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A la Colthard/ Colombe d’Or

I make no apologies for reviewing again this restaurant which I visited with a friend yesterday. What makes it so special? Firstly, it is the setting in St Paul de Vence, a hillside town, in an old inn. Although the dining room houses the exceptional art collection on a warm day a table on the [...]

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

a la Colthard

Walking through the Cours Salaya market we were invited to sign a petition in favour of the stall holders and against the restaurants. When the market closes at 2.00pm their area is jet-washed and the restaurants spread into it. My sympathy is with the market and for what it’s worth duly [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard /Colombe dOr

Yesterday we visited for lunch another great institution la Colombe d’Or in St Paul de  Vence. It’s only 30 minutes away by car from La Petite Maison but quite different. It’s a hotel, not an international brand. I suspect though though there never be a poll that la Colombe d’Or is the [...]

March 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

a la Colthard

A topic that came up for discussion which has be come relevant in post-Brexit UK is could one live abroad? My own view is that if I did I would not choose France. There is an attitude of unhelpfulness  bordering on the rude. There were two examples yesterday when  Bob and I had our morning [...]

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Une Journee sur la Cote

Michel Di Vacri We so enjoy the Rust visit here. ‘Monsieur Tickle’ as he is known is quite a character in a region where many British characters have settled. They chose a good time of the year. In May we have the Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix so things get hectic and stay [...]

March 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

Like Bob, I always look forward to the annual Rust pilgrimage to Nice with girlie expectation. We might even start another great Rust debate as to the merits or otherwise of visiting the same place. On one hand, we all know Nice well as this is our third time but on the other as life draws on [...]

March 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Nice

The advance party left a cold and blustery Sussex yesterday early morning and within 5 hours we were enjoying the Royal Sea Food platter in Nice’s finest fish restaurant. The party comprised myself, Daffers and her p/a,  a French lady called Valerie. Valerie had immediately established her [...]

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/ Schwarzreiter/ Bayerischer Hof

I prepped up on Munich restaurants and Schwarzreiter came up trumps. I was concerned as it was located in the Four Seasons Hotel and hotel restaurants can lack atmosphere and attract only a business clientele.  In fact it had a separate entrance and the number of business people were outnumbered [...]

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hell of a journey

Yesterday I had a re-arranged dinner with my godson and his mother in Wimbledon. Our first planned dinner fell right in the middle of the blizzards that brought the country to a stand still when you were advised not to make your journey unless strictly necessary. We rescheduled for last night and I [...]

March 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

al la Colthard/Pascere

It’s tough for a new aspiring restaurant to impose itself in Brighton. The units are either too small or, in the case of the Marina too big and thus incurring large rents and service charges eating into profit margins. Obviously the converse applies if it’s too small: you don’t [...]

March 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

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