Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nightmare hotels

 Some hotels in London are managed by people who never have been in an hotel before.Or maybe by people who just plain hate mankind. Creepy Queen’s portraits. Weird arrangements for the tissues in the tissues’s box. Impossible Hair dryer attached in the drawer( ???). Shower cabin for anorexic dwarfs. Avoid. Strathmore hotel. ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–


Maison Plisson

This boho hangout offers  very basic fare ( salads, charcuterie)  



 for very chic people. Three things to highlight:the waiters, probably the nicer people in Paris , an extremely good  champagne maison,  offered in big glasses at a great price, and an amazingly airy chocolate mousse.

On toast

Almost everything in England is on toast: eggs, hummus, cheese…and even  skippers. In Robin Hoods’s Bay ( Yorkshire) , the lovely  Old Post office tea shop offers a cozy place for cream tea and all kinds of things on toast. The village  is one of  the most beautiful places in the Yorkshire coast.


Citric game

A refreshing gem of a cake in “Xococake”, a chocolate shop with all kinds of chocolates and butter croissants to die for , in the centre of Barcelona ( Gran de Grร cia). With grapefruit, orange, lime , ginger and lemon mousse , this is one of the lightest and tastiest cakes I ever tried.