From Paris to Piccadilly

Saturday, March 11th , 2023

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I visited Paris to eat at Epicure at the Bristol. This was a terrific meal, with some really classy dishes including a dazzling Ratte mash with caviar, macaroni with artichokes and truffle and a remarkable vanilla dessert. Such things do not come cheap, but this was top notch cooking.

I had my first visit this year to The Ritz and had another lovely meal there. At this meal some highlights were the langoustine a la nage, Parmesan and truffle chawanmushi and pressed Anjou pigeon.

The Michelin Guide to France 2023 came out, with a promotion to three stars for La Marine in the Bay of Biscay, and shock demotions for Christopher Coutanceau and Guy Savoy. I did a live TV interview with the news channel France24 on thsi subject, and following a 3 minute slot on the war in Ukraine the channel devoted nearly twenty minutes to the Michelin announcements, this being France.