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A Ranking of Poulet Rotis in Paris Part Deux

Posted in Food Bites with tags , , , , on November 23, 2009 by amulgandhi

One of my recent posts questioned the quality of poulet roti at the famous Chez L’ami Louis, which once had high praise from a handful of food critics.  Alexander Lobrano has recently created an updated list of the best roasted chicken in Paris and he has kept Chez L’ami Louis off the list.  He has listed L’AOC as the best poulet roti in Paris, which was ranked 17th overall on Le Figaro’s list. Lobrano had the following to say about the poulet roti at L’AOC:

This inviting auberge spins on the axis of a winning formula—serve only products with an official Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée. The poulet aux pattes noire de M. Barreau comes with crunchy sautéed potatoes, and it’s a beauty. Don’t miss the ewe’s milk cheese made by Benedictine monks at the Abbaye de Belloc in the Basque Country. 14 Rue des Fossés St Bernard, 5th

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Observer’s 50 Best Things to Eat in the World

Posted in Food Bites with tags , , on September 24, 2009 by amulgandhi

Recently Killian Fox of The Observer, has compiled a list of the 50 best things to eat in the world and where to eat them.  Not surprising, no Canadian restaurant has made the list with the majority of the places listed being located in Europe or the US.  Here are some of the “best things to eat in the world” according to Killian Fox:

1. Best place to eat: Oysters.
Strangfor Lough, Northern Ireland

Oysters over ice Richard Corrigan reckons Strangford Lough oysters are the world’s best.

“If I were to die tomorrow, I’d walk to Strangford, get a couple of bottles of really cold Chablis, and eat as many Strangford Lough oysters as I could. Then I’d die very happily indeed. There are very few places you can get Strangford Lough oysters now. Last time, we bought some from a company called Cuan and went to a beautiful local pub and opened them ourselves. The speed of the tidal movement, and the huge nutrient richness of the water, is what makes them so good. The only accompaniment you need is lemon juice and black pepper: you’d never ever use vinegar and shallots or Tabasco.”

Cuan Oysters, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, 02897 541461, Continue reading