French Restaurant – Le Physalis Restaurant http://lephysalisrestaurant.com/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 09:42:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-140x136.png French Restaurant – Le Physalis Restaurant http://lephysalisrestaurant.com/ 32 32 French baker’s colorful ‘art’ croissants line up around the block https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/french-bakers-colorful-art-croissants-line-up-around-the-block/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:44:29 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/french-bakers-colorful-art-croissants-line-up-around-the-block/ A young French baker who started creating artistic and colorful pastries at home during the first lockdown has found success online and in his neighborhood, selling out his entire stock in less than 30 minutes. Maxence Lelait, 22, from Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, started creating the vibrant viennoiserie in his kitchen, with music blaring. Mr Lelait learned […]]]>

A young French baker who started creating artistic and colorful pastries at home during the first lockdown has found success online and in his neighborhood, selling out his entire stock in less than 30 minutes.

Maxence Lelait, 22, from Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, started creating the vibrant viennoiserie in his kitchen, with music blaring.

Mr Lelait learned to cook and bake at the famous Ferrandi School in Paris, but his real passion for making creative pastries developed during the first Covid lockdown in 2020. He previously made hamburger buns at the neighboring restaurant Avec Amour – Le Burger.

Mr. Lelait’s boss, Antonin, bought him a rolling machine to help him make more precise pastries. He practiced for a year before the restaurant said he would be happy to sell his creations on weekends.

And the baked goods were a hit, drawing crowds and long lines. He told HuffPost, “One weekend I broke a record and sold everything in 24 minutes.”

He joked: “[During lockdown] there was nothing to do, so I started making pastries with my rolling pin and my Carrefour butter.

It uses natural dyes to achieve an artistic, multi-colored look. These include cocoa, charcoal and beets.

He said, “I like to innovate without compromising core products. That’s why I focused on pain au chocolat and croissants. I don’t want to lose myself by making things that are too far from the natural product.

He said: “It made my job more interesting than just making hamburger buns… Antonin really helped me so that I didn’t feel lost in a big establishment. »

The Baker said social media had “changed everything”. He said: “Before, I didn’t sell any at all, but the visibility on social media has changed that.”

Last March, he posted a photo of his “prettiest croissant,” and the post went viral. He said, “It was crazy. Likes and retweets came from everywhere. He now has over 50,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter.

The young baker has now left Montreuil and settled in the west of France, so his beautiful pastries are no longer on sale at the restaurant.

He now works at the two-star restaurant La Marine in Noirmoutier. He said, “I’m ready for a new adventure that will surely be full of a lot of new stuff.”

Of his pastries, he says: “I haven’t left the [baking] occupation; maybe I will come back one day!

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Saint Rocco’s feast builds on years of tradition and lots of food https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/saint-roccos-feast-builds-on-years-of-tradition-and-lots-of-food/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 23:29:47 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/saint-roccos-feast-builds-on-years-of-tradition-and-lots-of-food/ Lucille Johnson’s grandfather and uncle helped build St. Rocco’s Church in Glen Cove in 1937. The meatballs served at the Catholic Church’s annual feast of St. Rocco, which ends Sunday, are based on family members’ meatball recipes that have been passed down. for generations. And Johnson, 86, of Glen Cove, has been volunteering at the […]]]>

Lucille Johnson’s grandfather and uncle helped build St. Rocco’s Church in Glen Cove in 1937. The meatballs served at the Catholic Church’s annual feast of St. Rocco, which ends Sunday, are based on family members’ meatball recipes that have been passed down. for generations.

And Johnson, 86, of Glen Cove, has been volunteering at the party for years, helping prepare the homemade Italian specialties that thousands of Long Islanders and others line up each year.

“We made 140 eggplant platters and we did it in one day,” Johnson said of the eggplant parmesan and eggplant rollatini. “We all know what we are doing. We’ve been doing it for years.

Johnson is one of more than 200 volunteers running the event each day, said Maria Greco, 46, of Glen Cove, who helps oversee operations in the ‘pasta pavilion’ at a church hall. .

“Without all the volunteers and all the women cooking, we could never go on,” Greco said.

“These positions have been passed down from generation to generation,” said Reggie Spinello, one of the event coordinators and former mayor of Glen Cove. “It really is one of the most beautiful traditions of the holiday.”

The 46th annual event, which kicked off on Wednesday, also includes carnival rides, games and, in the streets near the church, stalls with decidedly un-Italian dishes like fried Oreos, as well as Italian specialties like freshly cut red and white peaches. wine.

Food preparation began more than three weeks ago, said Johnson, whose family roots, like those of many Glen Cove residents of Italian ancestry, are in Sturno, Italy, east of Naples. . Only 20 women and men prepare and cook the thousands of pounds of food, working like on an assembly line.

Some dishes are fully prepared the same day.

“We had 700 pounds of guts and we ran out of it” on Friday, Johnson said. “So we did it this morning.”

Tripe in red sauce with vegetables is a longtime favorite of some.

Arturo Gomes, the chef and former owner of an Italian-French restaurant in Glen Cove, sent someone to Brooklyn early Saturday morning to buy the tripe.

Some dishes are on the menu every day, Gomes said. Eggplant parmesan is usually the most popular dish, he said. Lasagna, baked clams, rice balls, and pasta with broccoli and sausage are other standards. There are also freshly cooked daily specials, like Saturday shrimp origanata and ribs and pasta.

Joséphine Capobianco, 85, emigrated from Sturno in 1959, has been a volunteer for 30 years.

“I like it because I like my church,” she said. “It’s the only way to make the church work. We built it and we don’t want to let it go.

