First edition of our new newsletter, we will share with you once a month from now on, our best of in Paris and London. Many of you live between the 2 cities for business or personal reasons and the same goes for us. Charlotte is about to start a new professional commitment in Paris, if you look for a flat to buy she’s the one to contact with. Fortunately, she plans to keep going back and forth , the opportunity for us to exchange cross-looks on 3 main topics: the new foodie places, a cultural outing and the event you can’t miss. The Pergola in London vs Papa cabane in Paris, the 200th anniversary of the Dulwich Picture Gallery vs Cezanne at Orsay, the wine week vs the Jazz festival, which city will seduce you this month? Get the most of it with the description and the links below.
Two bank holidays in a month…. No doubt, May is coming. You will have plenty of time to discover and to enjoy what London has to offer. This month, we’ve made with Marine an eclectic selection where you could see us in our favourite playground. From art and flower exhibitions to open air theatre or Peckham Rye Festival, it’s time to plan your weekend activities. Welcome in May and welcome in London.
Not so easy to find a charming but relaxing place in the thrilling Trafalgar Square…but we were not afraid by the challenge. Previously, we had confess our admiration for the UK designer Tom Dixon, that’s why when Charlotte has heard the Bronte (not a tribute to the Victorian poetess but to the Admiral Nelson, earl of Bronte, who has his status standing nearby) was the bar and restaurant opened in July 2016, designed by him, we haven’t hesitated too much…. Hopefully, we haven’t been disappointed at all. On this Saturday afternoon, we chose the Afternoon Tea, an exquisite and generous selection at £24. One of the best we have tried until now. High quality ingredients in the finger sandwichs, delicious selection of “petits fours” (lemon tart, eclair, cheesecake, chocolate mousse…) but above all the perfect recipe of scones. With its golden and copper reflects, the lights are welcoming and refined at the same time. For once, you have a lot of room between each table and few stairs on the left, 3 curtains here and there helps to create a cosy atmosphere and an out of time moment. And as an image is worth a thousand words…look at ours pics below.
A new comer in the Victoria’s neighbourhood on the food stage from February: it’s Aster. This French-Finnish restaurant gathers a Déli, a Café and a more classical restaurant. Furbished by the talented Russel Sage Studio (who has already created the Dishoom and Bounce interiors amongst a lot of luxury hotels, bars and restaurants), you will find a cosy inside, a vintage bar with an antique gold patina, some surprising and aerial lights and an incredible painting. Our advise: book a table at the café and share a lot of nibbles, sides, and starters to discover the nordic cooking interpreted by Helena Puolakka. We recommend the golden beetroot salad, the pork roll with the aquavit mustard, the wild shrimps and of course the home cured salmon. The beetroot borscht is very thirst-quenching and the duck salad delicious (ordering the small size is enough). The whole team is very caring and you can’t imagine a nicer welcome. Good to know, upstairs, you have 2 private dining rooms you can book for corporate events or a special occasion.
Treat yourself by supporting the highly talented students of Open Kitchen. As a part of their training, they cook for you, they serve you and they do it well! Enjoy at the same time a pleasant lunch in a new refurbished place, at the best price. they Starters and dessert at £4, mains at £7. Continue reading “Open Kitchen, lunch in Hoxton”