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A Night At The Trough

This is … er … only a true-ish story, this because some significant details have been altered in order to protect the exact location of the venue concerned and indeed my own identity. Yesterday I entertained a party of five at what could be described as one as a chain of high-end restaurants [...]

June 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Orient Express to Paris

When a travel mag I occasionally contribute to offered me a ticket on the Orient Express I readily grabbed my first opportunity to travel on it. It was a strictly work gig. I could not invite my husband or anyone else’s !!! Mind you as my son Tarquin’s Hornby has more space I could not be too [...]

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard /Murmur

The sea front at Brighton has had something of a makeover and is no longer its tawdry self. There is the Harbour Restaurant with its excellent Jetty restaurant , the i360 Watchtower, Shelter Hall, a Victorian Palladian sea-front shelter is being restored and there are now two ‘go to’ [...]

May 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard / The Ivy in the Lanes

The Ivy in London opened in 1917. Beloved by Noel Coward and the theatre set it became enormously popular once again in the 80s and 90s and is now part of the Richard Caring Restaurant empire (Scott’s, Annabels). Many a naughty afternoon in West End hotel began with champagne and Lobster [...]

May 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard : The Market/Western Road Brighton

I am a huge fan of Spanish cuisine. Tapas has generated the concept of shared platters adopted by many cuisines. I like the idea of not taking alcohol on it’s own but accompanied by small helpings of food. Yesterday I returned to Market. The first time I enjoyed the food but not the experience as [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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