Honey macaroons with special French cream by Pascal Aussignac

Pascal Aussignac is a Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur. He cooks in and oversees eight award-winning restaurants in London, all of them with a slightly different culinary theme but all of them celebrating the food of France and of his beloved homeland of Gascony. Pascal Aussignac’s flagship restaurant Club Gascon was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and … Continue reading

Michelin-starred chef Laurent Gras releases his cookbook for iPad

New York-based, Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras is the latest chef to release his first cookbook in digital form. Like Grant Achatz of Next and Alinea in Chicago, Gras — who has received three Michelin stars for his work at three different restaurants around the world — chose to bypass the traditional publishing medium and … Continue reading

London Olympics for foodies

“Half of the world” will be in London in those days. Needing any suggestion where to go to eat? London is not only a beautiful city, it’s also a city which unites the widest variety of cultures than any other city in Europe and also only few cities worldwide can compare with it. This variety … Continue reading

60 Chefs to Honor French Cuisine at Versailles

60 world class chefs will travel to the Château de Versailles where they will cook a sensational meal in homage to French cuisine. The brainchild of Jaume Tàpies, Chairman of the Board of Relais & Châteaux, and Marc Haeberlin, President of Grandes Tables du Monde; Le Dîner des Grands Chefs will take place at the … Continue reading

6 London Restaurants to Savour

I once asked the very French director of the Michelin restaurant guides a question that would have been folly 10 years ago: What did he think was the difference between dining out in Paris and London. He paused for a moment then said, “If you want great French food, go to Paris, but in London … Continue reading

Heston Blumenthal: ‘For my next trick, a toast sandwich…’

  For such a thoroughly modern chef, Heston Blumenthal has a surprisingly strong interest in the past. As well as recreating Medieval and Tudor recipes for the TV series Heston’s Feast, he serves old dishes such as pork belly and steaks with bone marrow at his Hinds Head pub in the Thames-side village of Bray. … Continue reading

Better, Cheaper French Cuisine

It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing in French culinary waters. For the first time since they began nearly a decade ago, the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards failed to place a single restaurant from France in the top 10. Whereas in previous years, there was always at least one multi-Michelin-starred establishment from Paris … Continue reading