A fine Meze to get into
Mar07

A fine Meze to get into

Our stylish, comfortable apartment in Paphos, is marred only by its misleading distance from the town and the noisy building site it sits within, with its empty swimming pool – not  a great introduction to Cyprus but salvaged in part by one of our fortunate choices of restaurant. Luckily we have a hire car and don’t intend spending much time in the apartment – but we’ve fallen foul of misleading marketing....

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A matched pair in the Loire
Sep20

A matched pair in the Loire

Take a pair of older cars – and their owners – head south through France and discover a matched pair of restaurant and chambre d’hôtes that are ‘off the beaten track’ within the Loire valley. We’d stuck a pin in the map, at roughly a three-hour drive headed south from Cherbourg and then asked Google where the best restaurant was for lunch. As the older of the cars is a 1966 Austin Healey 3000, he’s designated to lead the way and...

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Dining in Dinan with Durand
Oct06

Dining in Dinan with Durand

The excuse – strictly research of course; the justification – a birthday lunch; the result – simply, superbly replete ‘My we bring our dog inside?’ says our niece, on the threshold of l’Atelier Gourmand. ‘Non!’ ‘I believe we’ve a table booked for ten people?’ Non!’ Fabrice Durand’s stern and guileless face creases into a wide smile accompanied by a shrug...

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