine meal. It exemplified a progression in the new trend of sensibly adventurous bistronomy cuisine that’s been happening here in Paris. The doors have been opened by the likes of Inaki Aizpitarte for young, high-level chefs to experiment with unusual pairings of simple and traditional ingredients. And now, rather than push the accepted new palette further into the unknown, the younger chefs seem to be focusing in closer on simple pairings and experimenting with a minimalist hand.
[for description of meal click on image and scroll down]
Highlights of cuisine and interior design from the fifties to the seventies, [If the food didn’t make you sick then the decor would]. Check out the guy’s denim “leisure jacket” next to the macrame wall hanging, grooovy!
Carol and I recently found a lovely little bistro, [max. 24 seats], on the “Plateau” of Montreal, Quebec: BISTRO L’ENTREPONT. We had a perfect duo of confit and breast of duck with a raspberry vinegar sauce….wonderful!
L’éclat, the chocolate boutique of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan, has created beautiful planetary chocolates that look too pretty to resist. The chocolates are edible replicas of the planets Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea) and Neptune (cappuccino).
The chocolates are sold individually for 400 yen, but if you order the set for 3,800 yen, L’éclat will include the Sun which is made of criollo chocolate and pineapple.