After Christmas and New Year comes the Epiphany and its famous “Galette des rois”! People who live in France and Belgium are familiar with the tradition. If you are new to the area, you will be surprised to see all the pastry shops and bakeries invaded by these round, flat “galettes” made of puff pastry. They are presented with a golden crown made of cardboard, which is used to crown the “king” (or queen) who finds the “fève” – the lucky charm in his or her share of the cake.
Rebelle in NoLIta is a French restaurant in an industrial-chic-style space; a mix of concrete and brick walls; visible black pipes in the ceiling; the bar is made from white marble and is the only element that is bright. It contrasts with the rest of the restaurant, emphasizing the industrial look.
It sounds like the Greek dish Moussaka but it’s not quite the same. For sure both have eggplants but the Lebanese Moussaka’a is a vegetarian dish based on eggplant, chickpeas, tomato, mint, and olive oil. I don’t add any other herbs or spices because I like the taste of the eggplant and chickpeas to dominate in the mouth with a slight touch of tomato and mint.
A perfect place for Shabu-shabu and sushi! You can choose an all-you-can-eat for ¥ 8000 ($65 or 60€) or an a-la-carte menu. Hassan is a 2-min walk from Roppongi station (Exit 1a or 3) and is located beneath a bookstore. My friend Kana found this restaurant and took me during my last trip to Japan.
The Christmas market in Strasbourg is the oldest and most famous market in the world; it’s been around since 1570! 300 wooden chalets are spread out all over the old city, mainly around the magnificent cathedral selling all kinds of Christmas decorations, drinks, and food.
Bistro d’Alberto is a very pleasant little Italian restaurant in the 17th arrondissement. The décor is very warm and cozy, and the welcome is very pleasant and friendly. The service is quick and very professional. The restaurant has been open for 10 years now and Christophe is managing the place like a boss.
With my girlfriends we like to end our exhausting week with a nice and fun happy hour. We always want to change place but for some reason we end up going to the same place each time. This time we decided to change for good!