On June 15, 2014, Linda and I returned to L’Hostellerie Jérôme with Ron and June.

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Gill, Rouen

July 1, 2014

Gilles Tournadre began his career at 15 as an apprentice at La Couronne in Rouen. After working in several of the grand restaurants of France, he returned to Rouen in 1984 to open his own restaurant. He earned a Michelin star the following year and a second star in 1990, which he has held for the last 24 years.  He has three other restaurants in Rouen and one in Japan, between Osaka and Kobe, which replicates the menu in Rouen. Linda and I went to Gill for dinner the evening of June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day allied  landings on the nearby Normandy coast.

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La Couronne, Rouen

June 24, 2014

A little more than thirty years ago, Linda and I dined at La Couronne, which claims to be the oldest inn in France, dating back to 1345.  We sat by an upstairs window looking out on the Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc had been burned in 1431.  We had the specialty of the house, pressed duck, or canard à la rouennaise.  It was served with light fresh pommes de terres soufflées and was excellent.

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Poséidon, Nice

June 10, 2014

One of Keisuke Matsushima’s three restaurants in Nice was transformed earlier this year. He opened Poséidon in March, 2014, in the site of his former Japanese restaurant, Saison. Kei changed the formula to a fish and seafood restaurant. Linda and I went to Poséidon for dinner the evening of May 13, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Keisuke Matsushima’s eponymous restaurant in Nice continues its success and retains its Michelin star. He has expanded his group to two other restaurants in Nice and one in Tokyo.  Keisuke Matsushima restaurant sticks to its formula of Provençale, particularly Niçoise, cuisine with a few Japanese touches. Linda and I returned for dinner on May 27, 2014.

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Mirazur, Menton 8

May 27, 2014

Even though Mirazur is one of our most frequent blogposts (this is the eighth), we had not been there for a year and a half, and only twice in the last five years. So Linda and I were looking forward to our return for lunch on April 23, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Le Chantecler, Nice 2

December 23, 2013

On December 18, 2013, Linda and I returned to Le Chantecler for a holiday dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

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