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Eggplant Capunatina

Eggplant CapunatinaFrom the new executive chef Ronan Kervarrec of the two Michelin starred restaurant Chevre d'Or in Eze Village high above the Mediterranean coast, comes this refreshing and multi-seasonal antipasto dish with marinated vegetables & honey lemon vinaigrette. Recipe is for both the "haute" version and the faster, easier lunch time version. Click here to go to the recipe. But wait, we have a video showing him preparing the dish! Click here for video. See the full story on the hotel and the restaurant with more videos - see featured stories on the right.




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An E-Magazine of Luxury Hotels, Top Restaurants, Inns &
Other Up-Scale Travel and Food Reviews from Peter and Linda D'Aprix

All our coverage is editorial and entirely subjective reflecting our own personal experiences.
We are dedicated to doggie friendly establishments but not exclusively.

Spring Issue 2015
Featured Hotels and Restaurants
Stories and Reviews



This relaxed hotel is more like a visit to a country house just steps from the center of St. Tropez, yet set in a secluded residential area.

Hotel Bastide de St. Tropez*****, St. Tropez, France

Hotel Bastide St. TropezA quiet, lovely small deluxe five star hotel, filled with charm, great cuisine and walking distance from the center of St. Tropez. The adorable "Hotel La Bastide de Saint Tropez" sits back from a peaceful tree-shaded residential street away from the intensity and energy of perhaps our favorite town in France - St. Tropez.

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A 5 Star Jewel on a hill top just outside St. Tropez

Hotel Château de la Messardière *****, Hotel & Spa, St. Tropez.

Hotel La MessardiereChâteau de la Messardiere is a fabulous five star sprawling hotel with a view over the bay of St. Tropez on one side and on the other the beaches and Mediterranean sea as well as the green quilt of vineyards and wineries of Ramatuelle in the valley below. It has very recently been given a complete make over which never stops so now it is also the "Shining Jewel on the Hill". Its 45 suites and 75 rooms are contained in a variety of different levels, annexes and square pill boxes around the 25 acres of gardens as well as in the original château.

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One of Liguria's finest hotels

"Hotel La Meridiana*****, Garlenda, Liguria, Northwest Italy.

Hotel La MeridianaA Wonderful Country Hotel for Golfers, Gourmets, Beach Goers and Others. Cradled between Monaco to the west (85 kms) and Portofino to the east, Hotel La Meridiana(Relais & Châteaux) is tucked away on the edge of the village of Garlenda in Liguria on the Italian Riviera at Albenga near and the beaches of Alassio. From the earthtone colors of its decor to the hotel and restaurant staff, La Meridiana is warm and welcoming. The rooms provide uniquely Italian colors and textures.

Its restaurant "Il Rosmarino" is excellent as is its 18 hole golf course that attracts golfing enthusiasts from around the world.

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One of Rome's restaurant finds

"Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", Rome, Italy.

La Meridiana HotelRome can be justly proud of one of its very best restaurants, "Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", located in the elegant "Regina Hotel Baglioni". Chef Luciano Sarzi Sartori has cooked for George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Silvio Berlusconi, and the Dalai Lama who gifted him with the Scarf of Peace. Just one of the many prizes accumulated by Chef Luciano for his Mediterranean cooking which combines tradition with originality.

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