thoumieux par sylvestre

We’ve been here several times now and love the neighbourhood. We’ve dined at the brasserie a few times as well as the 2 Michelin starred Thoumieux restaurant upstairs. It’s where they serve breakfast every morning too. As for the food, it’s definitely on our go to. Brasserie for simple quick fare and the Michelin restaurant […]

We’re shifting gears a little as I catch up on our summer road trip still sorting through photos to get up to date. Our local Burgundy friends took us to a lovely brasserie in Beaune for lunch Bistro du Bord de l’eau. It is also attached to a 1* Michelin gourmet restaurant, and I suppose dinner would […]

steak frites RC macau

The Ritz Carlton is a quiet little enclave and possibly my new favourite spot. Love the 51 Lounge with great cocktails, service is always excellent, and here at the Café I am spoken to in different languages by different waitstaff (French, English, Cantonese and Mandarin), which is all great and reflects a very diverse team, since […]


This is our default Sunday brunch place when we wake up and don’t know where to go. Aux Beaux Arts is always a good idea and I always end up ordering the same thing, half a dozen of escargots followed by mussels and fries or the chicken stuffed with foie gras. It never fails me. […]

Year end de-cluttering and trying to finish up my food and travel posts before end of 2014! I’m revisiting lots of photos from our last trip back to France in September. We had a quick and very enjoyable lunch at Jean François Piège’s Thoumieux brasserie, which I’d highly recommend as a pitstop before hitting the shops […]

I’m frantically catching up with blog posts during this Chinese New Year holiday seasons as I’m just nearly up to speed on work emails. Now that I’m done sorting through hundreds of photos and working through my to-do list, I’ve been spending more time going through ideas for collaborations and working on new personal projects […]


Our local friend recommended we come to this brasserie for lunch, especially for the escargots and beef tartare. Both were brilliantly done. They do the beef tartare the classic way here-with capers, which served as a nice accelerator to the dish. I had moules frites Mussels to follow which was also delish. We had glorious […]