Ten courses of a fusion-molecular gastronomy mélange. It was wonderful. In equal measure it was a lot of courses. I am still not sure whether I enjoy tasting menus as much as your average foodie. They tend to start off well enough, with the initial ritual of the chef coming out to run through every…
It has been a while since I have indulged my other interest – that of all things art- so when the chance to do the Graffiti Tour- through the Past Experiences Tour company came up, I signed up. The tour was within the Newtown/Braamfontein area, but Past Experiences also covers other parts of Joburg, as well…
I don’t know if its distance from the city is what makes it feel like a real treat each time we go. The restaurant is located at a fairly industrial-looking site on the way to Lanseria Airport, corner of the R511 and the road leading to the airport . Drive by fast enough and you may just miss it.
This restaurant wrapped up our week of trying restaurants that we had always been meaning to. Anne Sophie Pic made headlines in 2007 when she became the fourth woman chef ever to be awarded three Michelin stars, for her family restaurant, Maison Pic. It truly is a man’s world in the restaurant world. We made a reservation for a Saturday lunch.
Today was a scorcher! The intense heat we have been having for the past week is unrelenting. As I sat there on the terrace of this restaurant, overlooking Geneva’s immense Water Fountains, it took everything in me not to strip down to the bare minimum. Decorum overtook my desire to cool down. And I think this may not have gone down well with the management.
The last time I went the Fondation Cartier was almost three years ago for the Ron Mueck exhibition. As with many of the Foundations owned by corporate companies in Paris, think Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation EDF, Foundation Cartier also showcases contemporary art. The current Beauté Congo exhibition, which runs until 15 November, includes painting, sculpture and photography, as well as a music programme.
I met a friend here for lunch almost two months ago, and we both enjoyed the food so much I knew I had to bring my family back. It is short walk from the Line 1 Metro stop Louvre-Rivoli, La Régalade is in the heart of the first arrondissement.
The Pol Bury “Moments in Time – 50 Years of Sculpture” exhibition, a first retrospective since 1982, which is currently on at the Fondation EDF was unexpectedly more interesting than I had anticipated. I went expecting sculptures of course – mainly spheres by this Belgian artist,
Building up to last month’s Taste of Paris event, the organisers of which had gone to great lengths in advertising on billboards, television and other social media platforms, I pre-booked tickets online and tried not to get too caught up in the hype.
Day one of the event was fairly lacklustre in attendance, and I dare say, in the offerings. There was an enormous champagne bar, courtesy of Laurent Perrier – and only one other drinks stand – which was really more like a corner café when compared to the LP stand. The only other places where you could have wine was the wine tasting stands, or the whisky stand if that was your thing. That alone should have been an indicator that the event had been pitched at a more wealthy audience, and touting more haute cuisine than simple good food.
I had friends from South Africa visiting Paris two weeks ago, and it was during our moments visiting the tourist spots and walking around Paris, that I felt that thrill I once did before I moved here. The old adage that living in a place is a far different reality from visiting it still holds true. I have become somewhat jaded in my perception of Paris, but since last week I have a renewed appreciation for all things Parisian. Wanting to not lose even a moment of that renewed curiosity about the city, I planned a Sunday outing with my children – something we used to do often before our blasé attitude towards Paris and its many monuments became the norm. The Musée National Picasso was our art and culture excursion yesterday.