London French TV clip, a few addresses and “Bienvenue à Londres” to all!

The line up at the Institut Français- south Ken

The line up at the Institut Français- south Kensington

The conference Bienvenue à Londres last Friday gathered 6 speakers in the Salon of the French Institute with the sole objective to introduce our favourite city to new comers. We talked false friends, language tricks, cultural differences, culinary treasures and local secrets! All credit to the organisers, the room was packed.

Check out the clip done by Cedric from London French TV.

My task was to present British Gastronomy, a tall order in 15 minutes but obviously my number one subject, as you know from this blog! You cannot read my posts and not be convinced that London is the best place to be for food and drink! Especially right now and here is why:

In October, with the London Restaurant Festival in full swing, this town goes crazy about food – something very un-English some would say…  But crazy it goes indeed and there are some wonderful discounts around for the discerning palate. So here is a post about eating out rather than eating in!

WE just sampled the most wonderful food from l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden and were looked after by the most charming staff, from sommelier to doorman. The food was creative and beautiful and I loved the lush green plant wall, the exotic wood counter and the eccentric wall covering made of spices behind glass panels. I just regretted not being able to climb to the bar-terrace for a post dinner cocktail but weather not permitting at all.

Spice wall at Joel Robuchon

Spice wall at Joel Robuchon

SO before the end of the month, I urge you to go and try out the LRF offers and support the thriving restaurant scene out there. October is decidedly the best month to eat out, take my word for it – I have been out constantly!

Tchin!

Tchin!

 

 

2 responses to “London French TV clip, a few addresses and “Bienvenue à Londres” to all!

  1. Ravie moi aussi de voir que tu pédales toujours toi aussi sur ton blog ;)))
    (ton message sur le mien du 15/01 était un peu passé à la trappe, mais très heureuse de voir que tu y jettes un oeil de temps en temps !)
    je t’embrasse bien fort et j’espère que tout va bien chez vous !
    embrasse mes petits chéris de ma part, surtout C !
    bon, et maintenant je vais me balader sur ton blog !
    Camille

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