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Parisian Dining – Five Tips For Stretching Your Travel Dollar Further

  Our son is travelling with a friend to Paris very soon. Both of these young gentlemen have been working hard to squirrel away funds for their trip. But given our son has just completed the fourth and final year of his university degree and his friend will be continuing his studies next year, the […]

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A chef at Joël Robuchon Hong Kong

So Which Will You Joël Robuchon Dining Experience Will You Choose?

One of our favourite things to do while we are travelling – either in France or anywhere else in the world – is to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant. It really is a fabulous vacation treat. And if you go at lunch time, you get the whole fine dining experience and excellent value for […]


Master A French Classic – Crêpes

Scott is a real fan of street food. No matter where in the world we visit, trying the local street food is high on his list of things to do. I, on the other hand, can take it or leave it. Most of the time I leave it, preferring to eat my food from a […]

Master a French classic. Crêpes.

French tea

French Tea And Me

Of all the Australian Capital cities, Melbourne is considered the most ‘European’. Melbournians can thank the large influx of Italian and Greek immigrants back in the 1950s for that title – their culture and customs have meshed with ours over years. As a result, our city is known for atmospheric laneways overflowing with great delicatessens, […]


Five Of The Best Things To Do In Bordeaux

It is around seven months until we head back to France. While that seems like an eternity (I’m wishing it was seven weeks, or even better, seven days) I am in full on planning mode. While I’ve developed some fairly decent desktop research skills, I still can’t go past recommendations from people who have already […]

Liz Holtfreter's five of the best things to do in Bordeaux

Le Pré Catelan- our top tips for Michelin-starred dining in France

Our Top Seven Tips For Michelin-Starred Dining In France

Many travellers head to France wishing to experience the amazing food. And if you feel like you want to take the ‘foodie’ experience to a whole new level, then checking out a Michelin-starred restaurant could be for you. We’ve been lucky enough to eat at a number of one, two and three starred restaurants now […]


Restaurant Review – Maison Kammerzell

I’m always equally flattered and terrified when I’m asked to write guest posts for other blogs. On the one hand, I am so grateful to be given a chance to share my love of France with a broader audience. On the other hand, I’m usually incredibly nervous that my words won’t hit the mark. But […]

Maison Kammerzell - the iconic Choucroute aux 3 poissions.

Best restaurants in Strasbourg

Five Of The Best Restaurants In Strasbourg

There was so much to enjoy about Strasbourg. The history. The architecture. The sheer beauty of the place. And you couldn’t help but enjoy the food. Given the location and the history of Strasbourg, it probably comes as no surprise that the cuisine of the area applies French finesse to some German classics. This cultural […]


Master A French Classic – Duck Confit

One of the first meals we hunt down when we arrive in Paris is Duck Confit with Sarladaise Potatoes. Our favourite version of this classic dish is served at Le Bistrot du 7ème, a lovely restaurant not too far from the Tour Eiffel. We first visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our Hotel’s concierge and […]


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Our Parisian Address Book

Close friends of ours are heading back for their third visit to Paris. It’s been a little while since they’ve travelled to the gorgeous city, so they are keen to find out about our favourite spots to shop and to eat. Given they fly next week, I decided that I’d better get my act together […]


Three Of Our Favourite Parisian Brasseries

I’ve mentioned before that I am a sucker for well known Parisian brasseries. Give me just the suggestion of dining in Paris during La Belle Époque and I’m there – no matter how touristy the restaurant. I’m even willing to overlook the sometimes less than great food and occasionally, the not so fabulous service just […]


Lunch - French Style

La Gare Paris

There are so many restaurants in Paris, choosing where to eat can sometimes seem like a bit of gamble. You want to get value for money from every travel dollar, while at the same time finding something authentic and yummy. And you absolutely want to avoid tourist traps. As a result, I’m always on the […]


Discover How To Get The Best Seats In French Restaurants

I’m excited. It’s three months today until we next head to France. The ‘three months until we go’ date is always a special milestone for me as it signals two things – firstly, that I am officially allowed to start the countdown and secondly, that what I like to call the ‘booking window’ is about […]