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Le George: the young and sophisticated brother of Le Cinq

For those who follow me here or in my social networks know already I love visiting new restaurants, trying new brunchs, coffee shops, hotels …. That sensation of new, fresh and motivated service, menus full of probabilities, new mixtures of ingredients, all is fascinating! So I took my time to go to Le George, the newly opened restaurant of Four Seasons George V, and my experience was more than interessant: it was intense, relaxing, rich in flavors. With an exciting and Mediterranean cuisine headed by Italian chef Marco Garfagnini, best 2005 young chef by Gambero Rosso and listed in Michelin guide since 1999, the restaurant, intended and announced as the young alternative to Le Cinq restaurant, run by chef Christian Le Squer. The proposed menu is cool: the idea here is « partager », ie, main courses and desserts are made to share. But do not think you’ll find here burgers and fries: the refinement and exquise go hand in hand here!  The service is truly exceptional: the idea is to feel at home as you were …

Recipe: Tagliatelle with truffles

How about a simple recipe of Tagliatelle with truffles for next weekend? This recipe uses Brisures de truffes noires (black truffles pieces) from Artisan de La Truffe and is really delicious! Ingredients for 4 persons 30g of black Brisures de truffes noires Artisan de la truffe 400g of fresh tagliatelle 40cl of liquid cream 40g of Parmesan with truffles zests Salt and black pepper                                                                                                                                                         Recipe 1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. 2. Add the brisures and black pepper and mix it.     3. Reduce the heat and add the Parmesan with truffles zests. 4. At last, add …

Up for a Christmas tea with Tiger?

I’ve already talked before about danish shop Tiger here (in Portuguese), which I love so much. They have all kind of daily stuff we love for home, kids, adults and eternal kids 🙂 This Christmas moodboard is just to show you a little my winter spirit in this Holidays season.  <3 Tiger are fortunatelly distributed in all Europe (in France they are present in 5 cities: Aix-en-Provence, Cagnes-sur-mer, Lille, Nice, Marseille), thank God 🙂 But when in Paris, pleeeease? To go along with it in this Holiday season, the Betjeman & Barton Christmas tea,  a creation of the historic French house. It consists of a tea from Ceylon and China, along with essential fruit oils with an unique blend of flavors: caramel, maraschino cherry, pineapple and a sweet orange tip. A tea to put under the tree! Take a tour at: http://www.tiger-stores.fr/ and Betjeman & Barton.  

Ladurée Christmas collection: yummy Jeeeze!

I’ve tasted some of the new patisseries of Ladurée for Christmas yesterday and it just goes Oh! Starting with my fav’, the Blanc comme neige bûchette, which is just so delicate and fine: it has a sweet pastry, vanilla and pecans biscuit soaked in mandarin syrup, Tahitian vanilla cream, pecans and candied mandarin, light mousse and meringue wih mandarin zests. Just delicious! The second one, the Marie-Antoinette bûchette Rose Framboise, well you must love roses to appreciate that (which is my cas btw), but it is also very fine and delicate pastry. Formed with macaron biscuit, rose cream, raspberry jam, lychees and raspberries it is a red fruit-rose festival for papilla. And the last but not the least: the famous macarons. They come in this lovely box with pierrot motifs that you can keep after Holidays cos it is just a petit bijoux! Shop Ladurée Christmas specialities here!  

Contest! Champagne Ataïr & Blog da Cibele

Because Christmas is coming and we want (and we need desperately, right?) to celebrate love, I’ve decided to give a gift to my dear readers: a bottle of Champagne Ataïr. So? Are you excited? A little history about the brand: Ataïr is a brand new champagne label and it is pure celebration of love. An ancient Chinese legend is the origin of Valentine’s Day as we know it today. According to it, the star Ataïr would fell in love with the young fairy Vega when she was bathing with her sisters in a lake. Asking in marriage the young fairy, Ataïr proves to be a loving husband and Vega a wonderful wife. But discovering a mere mortal married a fairy, the goddess of heaven separates the young lovers forever, drawing a wide river in the sky, forming the Milky Way. Once a year all the magpies in the world form a bridge over the river, allowing the eternal lovers find themselves during the night. This story of this eternal love inspired the history of Champagne Ataïr. A champagne that …

Baby Trop’: abocanhadas com gosto de Saint-Tropez

Todo mundo já conhece a história da Tarte Tropézienne, né? (contei dela aqui). Agora existem essas miniaturas gourmandes, as Baby Trop’ (tem nome mais lindinho que esse?), deliciosas abocanhadas da receita tradicional, lá de Saint-Tropez. Me lembrei de « Pra lá de Marrakech », mas aí já é um outro departamento… Perfeitas para aquela fominha das 17h, quando dá aquela vontade de um docinho! (Ai, só não vale abusar, hein? Veja os endereços aqui.

La Tarte Tropezienne: Saint-Tropez alert!

É um hambúrguer? Não, mon chèr, é uma Tarte Tropezienne, receita lendária de Alexandre Micka datada de 1955, um segredo de cozinha de sua avó. Micka, que tinha na época sua pâtisserie em Saint-Tropez, logo criou certo burburinho na cidade com sua brioche recheada com creme e salpicada de açúcar . Não longe dali, as filmagens de « Et Dieu créa la femme », e quem vira fã incondicional da torta? A BB, a tal Brigitte Bardot, que fazia o papel principal do filme, a batizando de Tarte Tropezienne. Bom, a partir daí, não preciso falar do sucesso da torta em toda a França, né? Quando se fala nessa torta, o que vem à nossa cabeça? Praia, Saint-Tropez, brisa do mar, férias, sol…Eu nunca tinha provado, minha primeira vez foi ontem, e posso dizer que ela é muito boa 🙂 As lojas oficiais da Tarte Tropezienne estão espalhadas no sul da França e em Paris. Veja os endereços aqui: http://www.latartetropezienne.fr/#!nous-situer La Tarte Tropezienne www.latartetropezienne.fr