The proceeds from the feast fund the operations of the church.

St. Rocco still has a Sunday mass in Italian, and although Capobianco is now fluent in English, she attends it every week.

“Those are your roots,” she said.

On Sundays, the party runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the parish grounds at 18 Third St. and surrounding streets. A traditional procession, with a statue of Saint Rocco carried through the neighborhood near the church, begins immediately after the 10:30 a.m. mass, Spinello said. It usually lasts until around 2 p.m., stopping at the homes of sick people, he said.

Saint Rocco is a French saint who died in the 14th century and is considered a protector against epidemics and several diseases.

]]> La Loma in Melbourne also has several types of hot dogs on the menu https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/la-loma-in-melbourne-also-has-several-types-of-hot-dogs-on-the-menu/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 09:09:21 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/la-loma-in-melbourne-also-has-several-types-of-hot-dogs-on-the-menu/ Lyn Dowling | For FLORIDA TODAY Want to read our e-edition? Here are some tips for getting the best experience. When choosing a restaurant to visit at the last minute, you can get frustrated. . . or a rough diamond. The latter was the case with the La Loma Coney Island restaurant, which replaced the […]]]>

Want to read our e-edition? Here are some tips for getting the best experience.

When choosing a restaurant to visit at the last minute, you can get frustrated. . . or a rough diamond.

The latter was the case with the La Loma Coney Island restaurant, which replaced the Old Village on Aurora Road in Melbourne, a place with enormous potential as well as current quality. Now painted in bright colors, the place – a restaurant that has been around for decades – is nothing like its predecessor, having undergone a thorough cleaning and refurbishment.

After: Restaurant Review: This gastropub-style restaurant is just what Port St. John needed

Restaurant review: The Indialantic pizzeria has gained popularity for its good pizzas and fresh salads

Also: Restaurant Review: This Melbourne restaurant has one of the best burgers on the Space Coast

Murals that echo “God Bless America” ​​decorate the walls, Old Glory salutes from every table, and what doesn’t express patriotism and faith speaks loudly of togetherness. It has a large dining room, and the service is fast and efficient, worthy of a first class restaurant.

The menu is thick and extensive, and it’s understandable that the “Coney Island” in the name derives not so much from the Brooklyn resort town as from the (usually Midwestern) hot dog that bears its name, because La Loma has its share of hot dogs. We will be back for some, especially if you have the Cincinnati-style coney or New Jersey all the way to La Loma, but this visit was for breakfast.

There it has pages worth too, and they include Greek and Tex-Mex style variants. We opted for scrambled eggs with cheese, hash browns and a cookie ($7.99); a spinach and feta cheese omelet with oatmeal ($8.99); and a French Mini ($4.99), preceded by an order of pita with tzatziki ($1.99).

The pita was delicious: warm and served with a small plastic cup of respectable tzatziki: a good start, but not as good as the coffee ($2.25), which was worthy of any coffee at twice the area price. Good coffee comes from a clean coffee maker and machine, and it clearly does. That alone is worth a return, and the La Loma mugs were pretty cool too.

The spinach and feta omelette drew praise from our colleague, who loved that it was warm, not too thick or chewy, and full of cheese and veggies; she called it one of the best omelettes of its kind in the region. The English muffin that came with it was nicely toasted, as requested. It happens too rarely.

The French Mini also received a positive review, with a piece of French toast cut in half, a few bits of bacon and scrambled, golden eggs: just enough food. The drink was half and half iced tea, and again, La Loma got it. Everything was delivered as requested, to diner’s satisfaction.

The cheesy scrambled eggs were met with a little less joy, because in this case, “soft cooked” meant a watery touch and not very hot. Yes, I should have asked for the cheese to be cut into the eggs while cooking, as this is a restaurant that simply flop a slice on it: my fault.

The hash browns were warmer than the eggs, and dry; but the sausages and the cookie, okay.

What else?

Real butter came with it, which always brings a smile, and no one blinked when hot tea was ordered. And did I say the service was excellent? It was.

So what we got here was a restaurant we will return to, not for a review, but because we liked it.

No, it’s not smart and cute, trendy and creative. No, he doesn’t give the best presentation in the world. But everything about La Loma is so earnest and decent that it calls you, a diamond in the rough. We’ll see each other there.

Restaurant La Loma Coney Island

Three stars

Address: 1180 Aurora Road, Melbourne

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Call: 321-254-8559

On line: facebook.com/LaLomaCIRestaurant

Other: Breakfast and lunch specials

About our restaurant reviews

The restaurants are rated on a five-star system by FLORIDA TODAY’s reviewer. Reviews are the opinion of the reviewer and take into account the quality of the restaurant’s food, ambience and service. The ratings reflect the quality of what a restaurant can reasonably expect to find. To receive a rating of less than three stars, a restaurant must be tried twice and prove poor each time. Each examiner’s visit is unannounced and paid for by FLORIDA TODAY.

Five stars: Excellent. A rare establishment where we would be proud to take the most demanding guests.

Four stars: Very good. Worth going out of your way. The food, atmosphere and service are always top notch.

Three stars: Good. A pretty good place with satisfying food and service.

Two stars: Fair. Although there is nothing special about this establishment, it will do in a pinch.

One star: Not recommended. Do not bother.

