Knife & Fork

By Larry Olmsted Summer is coming, and so is backyard cooking season – so make 2018 your best, most delicious year ever. BBQ, grilling, smoking – all things that involve cooking with fire have been red hot the past few years. Thanks to an explosion of cooking related TV shows

By Alexander Lobrano In taking over the kitchen at Racines, a charming bistrots a vins ( a bistro that specializes in wines) in the Passage des Panoramas, talented chef Simone Tondo returns to his roots in more ways than one. Just after arriving in Paris, Tondo worked alongside chef Sven Chartier when the

By Rochelle Lash Bonjour. Hi. Dia duit. Hey, no pressure for St. Patrick’s Day. The Plumes et Glisse B & B in the sporty Tremblant area north of Montreal has an Irish lilt year-round. Think a drop of Bailey’s, a splash of Guinness and a shot of Jameson. As they

By Alexander Lobrano British chef Ollie Clarke has bought the legendary La Régalade in the 14th Arrondissement and is transitioning it towards a new name, Origins 14 – La Régalade. In all likelihood, this will be shortened to Origins 14 once Clarke has settled in, but for the time being, the moniker

By Larry Olmsted For tourists, Las Vegas is the best dining city in the United States, with an abundance of choices for every taste and budget, from stunning Michelin-starred fine dining to mind boggling buffets, and it boasts the greatest number of eateries by standout world-class chefs. As a result,

By Alexander Lobrano A really excellent recent meal at Le Flaubert, which was originally called Le Bistrot d’a Cote when two-star Michelin chef Michel Rostang first opened it thirty years ago, got me to thinking about the impact of the internet on restaurant writing. To wit, the only reason I had

By Larry Olmsted I write on culinary topics for many prominent publications, and had a New York Times Bestsellingfood book come out last year, so eating out is always on my mind. As 2017 winds down, it is time for an annual reflection on my standout restaurant meals from the past

  By Alexander Lobrano Tinkering with a neighborhood institution is always risky, but the new version of Vins des Pyrénées is a solid success. Why? Truth be told, this wonderful old hole-in-the-wall that’s been open in one guise another since 1906 is actually more appealing now than it’s ever been, with much

  By Alexander Lobrano Named for his signature dish–a composition of smoked eel with reglisse  (liquorice root), apples and hazelnuts, Restaurants Eels is the best new table of La Rentree (the Fall season) in Paris. The solid allure of this place is foremost due to the superbly witty, inventive and assured cooking of chef Adrien Ferrand,

By Alexander Lobrano With a striking redesign by British designer Tom Dixon and a tempting new menu by three-star chef Eric Frechon, the legendary Le Drugstore at the top of the Champs-Élysées once again offers a good reason to stroll up the most famous avenue in Paris. This is good news, too, since