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Avocado style

The avocado is so in right now, whether it is spread on a toast, twisted in a dessert or cut into the shape of flowers, the hashtags avocatotoast or avocadorose have exploded on Instagram. So if you are fans of this delicious fruit, this is how you can get dressed. Such a fan of these shoes!

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1. Espadrilles – Soludos x Jason Polan –> Saks (70€)

2. Socks –> Urban outfitters (7$)

3. Earrings –> Etsy (17€)

4. Sweat –> RAD (32$)

5. Cap –> Inu Inu

6. Poster –> Etsy (13,75)

7. iPhone case –> Etsy (13)

 


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Meriggio

In the lively Grands Boulevards neighborhood, Meriggio transports us directly to Italian lands. You can come here to drink your morning coffee, eat lasagna on the run at noon, drink a spritz for apéritif or stay longer for dinner around typical Italian dishes. This warm modern trattoria – marble tables, parquet and colored tiles – offers generous plates, and carefully selected products from small Italian producers shipped weekly, like mortadella or truffled pecorino that you can also buy. The burrata is creamy, the vitello tonnato is melting like a carpaccio, and we can’t get enough of the parmigiana or the limoncello pannacotta!

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3 Rue Rougemont

75009 Paris

 

Formule café + panteonne: 5€

Plats : 11/20€

Desserts: 8€

 


Gluten-free asparagus tart

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Maybe you’ve noticed already, I stopped gluten a few months ago – not to follow trends as some might think – and I see a real effect on my health. All that to say that I improvised this gluten free pastry which is just a killer, without wanting to pride :-) It’s as good or even better than a normal one! However it is more friable. I served it with seasonal asparagus, you can even sprinkle them with grated parmesan. I used a lemon salt that I brought back from Portugal, a true delight! I will prepare a supplement on Lisbon city guide soon! Stay tuned !

The Ingredients

- 100g corn flour
- 100 de rice flour
- 100g salted butter (soft)
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 egg
- a dozen fresh asparagus
- a few pine nuts
- 5 tablespoons of mascarpone

The Recipe

1. Beat the egg, then add the flour. Add the softened butter cut into small pieces.
2. Mix well, then add the water. Form a ball.
3. You can then roll out the dough (you can also chill it for 1H before in the fridge) on a greaseproof paper.
4. In a buttered mold, place the dough and the mascarpone on top. Wash and peel the end of the asparagus, and place them in the mold as tight as possible.
5. Add salt and pepper, the pine nuts, and sprinkle with olive oil.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes at 180°C.

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Tawlet – Beirut

I had the chance to give a workshop in Beirut last month, and discovered this vibrant, puzzling, amazing city! Lebanese food is absolutely delicious, I really enjoyed myself eating mini crunchy cucumbers, tabbouleh, eggplants cooked a thousand different ways… I also discovered the “white coffee”, which is actually the essence of orange blossom infused in hot water! I was taken to this very nice organic restaurant, which invites women every week from the mountains to come and cook their specialties. They all come from different backgrounds, that day the chef was Palestinian: sheep tartare, labneh, bean salad, lamb marinated in spices, rice with pine nuts … A gargantuan buffet of organic fresh products from the region, savoury and sweets like seasonal fruits, cakes with honey, pistachio, figs … You can even buy organic products from the region, thyme, sumac, olive oil, and pretty ceramics. 
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A Cevicheria – Lisbon

Kiko Martins graduated in marketing but quickly realized that his future was dedicated to cooking. After studying and working in Paris and London (The Fat Duck, Ledoyen, Eleven), he left for Mozambique for a humanitarian project. In 2010, he traveled the world with his wife, and ate with the natives of 26 countries, all turned into a book, Eat the World. Back to Lisbon with lots of ideas in his head and inspired by world cuisine, Kiko launched in 2013 O Tahlo, a project born from the desire to innovate and find new ways to eat meat, a butcher shop-restaurant. A year later, he opened A Cevicheria, his fish restaurant, inspired by Peruvian ceviches. Between TV shows, books, conferences and training, the chef never stops!

A giant octopus flying above a marble backlit countertop, azulejos tiles of the floor, and the iconic swallow bird cut out into the metal doors, the decor is here has elaborated as the plates. The chef revisits the famous Portuguese cod into a ceviche with a lime broth on a chestnut cream. The half cooked scallops are cluttered with a chilli crust, surrounded by a potato foam, egg cooked at low temperature and asparagus tagliatelle. The octopus smoked by the chef in front of us, is savoured with barbecue sauce and black squid ink potato puree. For dessert, the banana and chocolate mousse with salted caramel is perfect, while the surprising mix of celery granita, candied avocado, espuma of green apple and pistachio financier lacks a little balance. Although the dishes cost about 12 euros, the note quickly rises up with drinks, cuttlery and bread (which they charge you in Portugal)… We still are more than won over!

A Cevicheria
Rua Dom Pedro V 129
Lisboa

Open from 12:30 until midnight
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Cooking and cinema

Pour la troisième année, Nespresso – partenaire officiel du Festival de Cannes – organise des dîners d’exception avec des chefs de renom autour du cinéma.
Pour le premier dîner des jeudi 12 et vendredi 13 mai, c’est le chef Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette, Arles – 1 * Michelin) qui s’est glissé dans Underground d’Emir Kusturica. Emu par le rythme effréné et la folie de cette incroyable amitié (qui valu à Kusturica sa deuxième Palme d’Or en 1995), le chef propose une cuisine brute et dynamique autour de légumes grillés.

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Les samedi 14 et dimanche 15 mai, c’est au tour de Jean-François Piège (Le Grand Restaurant, 2*) de faire son cinéma. Le chef renommé célèbre Le Guépard, de Luchino Visconti, Palme d’Or à Cannes en 1963. Il va s’inspirer de la cuisine italienne et revisiter des plats qu’on croit tous connaître, tout en finesse et élégance…Des trompe-l’oeil étonnants, comme ses fameuses spaguetti carbonara qui sont en réalité des calamars!

about-foood_les_chefs_font_leur_cinema_jean-francois_piegeEt c’est Cédric Béchade (L’Auberge Basque, St Pée sur Nivelle – 1 * Michelin) qui ferme la danse mardi et mercredi 18 mai, et qui se glisse dans la peau de Jean Dujardin de The Artist, de Michel Hazanavicius, qui gagne le Prix d’Interprétation masculine en 2011.

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