Last night I was invited to a French gastronomy restaurant, Pierre Orsi. I was surprised with the Decor from the outside, I felt like Christmas, party time. As we walked in to the restaurant, a guy in old fashion costume opened the door for you. Then we were welcomed by well-mannered staffs and they guided us to our table. I was so in love with the decor inside, elegant and effortless. Ps-i also in love with their toilet, omg!! What I admired the most was I felt like home, family dinner. And at the end of the dinner we got a visit from Mr. Orsi, the Chef!!!!
Talking about menu, we didn’t have to take one hour to think what we are going to chose because they made their menu so simple yet what they suggested were sublime, Mmmmm, I was so spoiled.
Salmon tartare was served while we were choosing our dishes… That was delicious.
I am amazed the foods were presented beautifully and so simple, clean. I know there were lots of work behind those simple dishes. By the way the taste were magical; lots of flavors. Gosh!!! I really appreciated my meals.
Here are some pictures I got from my last night dinner.
Beef bourguignon is one of French traditional dishes. It needs time to marinate meat and slow cook. I could say it’s so delicious. By the way, Veggies bourguignon is quite delicious as well, I have to admit that. The ingredients are the same as beef bourguignon but you replace meat with veggies. In my recipes I used ancien vegetables… I actually made vegetable in the oven, I had so much left over so I turned it into viggies bourguignon. I just added some red wine and laurel, salt, sugar and black pepper then some cooking time.
Here we need
half of pumpkin
1 celery rave
garlic, shallots, olive oil
Bourgogne red wine
2tbp of wheat flour
sugar ( I used it to adjust the taste of wine )
salt, black pepper
thyme , laurel, 2 cloves
How to make it
Pre heat the oven to maxi for 15 mins
I cut my veggies in pieces added salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, shallots, thyme, laurel all in one then seasoning as your taste and put in 30 minutes in the oven. ( you can enjoy your veggies like that and add some balsamique venegar or you can continue to the step 3 )
Ready for the oven mmmm
first option grilled veggies
Transfer the veggies in a hot pan, stir with some olive oil then add 1 or 2 tbp of wheat flour ( corn flour). Keep stirring to cook flour with veggies.
then added red wine, keep stirring. You can add some veggie broth if you have or water. keep stirring about 5 mins then lower the heat to the lowest.
now you can add some sugar , then cover the pan and let it cook for 20 mins. Ps- keep your eyes on it cuz it can burn so keep stirring from time to time. you can cook longer if you think it’s necessary.
Such a beautiful day that I had a chance to go to Flee market which is just right in front of my apartment. I walked around then a stand which full of mushrooms caught my eyes. I grabbed some cep mushrooms to make as side dish with my grilled chicken. This would be wonderful. Mmmm
It’s so French, lol… Cèpe persillé…
Here I needed
200g of cep mushrooms
Half brunch of persil ( minced)
2 cloves of garlic ( minced)
Chicken cooking sauce (Since I also grilled my chicken, I use some chicken cooking sauce for my cep mushrooms recipes)
A pin of salt and black pepper for seasoning
How to make it
Cleaned up mushrooms and throw few second in hot boiling water to clean the dirt from them, then rinse with cold water.( advice from the seller lol)… cut as you desire then set aside.
Heat a frying pan wait until it turns hot then put chicken cooked sauce in. Next add minced garlic and persil. stir well until you smell fragrance from the mixture then put your mushrooms in. stir well, salt and pepper. stir again for couple of minutes the voila.
What’s a nice Sunday afternoon! Today is different, I am free from cooking. I am invited to have my Lunch in one of very famous brasseries in Lyon, Brasserie Georges. I’ve always heard about this restaurant. So yeahhhhh!!!!
I walked down the street which was not so glamour, suddenly I found myself in front of an immense entrance, I was welcomed by charming waiter in very old chic fashion. Mmmmm I felt back in old French era. He guided me to my table. Very high ceiling, lots of red benches and white table, few great big chandeliers and the decoration is simple yet so elegant , but somehow my first impression was factory.
The service was good, they gave me menu and I ordered the suggestion of chef, for me that would be the best of the day.
Hock of pork with mashed potatoes
Gratin of red fruit
To be honest the dishes were ok, that’s Lyon foods, but there are alot better in town. I still enjoyed it, even though I couldn’t finish my dish.
I love the small old machine which made birthday songs. That’s so cool!!!
One of the restaurants in my list is tasted. I am happy!!!
Such a beautiful day and I had couple hours free from work. I just walked out to grab a lunch at my neighbor’s restaurant, Café Marmot. I was welcomed by Ben and Jes, the two beautiful people. Since I am on my vegetarian period, they suggested a dish for me it was Brocolli Tarte. That was the 2nd time I ate veggie tarte.
This was delicious, the dough was diffent. Some kind of chataigne flour with poppy seed and seame seed. I loved it. I didn’t ask if they made it though. And I also liked the way they present my dish with green salad, mmmmmm… What I love most about Café Marmot is their desserts !!!!! I love them alllllllllllllllll Uhhhhhh!!!!! Well, this time I tried lemon curd, mmmm, as usual I am so satisfied to end my lunch with this dessert. As we said Happy endding LOL , hey don’t get wild. 😛
A beautiful day with beautiful people then beautiful dishes and delicious !!!
Last night I discovered an Asian buffet Restaurant it called O’planet. It’s a modern restaurant to compare with other Asian Restaurants. I love the big glasses wall and the chandeliers, everywhere. So luxurious as decoration; what caught my eyes the most was golden designed wall. It looks like a wall from Tibetan temple, so so stunning.
I talked with the boss. He was sweet and funny. He has Cambodian face, lol, I asked if he is Cambodian. He said he’s Chinese-Cambodian…
The menus was ok, we could find similar dishes from Asian buffet restaurants. The different was they do have lots of choice of barbecue. I tried the most spicy one but it was not as spicy as I expected, which was normal because they made the sauces base on European tastes. I ate almost everything, what I like most was their Samusa and I loved desserts. We had so many choices, of course those are French desserts. For me it was just like heaven in front of me… I picked up couple of things, I like their coconut pie. I didn’t asked if they were homemade, but my intuition told me that those were bought from somewhere, lol.
I got an infusion to finish my dinner and a big glass of whiskey, Jack Daniel. The boss was joking with me that his whiskey were on sale. He served me a double whiskey. That was very sweet of him and my body got drunk, lol.
Surprisingly, I could walk straight after my whiskey.
No where like home. I love coffee milk, I’d been trying in so many bars and restaurants in #Lyon, France, but I’d never found the taste of coffee milk I had in Cambodia. In France, they made coffee milk in different way, expresso coffee with milk. It’s somehow so light and not as delicious as home. I had tried cappuccino, latte coffee etc… Haaaaaaa,,,,, so complicated. I want my coffee milk.
One day I went to an Asian Restaurant near cours Lafayette, Lyon. The boss of the restaurant was making the coffee milk for his clients. I ordered one as I love trying. * never judge thing until you try 😉 * and then Waoooouuuhhhhh coffee coffee oh my coffee !!!! The one I have been searching for so many years !!!! GOSH !!! The best coffee milk in LYON. You should try it if you are around. The restaurant is Asian Hall !!! His recipe is simple, he said, ” You need Nescafé and concentrated milk. You must know when you put your milk to combine the aroma of coffee and milk ” … So here I have my first amazing coffee milk in LYON. mmmmmmmm