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Newlyweds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck put on a beloved display during their honeymoon in Paris https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/newlyweds-jennifer-lopez-and-ben-affleck-put-on-a-beloved-display-during-their-honeymoon-in-paris/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 17:10:52 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/newlyweds-jennifer-lopez-and-ben-affleck-put-on-a-beloved-display-during-their-honeymoon-in-paris/ They’ve been relaxing in Paris since getting married last weekend in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, 20 years after their first engagement was called off. And Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, 49, continued their honeymoon in the French capital on Sunday as they celebrated his 53rd birthday at the new Christian Dior restaurant. The […]]]>

They’ve been relaxing in Paris since getting married last weekend in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, 20 years after their first engagement was called off.

And Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, 49, continued their honeymoon in the French capital on Sunday as they celebrated his 53rd birthday at the new Christian Dior restaurant.

The singer turned heads in an eye-catching pink midi dress as she left the lavish venue hand-in-hand with hubby Ben.

Loved-up: Jennifer Lopez, 52, and Ben Affleck, 49, continued their honeymoon in Paris on Sunday as they went out for a meal at the new Christian Dior restaurant

Jennifer increased her height in a pair of high heels, while accessorizing with a gold pendant and stylish sunglasses.

She sported a tan makeup palette that accentuated her natural features, while scraping her caramel locks into a ponytail.

Meanwhile, Ben cut a dapper figure in a blue shirt, matching pants and a pair of brown shoes.

The couple were joined on their Paris honeymoon by Ben’s two children, Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, as well as Emme, 14, from Jennifer, who uses neutral pronouns.

Close: Jennifer received a birthday hug from Violet Affleck, Ben's daughter with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, during their outing in Paris on Sunday

Close: Jennifer received a birthday hug from Violet Affleck, Ben’s daughter with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, during their outing in Paris on Sunday

Stunning: The singer turned heads in an eye-catching pink midi dress as she left the lavish venue holding hands with hubby Ben

Stunning: The singer turned heads in an eye-catching pink midi dress as she left the lavish venue holding hands with hubby Ben

Stylish: Jennifer increased her height in a pair of high heels, while accessorizing with a gold pendant and stylish sunglasses

Gorgeous: She sported a bronzed makeup palette that accentuated her natural features, while scraping her caramel locks into a ponytail

Gorgeous: She sported a bronzed makeup palette that accentuated her natural features, while scraping her caramel locks into a ponytail

Gorgeous: She sported a bronzed makeup palette that accentuated her natural features, while scraping her caramel locks into a ponytail

Attracting a crowd: Fans followed the couple with cameras at the ready as they strolled through Paris on Sunday

Attracting a crowd: Fans followed the couple with cameras at the ready as they strolled through Paris on Sunday

Last month, Jennifer introduced Emme using the pronouns “they/them” during a duet at the Las Vegas Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala.

Ben is also the father of a son Samuel, 10, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, whom he married in 2005, while Jennifer is also the mother of the twin of Emme, Maximilian, 14, whose father is singer Marc Anthony.

It comes after Jennifer and Ben’s wedding minister said he had no doubts the couple’s love for each other.

“I’ve done probably 10,000 weddings now, and at this point in my life I have an idea of ​​couples – I can definitely say it was real,” said Ryan Wolfe, who performed the wedding ceremony in Las Vegas on Saturday. People.

Looking good: Ben cut a dapper figure in a blue shirt, matching pants and a pair of brown shoes

Looking good: Ben cut a dapper figure in a blue shirt, matching pants and a pair of brown shoes

Looking good: Ben cut a dapper figure in a blue shirt, matching pants and a pair of brown shoes

Here she is: Birthday girl Jennifer was hard to miss in her plunging dress on Sunday

Here she is: Birthday girl Jennifer was hard to miss in her plunging dress on Sunday

Ryan also predicted the dynamic duo are here for the long haul: “After seeing them and the love they have for each other, I 100% think they’ll last.”

‘They will get there. I believe they have found their soul mates. I truly believe they were made for each other,’ he continued.

“You can see the love they had for each other. They really care and really love each other,’ he added.

Revealing the news of her marriage, Jennifer wrote in her newsletter: “Last night we flew to Vegas, lined up for a license with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world.”

In good company: Jennifer and Ben were joined by a burly bodyguard during their last appearance in Paris

In good company: Jennifer and Ben were joined by a burly bodyguard during their last appearance in Paris

Special day: Jennifer and Ben appeared to be celebrating his 53rd birthday at a local restaurant

Special day: Jennifer and Ben appeared to be celebrating his 53rd birthday at a local restaurant

Family: The couple were joined on their Paris honeymoon by Ben's two children, Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, as well as Emme, 14, from Jennifer, who uses neutral pronouns.

Arm in arm: The tactile pair were inseparable as they roamed the city streets

Family: The couple were also joined on their Paris honeymoon by Ben’s two children, Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, as well as Emme, 14, from Jennifer, who uses neutral pronouns.

Couple: They've been relaxing in Paris since getting married last weekend in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, 20 years after their first engagement was called off

Couple: They’ve been relaxing in Paris since getting married last weekend in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, 20 years after their first engagement was called off

“We barely got to the little white wedding chapel at midnight. They graciously stayed open late for a few minutes, let’s take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, obviously once used by the King himself (but if we wanted Elvis to show up, it cost extra and he was in bed).

Lopez also revealed that she wore a dress from an old movie, while Affleck wore a jacket from her closet for the ceremony.

She said: “We read our own vows in the little chapel and gave each other the rings that we will wear for the rest of our lives. In the end, it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined.

Recurring theme: The couple have been enjoying daily outings in the French capital over the past week

Recurring theme: The couple have been enjoying daily outings in the French capital over the past week

They left: Jennifer was seen climbing into the back of a waiting car as her bodyguard looked on

They left: Jennifer was seen climbing into the back of a waiting car as her bodyguard looked on

May it last forever: “You can see the love they had for each other.  They really care and really love each other,' he added.

