Tag: France

Restaurant Reviews

Les Compagnons de la Grappe

Photo Credit: http://www.cartesurtables.com/ Les Compagnons de la Grappe **** (out of 5) 26 rue Lepelletier Lille, 59000, France Neatly-tucked away from the hustle of Lille’s centre, Les Compagnons de la Grappe offers traditional Flemish andContinue reading

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Chantilly Cream

Chantilly Cream over raspberries.Photo credit: http://www.domainedechantilly.com/sites/default/files/M.Savart-IMGdessert.JPG One cannot leave Chantilly without trying the Chantilly cream. Each village in France has its own culinary traditions and specialties, with Chantilly being no exception – this is anContinue reading


The Chantilly Castle

Having experienced Lille’s braderie in 2010, we decided to escape it this time. Although vintage and antique shopping does hold a particular attraction to us, but the circumstances haven’t changed – the kids dislike crowdsContinue reading


Seasonal sale in France

A general notion is that France is not a consumer-oriented society. Whoever subscribes to this concept has not been to seasonal sales! French women and men L-O-V-E their shopping!!! Galeries Lafayette’s 3-day sale alone isContinue reading

Restaurant Reviews

Clement Marot

Clement Marot ***/* 16 rue de Pas, 59000 Lille, France www.clement-marot.com  I wondered if we’d be lucky to get a table at lunch at this Michelin-starred restaurant. The main seating area got filled up rightContinue reading

Restaurant Reviews

L’Ecume des Mers

L’Ecume des Mers (***/*) 10 Rue Pas 59000 Lille 03 20 54 95 40Apparently, places like these do exist – impeccable service by rather arrogant but nevertheless efficient waiters in crisp white shirts who appearContinue reading


How to raise a gourmand

1. Start with sending your kid to school in France, which participates in a municipally-run lunch program. Lunch is serious business, which takes two hours (including a round-trip to the canteen). At lunch children areContinue reading

Restaurant Reviews

Le Lion Bossu

Le Lion  Bossu ***** Courtesy of www.lelionbossu.com The meal at this very cosy restaurant was absolutely fabulous! In spite of its numerous awards, reviews,  and accolades, we did not have difficulty getting a table forContinue reading