• Quasi-inconnu en France, Anthony Bourdain était un globe-trotter et surtout un globe-fooder. D'abord chef lui-même, sa passion l'a ensuite amené à voyager dans le monde entier pour découvrir d'autres cultures et d'autres lifestyles à travers les cuisines locales. Curieux insatiable (au propre comme au figuré), ses émissions télé No Reservations, The Layover et surtout Parts Unknown (dans l'épisode sur le Vietnam il avait réussi à convaincre Barack Obama, alors POTUS, de venir partager avec lui un Bun Cha dans un boui-boui à Hanoï, tous les deux assis sur des tabourets en plastique minuscules, Bourdain enseignant à Obama l'art du "slurp" pour manger les nouilles) avaient fait de lui un véritable ambassadeur culturel et de nous des fans assidus.

    Anthony Bourdain s'est suicidé le vendredi 8 juin 2018, à Strasbourg où il tournait la nouvelle saison de Parts Unknown. Il avait 61 ans. Bien sûr je ne le connaissais pas personnellement mais j'adorais le personnage (et quel personnage !), son approche des voyages, de la bouffe et, malgré
    tout, de la vie. Et cette voix...

    Anthony, tu nous manques déjà.

     

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  • Jouevance est une petite épicerie fine qui se trouve à proximité de la gare d’Austerlitz au 14, boulevard de Saint-Marcel.


    Si jamais vous passez par là, avant de prendre le train, et que vous avez besoin d’un cadeau pour un ami ou un membre de la famille, Jouevance a tout ce qu'il vous faut pour faire plaisir.

     
    Vous y trouverez du bon vin avec quelques belles références de la Loire à la Bourgogne en passant évidemment par le Bordelais ; des jus de fruits bio, des pâtés de la maison Vidal, du chocolat de Michel Cluizel, du yaourt de Touraine et des friandises.


    Jouevance se la joue éclectique par la diversité de ses produits et son offre, de plus le gérant, Monsieur Philippe Hô Van Cam est sympathique, avenant et serviable, n’hésitant pas à expliquer à ses clients l’histoire de chaque produit.

     

    Jouevance

    14, boulevard Saint-Marcel

    75005 Paris

    Tél : 01 42 50 20 32

     

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  • At Littleboboon, we travel around the world to review restaurants and hotels for our customers, readers and for our own pleasure.


    One thing we notice is in the hotel industry -- particurlarly at the high-end so called "5-star" resorts -- that not all 5-stars resorts are equal. For instance, let's have a closer look at the Anantara resorts in Thailand which belong to the Minor group.

    We chose Anantara resorts in Thailand to spend our Christmas and New Year holidays with family and friends. We stayed at Anantara Bangkok Riverside from December 23rd 2017 to December 27th 2017, then Anantara Chiang Mai from December 30th to January 2nd 2018, and finally Anantara Bophut from January 2nd to January 6th 2018.


    The Anantara Bangkok Riverside and Anantara Chiang Mai were true 5-star resorts, both were very well located and beautifully built  with great services. Our rooms were nice, clean and superbly designed, especially at Anantara Chiang Mai. Each resort has it own identity and personality, with great breakfast buffet, restaurants and bars.


    Our New Year's eve party with the Phantom of Opera theme at the Anantara Chiang Mai was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand.


    Then came our last stay at the Anantara Bophut.  It was a disaster in every sense, from our arrival to our last day.


    On arrival, we had to wait 40 minutes in the library  before we could check into our rooms.  In the four rooms that we occupied, each room had an issue: in one room, the television was not working, in the others the bathroom had not been cleaned properly, the telephone was not working, the air conditoning was extremely noisy and one headbed lamp was missing.


    The breakfast buffet was very poor compared to Anantara Bangkok or Anantara Chiang Mai.
    One early morning, a call from reception woke us up at 6:20am just to check if there was no fire in our room!  Apparently their fire alarm was not working properly.


    The last issue was for our last day: we had ordered a minivan to go to a restaurant outside the resort. Reception told us that a minivan was on the way only to inform us 15 minutes later that there was no minivan available for our group. When we asked them to order two taxis as there were eight of us, only one was available. Visibly even a simple request they were not able to manage properly.


    That's exactly where the problem laid: in our humble opinion, Anantara Bophut is poorly managed, plus the resort looks quite old and run down, the team lacked training and certainly did not show a client-oriented attitude and sense of service that a 5-star resort demand.


    It was clear to us that we would not recommend Anantara Bophut to our customers and readers.

     

    https://bangkok-riverside.anantara.com

    https://chiang-mai.anantara.com

    https://samui.anantara.com

     

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  • Gaggan ** (Gaggan Anand) - Bangkok, Thailand

    Louison (Gérald Passedat) - Le Puy-Saint-Réparade - France

    Racine * (Kazayuki Tanaka) - Reims - France

    Issaya Siamese Club (Ian Kittichai) - Bangkok - Thailand

    Restaurant AM * (Alexandre Mazzia) - Marseille - France

     Arola * (Sergi Arola) -Sintra - Portugal

    Oak * - (Marcelo Ballardin) - Ghent - Belgium

    Pertinence (Ryunosoke Naito & Kwen Liew) - Paris - France

    La Condesa (Indra Carillo) - Paris - France

    Mraz & Sonh ** (Markus & Manuel Mraz) Vienna - Austria

    Shiki (Alois Trant) - Vienna - Austria

    Alma * (Henrique Sa Pessoa) - Lisboa - Portugal

     

     

     


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  • If you are looking for rare wines, great vintage or very old bottles, incredible Magnum (1,5 L) · Jéroboam (3 L) · Réhoboam (4,5 L) · Mathusalem (6 L) · Salmanazar (9 L),one of the best places in the world to find them is definitely at Vintage & Cie in Paris.

     

    Vintage & Cie is the creation of Louis Duquesne whose passion for great and rare wines made him decide to open a boutique and wine cellar on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris golden triangle.

     

    The notion of rarity and vintage are the principal philosophy of Vintage & Cie. Each bottle, each parcel, each domain has been selected with care, passion and emotion.

     

    Louis Duquesne's goal is to propose what France has best to offer to the world in terms of wine, but not only that, his team and staff also rent to their clients a place to store their great bottles in the most optimal and safest conditions ; they will make you discover an unknown wine domain, they will highlight a new wine maker, and last but not least, they will travel the world to find the bottle that you wish to have in your wine cellar and deliver it to you wherever you are.

     

    Vintage & Cie regularly organises private events and wine tastings, there is even a private salon that can accommodate 10 to 20 people for an exclusive private party among friends.

     

    Do not hesitate for a second and come to Vintage & Cie to discover the wonderful world of great, rare wines, champagnes and spirits and to meet with passionate and dedicated people whose only goal is to please and make you love wine. Vintage & Cie is definitely a place for wine lovers.

     

    Vintage & Cie

    199, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré

    75008 Paris

    Tel: +33(0)966849843

    www.lecerclebyvintageandcie.com

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