May it last forever: “You can see the love they had for each other. They really care and really love each other,’ he added.

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The best honeymoon hotels in Las Vegas https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/the-best-honeymoon-hotels-in-las-vegas/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 22:32:33 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/the-best-honeymoon-hotels-in-las-vegas/ Best overall classification: Bellagio bellagio las vegas Why we chose it This resort has everything under one roof – shopping, entertainment, fine dining and spa – plus newly redesigned rooms at a reasonable price. Notable amenities On-site spa and salon, private cabanas (by reservation) by the pool, Italian marble bathrooms, cashmere pillow-top mattresses Advantages Excellent […]]]>

Best overall classification: Bellagio

bellagio las vegas


Why we chose it

This resort has everything under one roof – shopping, entertainment, fine dining and spa – plus newly redesigned rooms at a reasonable price.

Notable amenities

On-site spa and salon, private cabanas (by reservation) by the pool, Italian marble bathrooms, cashmere pillow-top mattresses

Advantages

  • Excellent luxury shopping
  • Several romantic gourmet restaurants
  • Bellagio fountains offer free nighttime entertainment
  • Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Cirque du Soleil’s “O” and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, all on site

The inconvenients

  • Not all rooms overlook the famous fountains
  • Only four couples treatment rooms at the spa
  • Restaurant reservations are made well in advance

Inspired by a Mediterranean village, with an 8.5-acre central lake and dancing fountains, you could say the Bellagio is the Vegas version of Lake Como, with exquisite European fine dining. The 2,568 rooms in the main tower have just been revamped in a more contemporary style, and the resort has over 500 suites if you want to upgrade your stay.

Dine al fresco at spago, picasso Where LAGO by Julian Serrano for front-row seats to the iconic Bellagio fountain show, or dress up for the eight-course tasting menu at The circus, where there is also a thoughtful vegetarian option. Between the fountains and the over-the-top 14,000 square foot botanical garden that completely changes with each season, there are plenty of photo opportunities.

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Le Duff buys Lecoq to boost Bridor https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/le-duff-buys-lecoq-to-boost-bridor/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 07:47:00 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/le-duff-buys-lecoq-to-boost-bridor/ Bridor has carved out an important place for itself in the high-end frozen bakery and pastry market, with a presence on five continents in Chef Eric Lecoq more than 100 countries. The acquisition of Lecoq Cuisine aims to accelerate this growth, and in particular to strengthen its production capacities in Canada and the United States. […]]]>

Bridor has carved out an important place for itself in the high-end frozen bakery and pastry market, with a presence on five continents in

Chef Eric Lecoq

more than 100 countries. The acquisition of Lecoq Cuisine aims to accelerate this growth, and in particular to strengthen its production capacities in Canada and the United States. To date, Le Duff has invested more than 200 million euros in North American production sites.

Lecoq Cuisine was founded by celebrity pastry chef Eric Lecoq in 1991 and has grown into a major manufacturer with a portfolio of 150 premium pastries, produced at its production facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company has 250 employees and this year recorded $60 million in sales of its famous croissants, danishes, cinnamon rolls and buns, sold in the United States, but also in Canada and the Caribbean.

True to Chef Lecoq’s origins, the bakery follows only traditional French recipes and places great importance on proprietary manufacturing methods to create quality products.

Chef collaborations

This quest for excellence is shared by Bridor, which is constantly innovating to develop exciting products made in accordance with French baking practices.

The company is also known for its collaboration with renowned chefs and artisans, such as the range of Pains Cuisinés with Chef Sébastien Canonne, founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), and a collection of pastries exceptional in partnership with pastry chef Pierre Hermé.

“Having followed Eric Lecoq’s exemplary career with great interest for several years, I am particularly proud of this acquisition. ​said Louis Le Duff, Founder and Chairman of Groupe Le Duff and Bridor.

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Bay Area’s SingleThread Named to World’s 50 Best Restaurants List https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/bay-areas-singlethread-named-to-worlds-50-best-restaurants-list/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 21:49:50 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/bay-areas-singlethread-named-to-worlds-50-best-restaurants-list/ Only one Bay Area fine-dining restaurant makes this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants: SingleThread in Healdsburg. The idyllic restaurant run by couple Katina and Kyle Connaughton in Wine Country took home 50th place. This is the second time they have won the international honour. The 2022 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which annually […]]]>

Only one Bay Area fine-dining restaurant makes this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants: SingleThread in Healdsburg.

The idyllic restaurant run by couple Katina and Kyle Connaughton in Wine Country took home 50th place. This is the second time they have won the international honour. The 2022 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which annually rank high-end restaurants around the world, were announced at a ceremony in London on Monday.

Two prominent Bay Area restaurants that ranked in the top 50 last year, Atelier Crenn and Benu in San Francisco, did not make the cut this year. They did the bottom tier of the top 100 restaurants, Atelier Crenn at no. 71 and Benu at no. 97.

Only three American restaurants were included in this year’s top 50: SingleThread and Atomix and Le Bernadin in New York.

Geranium in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, like many industry awards organizations, have faces criticism in recent years for restaurant choices and an internal voting panel that lacks diversity, as well as not requiring voters to pay for meals. About 1,000 international “expert and foodie travellers” restaurants voted for this year’s list, according to an announcement.

