Fine Parisian dining

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Nestled on a quiet street in the fashionable Bonne Nouvelle district of Paris, is Bistro Volnay. Recommended by a friend prior to my Easter getaway, I had booked a table in keen anticipation. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with dark wood, art deco mirrors and exquisite table setting. To start, the difficult task of negotiating… Read more »

Enter if you dare

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Through the porn shop, past the bondage mannequin and down the stairs to a cave-like restaurant. The La Bodega Negra experience begins when you dare yourself to go through the inconspicuous entrance. It is candle-lit and bubbling with conversation, a bold and striking atmosphere, which has drummed up much attention since opening a few months… Read more »

Dating and Duck Confit

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Attending a book launch for Sarah Bridge’s fabulous new book about the perils of dating in your late 30’s, http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Catch-Your-Husband-Adventures/dp/1845967984, had left us hungry on the Strand. Opera Tavern delivered two barside seats and (weirdly) a bowl of mixed salad within five minutes of sitting down. Apparently thin people sometimes eat salad first to help them… Read more »