Foodie Travelers Are Applauding Paris’s First British Brasserie

A new Parisian restaurant has just proven UK food can hold its own against French haut cuisine. After only three months, the British brasserie L’Entente has become one of the hottest restaurants in the City of Lights.

Although head chef & restaurant owner Oliver Woodhead was born in the UK, he has lived and worked in Paris for about 20 years. He told reporters it was extremely difficult overcoming prejudices in the Parisian restaurant industry when he mentioned his idea for a brasserie with an all-English menu. Luckily for Woodhead, his gut instinct was correct: there is a high demand in Paris for great British food.

Chef Woodhead believes the French love L’Entente’s menu because of its rustic simplicity. All of the ingredients used in Woodhead’s kitchen are produced in France (except the cheeses), but the dishes and inspired by his childhood memories growing up in England.

Although this restaurant opened only three months ago, a few favorite dishes have already emerged. Waiters at L’Entente say the top menu item by far is the Shepherd’s Pie. Other comforting items L’Entente chefs cook up every day include Fish Cakes with Sorrel Cream, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, and the Onglet Steak with Anchovy Butter.

L’Entente is getting a lot more press lately thanks to a few celebrity clients. In addition to Karl Lagerfeld and Suzy Peta Menkes, the former French president François Hollande dined at L’Entente in the past few weeks.

Foodie travelers can find L’Entente at 13 Rue Monsigny, which is close to Musée de l’Opéra and the Quatre-Septembre Métro stop. L’Entente is open every day from 11AM to 12AM and offers a special “all-day brunch” on the weekends, a theatre menu, and, of course, tea time.

New Survey Reveals The Best Airports For Food In The World

RewardExpert just released its list of the top 15 airports in terms of food. Researchers used thousands of customer reviews to rank each of these airports on a scale of one to five, with five being a perfect score. They also revealed the best-reviewed restaurants in each airport.

The three major categories researchers analyzed when looking at these airports include food quality, price, and the diversity of cuisines offered. Each of these was also ranked on a scale of one to five.

Asian nations dominated this year’s list of the best airport food in the world. All four of the top ten spots on RewardExpert’s survey went to airports in Asia.

With a score of 4.77, the number one spot went to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (IATA: NRT). Reviewers gave NRT a perfect score for its food quality and price, but only a 3.46 in terms of diversity.

What really impressed RewardExpert about NRT was the amount of high-quality Japanese restaurants for extremely reasonable prices. The number one restaurant in NRT went to Sushiden on the fourth floor of Terminal 2.

Second place went to Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TYE) in Taipei, Taiwan. Like NRT, TYE had a strong showing in terms of quality and price, but it struggled with diversity.

TYE’s overall score was 4.10, but it only garnered 2.69 in the diversity category. The number one restaurant in TYE was Chun Shui Tang, which offers a plethora of Chinese and Taiwanese dishes at reasonable prices.

Interestingly, the third spot on this survey goes to the third most trafficked airport in the world: Hong Kong International (IATA: HKG). Thanks to its high international clientele, HKG was a stronger diversity of cuisines than TYE or NRT. However, HKG’s restaurants struggled a bit in the cost department with a score of 3.35. Despite it’s plethora of options, however, HKG’s best-reviewed restaurants focus on Asian cuisine.

Here are the rest of the top ten airports starting from number four and ending with number ten: Singapore’s Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schipol, London’s Gatwick Airport, Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith Airport, the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Munich Airport, and London’s Heathrow Airport.