Dinner at the Vins des Pyrénées, a Marais Restaurant

Vins des Pyrénées - A Traditional Bistrot in the Heart of the Marais: Vins des Pyrénées is a bistrot that's just three minutes walk from our Marais apartment. Olivier, the owner of our apartment recommended this bistrot to us, saying that the wine is very good and that he often dines here when … [Read more...]

The Asparagus – A Royal Spring Vegetable and Delicacy

With the Onset of Spring Comes the Asparagus Season: At Verger Saint Paul, the greengrocer at 97/99 rue Saint Antoine in the Marais district, we saw stacks of asparagus, both green and white.  Asparagus is a spring vegetable, yet we're into June and there are plentiful supplies of asparagus in … [Read more...]

Lunch at La Zagara – One of the Many Positano Restaurants

La Zagara - A Restaurant With a Delicious-Looking Cakes but the Food and Service Disappointed: There are heaps of restaurants in Positano and our guide, whom we suspect is a bit of a dessert addict, suggested that La Zagara is a good place to take a break as it has the best cakes in town. After … [Read more...]

Linguine alle Vongole – My Favourite Seafood Pasta

Linguine Vongole or Linguine with Clams is a Classic Seafood Pasta in Italy: Linguine alle vongole is one of my favourite pasta dishes and whenever in Italy, linguine vongole is one of the dishes that I try never to miss out on. The recipe is easy enough to prepare but the truth is that I … [Read more...]