Tag Archives: Trémolat

Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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Easter dining — in a bistro

An argument can be made that one shouldn’t bother driving nearly an hour to eat Easter lunch in a bistro, when the identical drive will take you to a Michelin-starred restaurant that’s literally across the street from the bistro. Makes … Continue reading

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Starred restaurants, head-to-head

You may think that my wife and I eat at wonderful French restaurants every single day, but that would be just silly. Why last week alone, we ate lunch at home on Thursday! And only two of the four restaurants … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 29/04/2013

While our personal budget for eating out is getting close to what economists now call “a fiscal cliff,” my wife Jan and I are persevering. So today it was a three-hour-and-forty-five-minute lunch (I know, not bad for a Monday) at … Continue reading

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Lunch beneath the lindens

Yes, there’s been an interruption in my postings about our personal festival of feasting — but not because the feasting had ended. I was simply overwhelmed with photographs to arrange, and I needed some time to relax and practice some … Continue reading

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Feasting at Le Vieux Logis

Well, I don’t know about your lunch yesterday, but ours was — quite simply — a feast. And it was just as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds. We were lunching at Le Vieux Logis, a … Continue reading

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