Kyle Connaughton, owner-chef of SingleThread, center, works alongside employees in the kitchen on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Stephen Lam/The Chronicle 2021

Host and actor Stanley Tucci described SingleThread as an “exquisite restaurant” that “blends Japanese influence with produce grown on the couple’s own farm”. It has become a destination for seasonal portable tasting menus as well as its adjoining upscale five-room inn. Katina Connaughton oversees the 24-acre farm, while Kyle Connaughton runs the kitchen.

“After a year marked by a pandemic that challenged the entire restaurant community and a fire in our own kitchen, this is an absolutely amazing time to celebrate,” they wrote on instagram In Monday.

The Connuaghtons have expanded their footprint this year with Little Saint, a huge Healdsburg resort with a casual meatless restaurant, cafe and farm stand.

Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville has earned a permanent spot in the organization’s “Best of the Best” hall of fame, made up of former No. 1 restaurants that no longer qualify for the list. (The purpose of this change, made in 2019, was to diversify the top spots.) The French Laundry won the top spot in 2003 and 2004.

The complete 50 best restaurants in the world listing for 2022 is below:

1. Geranium, Copenhagen

2. Central, Lima

3. Disfrutar, Barcelona

4. Diverxo, Madrid

5. Pujol, Mexico City

6. Asador Exebarri, Atxondo

7. A Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo

8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera

9. Quintonil, Mexico City

10. Le Calandre, Rubano

11. Maido, Lima

12. Uliassi, Senigallia

13. Steirereck, Vienna

14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires

15. Reale, Sangro Castle

16. Elkano, Getaria

17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin

18. Alchemist, Copenhagen

19. Piazza Duomo, Alba

20. Lair, Tokyo

21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian

22. September, Paris

23.La Jane, Antwerp

24. The President, Hong Kong

25. Frantzen, Stockholm

26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin

27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem

28. Le Clarence, Paris

29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano

30. Florilegium, Tokyo

31. Arpege, Paris

32. Mayta, Lima

33. Atomix, New York

34. Hisa Franko, Kabarid

35. The Clove Club, London

36. Odette, Singapore

37. Fyn, Cape Town

38. Jordnaer, Copenhagen

39. Sorn, Bangkok

40. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau

41. The Peak, Osaka

42. Quique Dacosta, Denia

43. Borago, Santiago

44. Le Bernardin, New York

45. Narisawa, Tokyo

46. ​​Belcanto, Lisbon

47. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro

48. Leo, Bogotá

49. Ikoyi, London

50. SingleThread, Healdsburg

Elena Kadvany (her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: elena.kadvany@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @ekadvany

]]> The Latest Ships, Destinations and Onboard Amenities for Summer 2022 Cruises https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/the-latest-ships-destinations-and-onboard-amenities-for-summer-2022-cruises/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 01:15:25 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/the-latest-ships-destinations-and-onboard-amenities-for-summer-2022-cruises/ Seabourn launches the first expedition ship, the Seabourn Venture. Seabourn Cruises have exploded this year, and this summer many lines have brought their entire fleet back into service. Others are resuming routes that were previously on hiatus. Expect new dining options, new destinations and plenty of offers to keep travelers coming back on board. Here […]]]>

Cruises have exploded this year, and this summer many lines have brought their entire fleet back into service. Others are resuming routes that were previously on hiatus. Expect new dining options, new destinations and plenty of offers to keep travelers coming back on board. Here are some of the latest updates and events from major cruise lines around the world for this summer’s busy travel season.

Seabourn launches the first expedition ship

Seabourn Venture will make its maiden voyage this month from Tromso, Norway as the first purpose-built expedition vessel for the line’s fleet of ultra-luxury vessels. With so many luxury lines branching out into expedition cruises, this is an exciting move for the cruise line and its loyal customers looking for all-inclusive cruises. It is also an indication of the changing profile of customers who are interested in more active adventure when travelling. The ship will rotate between the Arctic and the Southern Hemisphere, sailing to Greenland, Iceland, the Amazon and Antarctica.

Celebrity launches interior design partnership with Houzz

If you’ve ever looked at designing a space and wanted to recreate it for your own home, Celebrity Cruises wants to help. His new partnership with Houzz, an interior design platform for designers and enthusiasts to get inspired, allows passengers to purchase products that are part of his ship’s design to enjoy at home. They can “shop the look” created by well-known interior designers Nate Berkus and Kelly Hoppen from the line’s latest ship, Celebrity Beyond. Celebrity Cruises has created its own brand page on the design platform showcasing stateroom and public space products and is the first cruise line to make its onboard design elements available for people to purchase through such a platform.

Emerald Cruises develops luxury yacht destinations

As part of its growing list of destinations, Emerald Cruises expands sailing destinations for Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara for the 2023-2024 season. New itineraries include visits to and around the Caribbean and Central America (including Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia), new stops in the Mediterranean and Adriatic (such as Sardinia, Balearic Islands, Casablanca , Gibraltar and the Canary Islands), and transatlantic voyages. In total, the cruise line will add 15 new countries to its roadmap.

Scenic Reveals Progress of Second Discovery Yacht

Although not fully completed, interested customers can watch the progress of Scenic’s all-new Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, on a new time-lapse video. Scheduled to enter service in the spring of next year, the ship will sail from Lisbon to various Mediterranean and Scottish ports before crossing the Atlantic and between the two polar regions. In 2024, it will also add ports in Australia, Polynesia and Indonesia to its network. The ship, identical to her sibling Scenic Eclipse, comes from the line’s own shipyard in Italy, giving her greater control over the design and timing of her launch.

