Hélène Darroze of Hélène Darroze in Paris, France and of Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in London, UK has been named the 2015 Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef. She will be honoured at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, in London on the 1st June. French-born Hélène Darroze is a fourth generation chef who, after completing … Continue reading

New macarons by Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is one of the world’s greatest pastry chefs and famed for his inventive macarons.  His new collection of delightful collections has now launched in London. Chris Osburn went along to a preview event to sample what’s on offer including a romantic release for Valentine’s Day. Consider if you will the Jardin Pamplemousse: a glorious morsel combining grapefruit, … Continue reading

YSL Tribute Sandal

    The platform, a hallmark of the house of Saint Laurent for nearly half a century, is beveled and paired with intertwining straps in a glossy patent leather to create the iconic YSL Tribute sandal. A refined stiletto heel and adjustable ankle strap create an ultra sexy soaring silhouette. Fashions fade, style is eternal. … Continue reading

Olympic-themed macarons by Fauchon and Pierre Hermé

Gourmet macaron makers Fauchon and Pierre Hermé are jumping on the Olympic spirit wagon with special edition packaging and new flavours for the London Games. Fauchon, which will be a major presence in London at Club France in Old Billingsgate Market for the French Olympians, has launched a cassis-flavoured macaron with a white chocolate, Union … Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in NYC to close on June 30

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the only New York City restaurant in the world’s most Michelin-starred chef’s portfolio, is closing its doors at the end of the month. The decision to close the restaurant was “amicable” between the restaurant and The Four Seasons Hotel on East 57th Street, where the restaurant is located, according to Florence Fabricant at The … Continue reading

Foie gras lovers scrambling as California ban nears

Sunday marks a turning point in the culinary calendar of California when a ban enacted nearly eight years ago on foie gras – the gourmet food made from the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese – takes effect. In advance of the July 1 date, some businesses have moved out of state and others … Continue reading

ANA and Pierre Hermé Paris bring Haute Patisserie to the skies

ANA has enlisted Pierre Hermé Paris, the internationally renowned and award-winning pâtissier, to create a new and exclusive range of in-flight desserts for the enjoyment of international First Class customers from June 2012 and Business Class customers from September 2012. Pierre Hermé Paris, the creator of Haute Patisserie, has designed three specially-made desserts for ANA … Continue reading

Blind dining at Dans le noir

  A French restaurant where diners cannot see what they are eating, often spill their wine and must conduct conversations while staring into pitch darkness has proved such a success in Europe that it is making a foray into the Americas. After expanding from Paris into London, Moscow, Barcelona and St. Petersburg, the “Dans Le … Continue reading

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris is an exceptional luxury hotel filled with life and culture, which has made service an art. With a large “à la française” garden, true oasis of peace in the city, Hotel Le Bristol is ideally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, one of Paris’ most distinguished shopping streets. 187 … Continue reading

Unique dining environment at Phantom restaurant

The Phantom Opera Garnier Restaurant in Paris, designed by French architect Odile Decq, is a place to enjoy a good meal in the company of friends, surrounded by an interesting interior design blending remarkably old and new. A curvaceous mezzanine level steals the attention once you enter through the columns of Opera Garnier’s east facade. Red and white are the … Continue reading