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A LITTLE HISTORY OF MICHELIN STARS

As I head out from the Michelin star restaurant La Scene by lady chef Sophie Le Quellec in Prince de Galles Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris, the thought suddenly comes to me. For a foodie, the name Michelin evocates the best restaurants on the planet, chef celebrities, and large plates with expensive, nano-sized yet pretty and delectable dishes. But to seasoned travellers and car lovers, Michelin is also known as a brand of… tires for sedans and formula racing cars. What do wheels and good food have in common? Birth of the little red book When in 1900 the brothers Andre ... Read More »

BURGUNDY, A KING’S ENVY

If France is a human body, then its heart is Burgundy. Located between Paris and Lyon, Burgundy – or Bourgogne in French – is the pulse of today’s wine world. Unlike Bordeaux or Champagne, Bourgogne is the French wine region to have an English name. The first scripts about Burgundy wine appeared in the fourth century in a letter to Emperor Constantine to defend the precious vineyards of Beaune from taxation. As Burgundy was attracting the attention of British, German and Dutch royals… Read More »

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