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Behind the Line @ Apicius, Paris

My second stop on my Parisian tour was at Apicius, a two-michelin stars restaurant located in a historic private mansion steps away from the Champs-Elysees. The chef-owner is Jean-Pierre Vigato, an autodidact who believes (and proves) you don’t have to go to fancy cooking schools and follow in the footsteps of legendary chefs to make […]


Behind the Line @ Laurent, Paris

I was lucky to spent time in three different restaurants with some very talented chefs in Paris last week. It was for me a return to my roots to inspire myself, learn new techniques and bring back this newfound knowledge back to my kitchen. I started at Le Laurent on monday in one of the […]


Asaba Ryokan in shuzenji, Japan

After spending several days in Tokyo our little adventure in Japan took us to Asaba Ryokan in Shuzenji, a pictoresque village about 2 hours by train south of Tokyo that was recommended by the lovely Ayaka of the Ryokan Collection. Asaba is a traditional Japanese ryokan dating back to 1675 (and still owned by the […]


Zen eats Tokyo

A few weeks ago, my friend Marc of No Recipes asked me to join him on the Tokyo stop of his eating frenzy across Asia, an offer i couldn’t refuse of course. Do you remember how much fun we had in Kyoto last year? So after a long journey halfway across the globe (what we […]


Project Food Blog: A “Small Plate” Tasting Menu at Home

Thank you to all of you who voted to advance me in this competition. Shall we do it again? I’ll keep going if you keep voting! In this next Foodbuzz challenge we were asked to prepare a luxurious and exotic dinner party at home and test the patience of our guests with endless photo shoots […]