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After casting anchor with Les Passionnées along the Canal de Brienne, Florent Linard and David Torelli are now taking on the Canal du Midi! Their new hangout? An old pizzeria with original hardwood floors, dove blue walls and a visible kitchen, where the young Thomas Riquier (ex-Bistrot des Sales Gosses) unveils his cuisine with plenty of arguments in its favor. The day we went for lunch the short menu featured: a lovely organic trout gravlax from the Pyrenees, with a fresh herbed goat cheese cream and a few beetroot preparations (strips, pickles and purée); pollack dressed in a nori leaf and tucked into a fregola sarda risotto with preserved lemon, nasturtium shoots and arugula; before a exo-chic finish via a kalamansi (a small citrus fruit) cream, cilantro shortbread and crispy meringue combo. // P.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Living wines, of course! A striking Bouzeron Massale from Julien Cruchandeau (€5 a glass); Les Sens de la Vie, a fruity Madiran from Le Clos Les Mets d’Ames (€32 a bottle); Prunelart, a round Côtes-du-Tarn from Plageoles (€30)…

PRICE: Menus €19-30 (lunch), €29-49 (dinner), food and wine pairings +€11-22.

The very first Le Fooding Belgium guide!

Le Fooding’s brand-new, unique and totally collector-worthy Belgium guide is a gold mine of hot spots, featuring 400 addresses scattered across Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. Over the magazine’s 164 pages, you’ll discover a slew of new establishments, like the latest hard cider bar worth checking out, alongside well-established institutions, including a tavern opened 250 years ago, plus seven saucy long-form articles, all of which are illustrated by the crème de la crème of Belgian artists…

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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