Celebrate Richard Branson’s 72nd birthday aboard Scarlet Lady

Be one of the privileged guests to join Richard Branson on board Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady as it sets sail next week around the Caribbean with its famous founder on board. Richard Branson will celebrate his 72nd birthday surrounded by his beloved guests who can cheer him on by his side. Round-trip sailing from Miami to Cozumel will include a stop at the Beach Club in Bimini, and guests will have the chance to meet Branson himself. The one-time sailing departs July 17, which may not help future travelers, but is sure to excite long-time fans knowing he often interacts with his guests.

Silversea unveils 8 restaurants for new Silver Nova

Passengers on board the new Silver Nova, its 11th ship which will join the fleet next year, will offer eight iconic restaurants during its navigation. Options include the line’s signature French restaurant, La Dame, and SALT Kitchen, which bases its menus on each destination the ship sails to. Kaiseki will serve Japanese dishes as well as dishes from all over Asia, including Thai and Vietnamese. When it launches next year, it will also be the first cruise ship to be free of local emissions while in port.

MSC Cruises relaunches the gala evening

This previously suspended formal evening where guests join officers and crew for a lavish dinner, performances, photo ops and party is finally back. On pause for Covid-19, the cruise line has announced the return of the passenger favorite gala evening event this summer. The evening is free for all passengers, but it also includes special bonuses like offers on spa services and shopping. Live entertainment now has extended hours and nightclubs have reopened. So that parents can enjoy the evening, the children’s club has also extended its hours.

MSC Seascape adds new family activities

Beginning on her seven-night cruises from December this year, MSC Seascape will deliver 98 hours of live entertainment designed for families across 7,500 square feet of kid-friendly space. The cruise line wants to strengthen its family orientation with new amenities such as interactive game shows and new LEGO rooms for different age groups. Everything will be handled by the ship’s ‘corporate children’s entertainment manager’, a new position who will oversee the new facilities. In addition to the Aquapark, MSC Formula Racer and extended hours for kids and teens clubs, there are interactive opportunities like a “late show” designed for teens and a dance show designed by the same production company of the X Factor and Got Talent series.

Transformed Star Pride Debuts This Summer

Pride of the Windstar Stars is sailing again after a complete refit and expansion that complements the company’s trio of Star Plus class yachts that have received a similar update. In addition to increasing capacity from 212 to 312 passengers, the ship is more environmentally friendly with new engines, generators and advanced efficient wastewater treatment systems. New restaurants, a spa, an infinity pool, and expanded deck space were part of the update. Passengers are entitled to restaurants including a Spanish tapas restaurant by Anthony Sasso, one of the youngest chefs recognized by the Michelin Guide.

Princess departs year-round from Los Angeles

From next summer, Princess Cruises will add a new series of summer cruises from Los Angeles to bolster its already well-stocked network of sailings from the West Coast. Emerald Princess will operate 5- to 16-night itineraries during the company’s first-ever summer season to destinations including ports in Mexico, Hawaii and the California coast. With space for 3,080 guests and nearly 700 balconies, the new crossings will appeal to families looking for summer trips when the kids are out of school. The company is offering a special offer for the first week of launch until July 19 with only a $1 deposit required and $50 free spending money on board per person.

The Celestia Luxury Phinisi yacht heads for the Indonesian archipelago

This traditional Indonesian sailboat will debut next year sailing the Indonesian archipelago visiting ports like Raja Ampat, Komodo and the Spice Islands. Belonging to a brother-sister duo, Celestia focuses on intimate adventures aboard a small ship. This ship has only seven cabins and can visit some of the smaller ports in the region while providing a traditional sailing experience. Although the ships are only available for private cruises, they are small enough to appeal to intimate group events.

Regent Seven Seas unveils new menu for Sette Mari

The cruise line is very popular Restaurant Sette Mari gets a new fleet-wide menu, but not until late next year. It will launch with Seven Seas Grandeur in November 2023, but the rest of the six-ship fleet will receive the same updates. Based on the culinary team’s individual visits to various 16th-century farmhouses (masserias) in the Puglia region, the line came up with an updated menu. Dishes include zucchini alla poverella (zucchini sautéed in wine vinegar, mint and olive oil, cavatelli ai frutti di mare (a traditional seafood pasta dish), insalata di panzanella (traditional salad with crusty bread, onions and tomatoes) and branzino en agrodolce (a mild fish dish with olive oil and spices) among other delicacies.

Regent Seven Seas Grandeur takes shape

It’s not just the food that makes the passengers of the Regent Seven Seas salivate, but also a new ship that’s on the way. Company executives were excited to launch the new Regent Seven Seas Grandeur during a special keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Honoring a maritime tradition, three custom minted coins were placed in the ship’s keel to represent her sister ships (Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Grandeur). The ship will depart in November 2023 with voyages to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the company also launched a series of birthday trip cruises on each of his five ships.

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Matthew Kenney’s Complete Guide to Vegan Restaurants: From Los Angeles to Boston https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/matthew-kenneys-complete-guide-to-vegan-restaurants-from-los-angeles-to-boston/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:09:40 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/matthew-kenneys-complete-guide-to-vegan-restaurants-from-los-angeles-to-boston/ With restaurants on five continents, restaurateur, cookbook author and celebrity chef Matthew Kenney has built a formidable fleet of vegan restaurants. Kenney’s signature style emphasizes the use of whole foods, plant-based ingredients, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and grains to create upscale dishes. range. Her signature raw vegan lasagna, which includes […]]]>

With restaurants on five continents, restaurateur, cookbook author and celebrity chef Matthew Kenney has built a formidable fleet of vegan restaurants.

