Posts Tagged ‘French’

Gaddi’s Restaurant, Peninsula Hotel – Hong Kong

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

By Carole Chung

1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel. (852) 2920 2888
Credit Cards: Yes
Corkage Fee:$400

Gaddi’s opened in 1953 and has maintained its reputation as an elegant and superb restaurant, even in the face of newer restaurants appearing on the scene. It is decorated with beautiful French crystal chandeliers, a luxurious Tai Ping carpet, and a Chinese coromandel screen dating from 1670 which, compliments the gourmet French cuisine and magnificent wine list. A private dining room provides an excellent space for special occasions.
A sample menu appears below. It is for your reference only as dishes may occasionally change.


July 14th Bastille Day Celebrations – Los Angeles

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Bastille Day is a “non event” in Bangkok although in Los Angeles they still have some Gallic Spirit left:

Bastille Day Dinners:

WEST HOLLYWOOD: In honor of Bastille Day, Comme Ca will have a special $48 three-course menu on Monday, July 14. Some options include fresh melon soup with crab and creme fraiche, braised lamb shank and cherry clafoutis. (From EaterWire)

SANTA MONICA: Josiah Citrin and Melisse will have a Bastille Day dinner to benefit Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (From C-CAP). Some of the students and graduats will help Citrin with things like vichysoise, beouf Bourgouignon and tarte tatin. Monday, July 14; $130 per person. (From EaterWire)

CENTURY CITY: Jean Francois Meteigner will host an $85 prix fixe from 6pm-9:30pm at La Cachette on Monday, July 14. “Live accordian music and French spirit” included. (From EaterWire)

Delicieuse French Ice Cream – Redondo Beach, California

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

This Concept Sounds Very Interesting:

Delicieuse Lychee Sorbet & Strawberry Basil Sorbet

I have heard some good reports about the artisanale ice cream that is made by this company using only organic and natural products at:

Delicieuse Café and Boutique

2503 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278, 310.793.7979

16 Delicieuse Flavors of Ice Cream and Sorbet are Sold Individually in Scoops, Pint and Quart sized containers at the Café (Flavors are Seasonal).

Monday thru Thursday (Not open to the public. Dedicated to ice cream manufacturing)
Friday – 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm (Lunch) 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Dessert Only)
Saturday – 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm (Lunch and Dinner. Last dinner service at 8:00 pm)
Sunday – 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm (Lunch only. Last lunch service at 3:00 pm)
For more information:

Since each fruit harvested in never the same, the flavor and quality of Delicieuse ice cream and sorbet is controlled by a refractometer.

At this time, it has one store in Redondo Beach with probably more stores to follow? You may also purchase some of the goat milk ice cream and sorbets at:
Whole Foods, Santa Monica,
2201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403, 310.315.0662
Beverly Glen Marketplace
2964 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077, 310.475.0829
8777 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, 310.559.4770

The flavors are amazing in their variation and inventiveness:


Figue ~ Fig
Menthe ~ Mint
Café ~ Coffee
Coco ~ Coconut
Yaourt ~ Yogurt
Safran ~ Affron
Cognac ~ Cognac
Canelle ~ Cinnamon
Fraise ~ Strawberry
Pistache ~ Pistachio
Chene de Rians ~ Oak
Lavande ~ Lavender
Vanille ~ Vanilla Bean
Cacahutte ~ Peanut Butter
Peche Blanche ~ White Peach
Syrop D`Erable ~ Maple Syrup
Fromage Blanc ~ Fromage Blanc
Glace Mangue ~ Mango Ice Cream
Banana Flambee ~ Banana Flambee
Glace Vanille Au Lait Chevre ~ Goat’s Milk
Caramel a la Fleur de Sel ~ Caramel with Salt
Au Jeune Riz Vietnamien ~ Vietnamese Rice
Chocolat aux Noisette ~ Chocolate Hazelnut
Creme Glacee de Earl Grey ~ Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream
Chocolat A La Couverture Concorde ~ Deep Dark Chocolate
Dua avec Coco ~ Asian Vanilla Ice Cream with Young coconut


Lavender Goat’s Milk Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream
Goat’s Milk Yougurt Ice Cream
Caramel Goat’s Milk Ice Cream with Salt
Peanut Butter Goat’s Milk Ice Cream
Coffee with Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

In Paris: Takeout Escargots

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Paris: Doreen Carvajal has information on where to buy “Snails To Go”.

La Maison de l’Escargot, with a history dating back to 1894, is located on a tranquil side street of Rue Fondary. There is no longer any competition so the sole survivor in Paris is La Maison l’Escargot.

She says, “I usually buy my escargots from snail farmers at weekend markets. But with an escargot emergency for a celebratory dinner, I ventured out in search of the maison where I half expected to see live snails crawling around in basins and pots of bouillon. Instead I found an airy shop with baskets stocked with two common varieties of wild French snails—bourgogne and petits gris—rated and priced according to different calibers.”

Indigo – Bangkok

Saturday, April 26th, 2008


Open: Daily from 11:30 lunch dinner 5:30pm
6 Convent Road
Bangkok, 10500
Tel: 02-235-3268
Owner: Alain Le Roy
Credit Cards: All major cards
Prices: Moderate

A couple of minutes walk from the BTS Saladaeng station and hidden at the end of a small soi off Soi Convent directly across from Molly Malone’s Irish Bar you will find this delightful French restaurant in a converted Thai house. It has a large bar with French doors that open out onto a courtyard where umbrella covered tables make a nice place to be seated in good weather. Snoopy the resident bartender is a friendly sort who is willing to entertain you with some magical tricks or prepare an excellent cocktail, he performs both equally well. The bar is a meeting place for French ex patriots and others who are informed enough to find this obscure location in the first place.

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In season they import fresh oysters, bigorneax, bulots and shrimp from France. Overall, I really like the place and I always feel comfortable having a drink at the bar or a dinner in the dining room with friends. The rooms are laid out well, with tables not too far apart to kill energy levels and not too close that you feel that you are almost sitting in your neighbor’s lap.

The cooking tends to vary from good to acceptable depending on, I have not figured out exactly what, during the reign of several chefs over quite a few years.

Oysters from France