Christmas at Els Quatre Gats

25 Dec Feliz Navidad @ Els Quatre Gats

Feliz Navidad from Els Quatre Gats Amigos!!! We are celebrating Christmas this year in buzzing Barcelona! Yesterday was Christmas Eve and we went to the most amazing restaurant ever! Here are the deets ;) Els Quatre Gats is the name of a café in Barcelona, Spain that famously became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Cataluña. The...

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Its the season to eat, drink and be merry!

24 Dec Exploring French Villages this Christmas

My Paatram is in Christmas mode and that means feasting on a LOT of sugary goodness! Must tries if you’re in France and exploring the Village de Noël.. L-R : Amorino flower gelato in Srilankan coconut, chocolate noir and salted caramel, churros loaded with nutella, chocolate praline brioche Ok time to gulp these down with my vin chaud! Yummmm…. (at Village de Noël, Nice) [caption...

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The Beautiful Riviera

20 Dec Riviera Trip – What not to miss!

Chanced upon this beautiful Lebanese restaurant called Le Phenicia in this cute town called Antibes in the Riviera. What we ordered Cocktail - Rum and mint lemonade Mezze - Moussaka Main course - Arayes (minced lamb and parsley with crusty bread) and Chawarma (with grilled chicken) What we loved EVERYTHING! The sea views, service, taste, presentation, prices! Will we come back? Hope so! But highly recommended if you’re...

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Friends for keeps, weekend trip to Saint Malo and Mont St Michel

16 Dec Post Exam Weekend Getaway to Saint Malo, France

So exams are over and it is time for celebration. So we pick up our backpacks and head out for a quick getaway to Oyster land to celebrate the success of the Rabbit and the Blanquette! Saint Malo, you fortified beauty, stole my heart! Saturday in Saint Malo and Sunday at Mont Saint Michel Abbey, is by the far the best weekend I had...

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Our Crazy Chefs to-be

14 Dec Boat Cruise on River Seine

Rightly said, “Cooking begins long before the pots touch the stove, it’s passion, taste, talent and constant renovation that creates memorable food.” Gonna miss this passionate talented bunch! I have been so lucky to find amazing friends during my short stint in Paris. This city was always my favorite, now after Le Cordon Bleu experience, it will have a very special place in...

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Tagliatelle Making in Progress

10 Dec Tagliatelle Thursdays

Why is time flying by so fast! It is already last week before the exams. =( But no time to feel sad! This week we have some really interesting dishes lined up! We have not touched Italian food till now and finally we are doing Tagliatelle today followed by gnocchi tomorrow! Cannot wait woohoo.. Tonight my dinner will be handmade pasta with...

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Chocolate Flan from Maison Philippe Pele, Versailles

05 Dec Versailles Nibblin’

So it is a Sunday! After a 6 day hectic week, you don't know how much you appreciate Sundays. The one day you have to sleep, laundry, buy bread, eggs, fruit AND travel around! So finally when we were done with the first three items we picked up our car to check out Versailles. Well, it would be a shame if...

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tenderloin steak with bearnaise and artichoke

03 Dec Tenderloin Steak Class

As our chef said, “Rare good quality steak, awesome Bearnaise, some good wine and a beautiful woman, all you need for a perfect evening.” I have been waiting to cook some beef and veal after all the rabbit/chicken beheadings! Finally today we got to cook some steak. My creation today - Tenderloin steak with thick cut fries and Béarnaise in dans un...

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La Fermière Madagascar Vanilla Yogurt

02 Dec Snackin’ Paris

Nothing better than a pot of Madagascar vanilla yogurt from La Fermière on an early Wednesday night. My Airbnb flatmate Maylis (check out her cool lifestyle blog called Stella Paris) introduced me to this deliciously creamy goodness. Never had I tried yogurt that tasted like vanilla mousse! You have to give it a shot if you're in France. Easy to find, just...

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