Kenney’s signature style emphasizes the use of whole foods, plant-based ingredients, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and grains to create upscale dishes. range. Her signature raw vegan lasagna, which includes zucchini noodles, heirloom tomatoes and homemade cashew cheese, is a shining example. Other Kenney restaurant specialties include artisan vegan cheeses and an extensive organic wine list. But Kenney isn’t just about fine dining and small plates: you can also find classic American fare like burgers and fries at his restaurants.

A guide to Matthew Kenney restaurants around the world

Below, you’ll find our guide to Kenney’s restaurants, along with some of his upcoming ventures.

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1 Address

At the end of 2021, Kenney opened Adesse, located on the second floor of the high-end department store Selfridges in London. The menu includes plant-based caviar, a cashew cheese plate, an eggless pavlova, and a long list of cocktails, mocktails, and organic wine.
Location: London, England

2 Alibi

Kenney’s first (and currently only) location in Australia, Alibi offers a colorful menu with standout dishes such as kimchi dumplings, watermelon poke, cashew ricotta stuffed squash blossoms and pavlova for dessert.
Location: Sydney, Australia

3 Althea

Located on the seventh floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago, Althea offers panoramic city views and a menu of chef-prepared dishes like baked vegan mac and cheese, curry risotto and classic Kenney dishes like raw lasagna and kelp noodles cacio e pépé.
Location: Chicago, IL

4 Besine

Located in Plant City, Kenney’s all-vegan food hall, Besina’s menu centers around the chef’s interpretation of Mexican and Latin cuisines. Choose from burritos, croquettes, enchiladas, plant-based quesadillas and more.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

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5 Daredevil Chocolate

Created in collaboration with chocolatier and chef Sebastian Brecht, Casse-Cou Chocolate offers a range of artisanal vegan chocolates such as truffles, caramels and bars. Expect to find bold flavors like citrusy yuzu, tropical passion fruit, and earthy matcha.
Location: New York, NY

6 botanical

Described as a garden-to-table restaurant, the upscale Botanica restaurant showcases ingredients that have been grown in the on-site garden. The menu includes smoked tempeh skewers with zhoug, braised artichokes with curry leaves and roasted tomatoes, cashew mozzarella and a fresh herb salad.
Location: One&Only Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives

seven Casa Planta

Located minutes from the beach at the upscale Igloo Beach Lodge in Costa Rica, Casa Planta elevates tropical ingredients such as papaya, hearts of palm, plantains, and more. Selections include plant-based empanadas, tacos, burgers, and veggie bowls with maduros.
Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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8 double zero

A refined vegan pizzeria with a selection of quality organic wines. The menu offers small plates, wood-fired pizzas (we recommend the classic Margherita with homemade cashew mozzarella or the truffle cashew cream topped with wild mushrooms) and desserts like the cheesecake seasonal dairy-free and ice cream.
Pitches: Baltimore, MD; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Tel Aviv, Israel (coming soon)

9 sheet

In 2018, Kenney partnered with Saudi vegan prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founder and CEO of venture capital fund KBW Ventures, to open the first Folia location in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Years later, the fine dining establishment has locations across the Middle East. The rotating menu features dishes made with seasonal produce that differs by location, but you can expect Kenney’s signature brand of vegan gourmet cuisine.
Pitches: Los Angeles, CA; Manama, Bahrain; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kuwait City, Kuwait; and Riyadah, Saudi Arabia

ten Ladurée By MK

The famous French patisserie and Kenney have collaborated on a plant-based menu that represents some of the most iconic dishes of French cuisine, including mushroom pâté, croque monsieur, vol-au-vent, macaroons and croissants .
Location: Beverly Hills, California; New York, NY; Luxemburg, Luxemburg; and Paris, France

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11 Hungry Angelina

Kenney opened the first Hungry Angelina location in December 2019. The spacious restaurant specializes in plant-based comfort foods like fried pickles, Buffalo fried chicken, pizza, weekly special sandwiches and brunch cocktails.
Pitches: Long Beach, California; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA (coming soon)

12 Kiss

This casual restaurant with three locations across the United States offers an extensive menu of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, coffee drinks, salads, rice bowls and raw desserts.
Pitches: Culver City, California; Miami, Florida; and Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

13 Market

Shop for goods like fermented nut cheeses, artisan pantry goods, cookbooks, and takeout at this cozy vegan market.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

14 mudra

Kenney is bringing his most beloved dishes to Argentina and Spain with Mudrá, which offers upgraded versions of plant-based pizzas and burgers as well as decadent desserts like dairy-free cheesecake and flan de calabaza, aka flan. with pumpkin.
Pitches: Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain

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15 Liora

Located a stone’s throw from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Liora serves classic Kenney fare, like raw vegan lasagna with zucchini and heirloom tomatoes, as well as dishes inspired by famous Maryland dishes, including crab cakes made with plants and a vegetable soup from Maryland.
Location: Baltimore, MD

16 New.Burger

A casual family restaurant designed to appeal to a wide range of palates, New.Burger’s comfort food-focused menu includes plant-based burgers, mac and cheese, salads and decadent desserts like apple cobbler with caramel and a banana sundae.
Location: Providence, RI (inside the Plant City Food Hall)

17 Oleada Cocina

Inspired by the flavors of Mexico, Oleada Cocina offers interpretations of tacos, burritos and ceviches. The word “oleada” means “wave” in Spanish.
Pitches: Beverly Hills, California (Summer 2022); Buenos Aires, Argentina

18 Factory City X

This vegan drive-thru serves up fast food classics like burgers, fries and shakes alongside unique sweet treats like dairy-free fro-yo parfaits.
Pitches: Middletown and Warwick, RI

