Restaurant Loiseau des Vignes in Beaune (21), France.

Book your table. The Loiseau restaurants are very often full.

If you go to Beaune, not to far from the very famous ” Hospices de Beaune”, you should manage to have dinner at Loiseau des Vignes.

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Lobster Thermidor, with some Champagne…

Lobster is a great dish, most of the time it is served cold with Mayonaise but a nice way to offer it, is with a Thermidor Sauce. I usually serve it with Champagne.

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Vaux le Vicomte (77), France.

A 17th century masterpiece, Vaux-le-Vicomte was the backdrop to many major historical events and witnessed the tragic eviction of its creator, Nicolas Fouquet, who was imprisoned following an extraordinary trial.

The architect Louis Le Vau  was already enjoying widespread recognition when Fouquet called on his services in 1653. As Principal Architect of the King, he had already erected many Parisian mansions including the Hôtel Lambert. Considered the greatest ambassador of the Italian style in France, Continue reading

Best deal to fly between Paris and New York.

For all flights between Paris Orly and New York, both JFK and Newark, I strongly recommand OPENSKIES.

This small airline is part of British airways, so you will get Avios (BA miles). Of course you will as well be welcome to use your Avios to get upgraded or simply get a mileage ticket. Continue reading