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3 Michelin Starred Chef Guy Savoy at top of his form .

From our man in Paris- David Lawrence:
Among the galaxy of Michelin-starred Chefs, one name shines, sparkles with an undying light – Guy Savoy! In a recent interview when asked what is most responsible for his amazing success, the Chef responded with “The pursuit of perfection and attention to details. I let my heart tell me how to cook and share this way of thinking with my teams.”

Guy Savoy has more ‘teams’ than the National Football League; in Paris alone the Chef presides over the brilliant restaurant bearing his own name while the teams he has trained work his magic at Atelier Maitre Albert, La Butte Chaillot, Les Bouquinistes, and Le Chiberta.

I was told I would be served a menu of nine courses requiring about three (gasp!) hours. My stomach stuffed; my bum sore; my heart happy it only took two hours and fifty minutes!

My special tip: you can experience the atmosphere and the fab food with an exclusive menu at lunch time at a remarkably low price if you book online.

Restaurant Guy Savoy ***
18, rue Troyon 75017 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 80 40 61
Fax: +33 (0)1 46 22 43 09
E-mail - WebSite

Featured Summer Recipe
from France

Eggplant Capunatina

Eggplant CapunatinaFrom the new executive chef Ronan Kervarrec of the two Michelin starred restaurant Chevre d'Or in Eze Village high above the Mediterranean coast, comes this refreshing and multi-seasonal antipasto dish with marinated vegetables & honey lemon vinaigrette. Recipe is for both the "haute" version and the faster, easier lunch time version. Click here to go to the recipe. But wait, we have a video showing him preparing the dish! Click here for video. See the full story on the hotel and the restaurant with more videos - see featured stories on the right.




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An E-Magazine of Luxury Hotels, Top Restaurants, Inns &
Other Up-Scale Travel and Food Reviews from Peter and Linda D'Aprix

All our coverage is editorial and entirely subjective reflecting our own personal experiences.
We are dedicated to doggie friendly establishments but not exclusively.

Spring Issue 2014
Featured Hotels and Restaurants
Stories and Reviews


Doggie friendly hotel in Carmel, CA
opens new restaurant - "Terry's"

The Cypress Inn****, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Hotel Cypress InnA true original, this charming old world, Mediterranean & Moorish style inn welcomes your canine family members and provides a warm and comfortable stay at any time of year. A huge fire place when it is cool; a cool courtyard when it is hot. Centrally located it is a perfect spot to explore the village. And recently they have opened a marvelous restaurant "Terry's" serving light and excellent food

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Fantastic new Executive Chef Anna Marie Bayonito
at The Corkscrew Cafe in Carmel Valley

The Corkscrew Café, Carmel Valley, California USA

Chef Anna Marie BayonitoGreat new find in Carmel Valley Village. Italian, French and California blend that sits very comfortable on the palate. South of the border ambiance. New Executive Chef Anna Marie Bayonito has brought a fading menu back to full strength with her talent and sophisticated cuisine. Great wines from owner winery owned by the family Georis.
One and a half Chef Rating.

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Doggie friendly twin hotel in Carmel, CA

The Horizon/Ocean Inns***, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Hotel Cypress InnTwo inns with same ownership but different styles. Both pleasant, family hostelries with comforts. Horizon Inn with California stucco style, views over ocean but no pets. Ocean Inn - old fashion "cottagy" feel, fireplaces and pet friendly.

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Fabulous cuisine in Nice

Restaurant "Le Chantecler" at Hotel Negresco*****, Nice, Cote d'Azur, France.

Hotel le PigonnetMy search for the Holy Grail – or in my case, the perfect meal -- ended at a lovely table at restaurant "Le Chantecler" in the celebrated Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais facing a turquoise Mediterranean with white capped waves.

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Luxury hotel in Antibes

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel*****, Antibes, Cote d'Azur.

Cap d'Antibes Beach HotelSet right on the sands of its own private beach, this new, ultra modern hotel is perfect for a family holiday or a quick getaway. The sounds of the lapping wavelets, the bird song in the garden and the water fall from the pool, all sooth away worries and stress. The beach bistro "Le Cap" and "Le Patio Bar" with its deck "board walk" dining means you never have to leave the sun, sea and sand. Even in the winter months where sunbathing is not always possible, the sea views are spectacular. Located in a protected cove on the edge of the peninsula with the marina behind but within walking distance of Juan les Pins village, paradise is upon you. Did we mention their Michelin Starred Chef Philippe Jégo?

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One of Rome's finest hotel restaurants

"Hotel Splendide Royal***** & Restaurant Mirabelle", Rome, Italy.

Hotel Splendide RoyalFor my journey through from Milan to Rome, I chose to go my whole way by Rail. A great way to not only see the countryside but catch up on some reading as well. I was on my way to the fabulous grandeur of the five star luxury Hotel Splendide Royal right in the center of things in Rome. Elegance is the theme and elegant it was from the interiors to the marvelous food.

Their "Mirabelle Restaurant" is one of Rome’s finest eateries and so they proved to me in no uncertain terms.

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One of Rome's restaurant finds

"Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", Rome, Italy.

La Meridiana HotelRome can be justly proud of one of its very best restaurants, "Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", located in the elegant "Regina Hotel Baglioni". Chef Luciano Sarzi Sartori has cooked for George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Silvio Berlusconi, and the Dalai Lama who gifted him with the Scarf of Peace. Just one of the many prizes accumulated by Chef Luciano for his Mediterranean cooking which combines tradition with originality.

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