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  1. If Alex is open, definitely try it (it's my favorite restauarant in LV). I wasn't particularly thrilled with The Mansion. I dined there the night after Alex, and it couldn't hold a candle to Alex. I did love Le Cirque at the Bellagio (even though I'm not a big fan of the NYC version of Le Cirque). I too can give Le Cirque a big thumbs-up after having dined there this week. We took the pre-theatre prix fixe menu and had a superb lobster bisque followed by the signature sea bass dish and then a lovely souffle to round things off. I know I will sound patronising but this meal was better than
  2. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for the advice on steaks. Our favourite Chinese food is Cantonese or Szechuan at a push. Cheers! Richard
  3. Forgive me if this has been covered in earlier posts but.... I'll be in SF for a few days in September and wanted recommendations on where the best place for steak is? Preferably not too difficult to get to from Union Square. On a different topic, I've read that the best chinese isn't found in China Town...if not then where is it? Cheers! Richard
  4. Hi, Has anyone tried the Six Tables restaurant in Summerlin, Las Vegas? If so, what are your thoughts/opinions? Cheers! Richard
  5. I completely agree. Last summer we tried most of the 1* in this area and there was nothing to touch Le Clos st Pierre. We dined there twice and would have gone a third time if they'd had a free table
  6. We ended up going to Al Frash in Ladypool Rd which we thought was rather good. Cheers! Richard
  7. I had lunch here last week and had the Feeling and Taste menu. Whilst the food was very good I think it was somewhat over-priced. What also left a sour taste in the mouth was being charged €17.50 for a glass of champagne which was a long way short of a reasonable measure and €12.00 for a coffee. Cheers! Richard
  8. Thanks for the advice. I probably should have said that I was mainly interested in hearing about non *'d places, because places with *'s are generally easy enough to get reviews of. Sa.qua.na does sound interesting though! My wife went to Normandy a few years ago and thought the moules were fantastic - she's Belgian so she knows her moules! I'm sure she'd like to repeat the experience. She also raved about the fresh foie gras and calvados...... Trouble is she can't remember where she ate and of course things have probably changed in the intervening years. Cheers! Richard
  9. Anyone got any up-to-date recommendations for restaurants in or around Honfleur? Cheers! Richard
  10. Surprised you didn't like Lasan. It's one of my favourites. If you want Balti, you really have to go to the Balti Triangle, a few miles south of the city centre. Of the places there, I've tried Jyoti's http://www.jyotis.co.uk/ which if you can get past the rediculous appropriation of the Jamie Oliver brand (he ate there once, and was reasonably positive about it) is a good vegetarian Indian restaurant. Certainly no bells and whistles there, but solid homely cooking. For a very cheap and informal lunch, a meat balti at Saleem's is pretty good (Ladypool Road). People speak highly of Al-Frash an
  11. Anyone got any recommendations for balti/indian restaurants in Brum? I tried Lasan and Shimla Pinks few months ago and was sorely disappointed. I'm visiting Brum again in the next few weeks and would be grateful for other recommendations. Cheers! Richard
  12. First, You will really enjoy Mirazur. THe food is exceptional as is the service. I have friends who highly recommend Restaurant Bacon in Juan les Pin for boulubaisse. ← Bacon is in Cap d'Antibes not Juan les Pin ← Oops, my mistake/ Also agree that the lunch deal at Louis XV is amazing and worth every Euro. ← I would also recommend lunch at Louis XV. I was on the Cote D'Azur earlier this summer and the best meals I had (apart from the above) were at the 1* Le Clos St Pierre in Le Rouret which I guess is about 30 minutes drive from Nice. Cheers! Richard
  13. It's about flavor, not consistency. It seems there are a couple of different points of view; some people like the flavor of cooked egg yolks with chocolate, and others think it's a distraction. I'm in the second camp. Chocolate is also one of the flavors that gets muted very easily by milk fat. Because of this I use less than half as much cream in chocolate ice cream as in most other recipes. The fat in yolks may have the same effect. In general, I use about a third as many eggs in my ice creams as most people, because I don't want to notice them. In chocolate I don't use any. ← Okay, than
  14. Thanks, that's very useful advice, I'll checkout their websites.
  15. I was using a 70% cocoa content chocolate as I wanted a real chocolate taste.
  16. I've tried making chocolate ice-cream a number of times using a Magimix Gelato Chef but although the taste is good the texture always turns out to be very grainy, anybody got any idea what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance, Richard
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    Thanks very much, I'll give it a try. I've seen quite a few recipe's on the www but they all seem to be very different and I prefer to use one that someone else has tried out. Thanks again.
  18. Hi, Has anyone made the Indian dessert Barfi? If so and it was successful could you let me have the recipe? Cheers! Richard
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