Tag Archives: Gastronomy

In the Frame: Valentine’s Day… this is you 7 day warning!

Did you know that well known romantic, who preferred the chopping block to the divorce court, Henry VIII declared in 1537 that by Royal Charter that all England would celebrate 14th February as St Valentine’s Day. Photo taken during the Lyon … Continue reading

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In the Frame: David Enjalran

This is David Enjalran, the owner and chef of L’Esprint du Vin in Albi, just after he was asked if he would like a second Michelin Star.  The answer was this huge smile and “who wouldn’t”. David was awarded his first … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Lyon

Go on a city tour with a difference!  The Cyclopolitain tour allows you to take in this fascinating city whilst your cyclist does all the work.  We went around the Renaissance district dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries (UNESCO … Continue reading

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A Gourmet Paradise: Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

If you love food, then you will love Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse for this is truly foodie heaven.  Just slightly out of the centre where we were staying but easy to navigate, this indoor food market boasts nearly 60 … Continue reading

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In the Frame: The Chef’s Brigade – La Table du Sommelier

This is the chef’s brigade from La Table du Sommelier in Albi, The Tarn in Midi-Pyrénées.  Why have I chosen this as one of my favourite images?  Well – it has a kind of dynamism – it shows a team that … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred – Ye Shanghai at Fairmont Peace Hotel

It is time to visit the land of oriental mystique and step into Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai. ‘Ye Shanghai’ is a cocktail that uses traditional garnishes with a modern flourish. Ingredients 50ml Gordon gin 90ml jasmine tea and tea leaves (brewed … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: ‘God Save the Queen’ Cocktail

In Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation we look back at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess‘s cocktail. In its title, “God Save the Queen” it reflects how we all feel about this remarkable and iconic woman, who has dedicated her life to our country. … Continue reading

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