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19 PlantPub

Boston is known for its pubs, so it’s only fitting that Kenney’s two restaurants in the city’s metropolitan area pay homage to him. The menu, curated by New Englander and celebrity chef Mary Dumont, features pub fare like fries, nachos, cauliflower wings and burgers along with several types of pizza. Like a real pub, it offers a menu of craft beers.
Pitches: Cambridge and Fenway, MA

20 Vegetable Food + Wine

The iconic Plant Food + Wine is the epitome of Kenney’s fine plant-based cuisine. The menu features a mix of dishes made with seasonal local produce as well as staples such as chanterelle mushroom toast, artisan cheese plates and the ever-reliable raw lasagna, plus an extensive organic and biodynamic wine list.
Pitches: Los Angeles, CA; Lima, Peru

21 Stage

Fast-casual meets farm-to-table at this upscale restaurant. The build-your-own-bowl-focused menu highlights a blend of flavors from Middle Eastern, Japanese, and Nordic cuisines, such as falafel, orange-glazed tofu, and golden beets.
Location: New York, NY

22 Sutras

Find Sutra, which serves Japanese-inspired cuisine, on the rooftop of Alo Yoga in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. On the menu you will find crispy tempeh katsu, cold soba, smoked yuba lettuce wraps, macro bowls, spicy carrot rolls and tiramisu with matcha cream.
Location: New York, NY

23 vegetarian

Fast food through the prism of fine vegan cuisine. Veg’d is coming in strong with bodega-inspired breakfast sandwiches like egg and cheese, vegan fried chicken sandwiches, and tater tots. Vegetable lovers are not left out: there is also an extensive menu of cereal bowls.
Location: Costa Mesa, California

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24 Sestine

Inspired by the rustic elegance of homemade pasta, Sestina offers familiar Italian flavors including rigatoni arrabiata, pasta puttanesca, ravioli alfredo, and more. Stop for brunch to try the limoncello waffles and caprese sandwich and order a side of garlic bread for the table.
Pitches: New York, NY; Culver City and Century City, CA (Summer 2022)

Coming in 2023

In winter 2023, Kenney will add two more restaurants to its growing fleet: Bloom in New York and Avivar in San José del Cabo, Mexico. Menus and additional details have yet to be released.

For more on Matthew Kenney, read: Chef Matthew Kenney turns a Del Taco into a vegan drive-thru
Matthew Kenney launches vegan chocolate brand and candy storeChef Matthew Kenney expands vegan restaurant empire

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First Look: Ford’s garage serves up burgers and beer in a retro gas station-themed space https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/first-look-fords-garage-serves-up-burgers-and-beer-in-a-retro-gas-station-themed-space/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://lephysalisrestaurant.com/first-look-fords-garage-serves-up-burgers-and-beer-in-a-retro-gas-station-themed-space/ Ford’s Garagewhose website blurb claims to be “your neighborhood burger and beer, where everyone is welcome,” started in Fort Myers, Fla., in 2012 and arrived in Plano in June. This is another in a long list of cute themed restaurants, this one decorated to look like an early 20th century gas station, complete with fuel […]]]>
Ford’s Garagewhose website blurb claims to be “your neighborhood burger and beer, where everyone is welcome,” started in Fort Myers, Fla., in 2012 and arrived in Plano in June.

This is another in a long list of cute themed restaurants, this one decorated to look like an early 20th century gas station, complete with fuel pumps, air hoses and other Ford memorabilia, including vintage signs, light fixtures and even a Model T hanging above the bar. The theme extends to the serving settings as well: the napkins are blue shop napkins and some of the serving plates look like hubcaps. The waiters even wear mechanic suits. Do you remember the old gas station in Lower Greenville back then? Like that.

“Very good”, you say, “but how is the food?”

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Model T (or A?) above the bar

Hank Vaughn

Well, their main focus is burgers and craft beer. The beer selection is OK, including about 25 beers, about half of which come from craft breweries near and far across the country.

The selection of burgers is good but nothing out of the ordinary. We decided to go with one of our must-haves, a Swiss Mushroom Burger.

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Swiss Mushroom Burger

Hank Vaughn

A brioche bun would have been preferred as a pretzel bun can often be too dense and make the burger hard to eat, but the bun turned out quite light. The burger was tasty, but pedestrian. It’s hard to make a real bad burger, and good burgers are everywhere here. This is just another option. An average option, but an option.

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The burnt ends of the smoked brisket melt

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Our second sandwich was a cast of smoked brisket burnt ends, which is made with burnt ends caramelized in bourbon barbecue sauce with sharp cheddar and bacon jam on toast. It was also… OK. It tasted good but didn’t look like what you would expect from burnt brisket and was more like a ground beef sandwich. Again, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t particularly noteworthy either. The accompanying tater tots, however, were good and well seasoned.

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Edsel’s Hot Pretzels, soft salted pretzels, served with Ford Beer Cheese and Honey Mustard Dip

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Who doesn’t love a good hot pretzel? This was our side selection, called Edsel’s Hot Pretzels on the menu. A strange choice of name considering the flop it was the Edsel, but it was actually very well done. It was four large, soft, salty fry-sized pretzels and two dipping sauces, one honey mustard, the other beer.

We paid our bill and left, but not after first being asked to take a photo of two older gentlemen who wanted to pose in front of the cars and pumps at the entrance, because at the end of the day the decor is the highlight here.

3904 N. Dallas Parkway (Plano); 11am-10pm Monday to Thursday; 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday; 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (brunch) 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday

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