J’adore Paris

I spent a couple of days in Paris doing a few of my favourite things; exploring, trying different foods and having some amazing cocktails and wines.

One of my first stops was Cafe De L’Avenue which is located close to the Arc de Triomphe. I had a simple but delish Parma Ham and Cantaloupe Salad. The brasserie faces one of the beautiful traditional streets of Paris and feels like perfection on a summers day.


I visited a local bakery in Neuilly-sur-seine each morning picking up ‘A Palm Tree’ more commonly known as a palmier/cœur de France or elephant ear. Made out of all butter, puff pastry, they aren’t the healthiest breakfast option but are a personal MUST when in Paris.

The same goes for the standard Pain au chocolat that is complete with an espresso.

One more thing! For cocktail lovers (like myself) Publicis Drugstore on the Champs-Élysées is definitely worth a visit. I would recommend this particularly if you are looking for something trendy and  less touristic yet in a tourist area with great food, nice vibrant atmosphere, shopping and of course drinks all under one roof!

MNKY HSE, London

 A couple of week’s ago I went out for dinner with some friends to MNKY HSE. MNKY HSE is a Latin American Restaurant in Mayfair, London.

I will say this now, unless you are willing to spend a fair amount of your hard earned coin for uniquely flavoured small plates, this is probably not the restaurant for you. With that being said, every penny was worth it!

We started the evening with some cocktails, MNKY Btch and San Abello Sauvignon Blanc as the small plates began to float in.

The combination of the Yellow Tail Aguachile with the fruity-like dressing was incredible and tasted somewhat refreshing. I would have never paired Tuna with Quinoa, however this was perfection! The Bluefin Tuna melted in your mouth whilst the Crispy quinoa gave it that little bit of crunch and texture! Rock Shrimp Tempura was equally delicious.

Although tasty, the tacos and tostada’s were not particularly amazing in relation to the other small plates. The MNKY Blk Cod was devine and one of the favourites. The Baby Glazed Chicken and Lamb Chops were both full of flavour and easy to eat.

To finish off, as though we needed even more to eat after the numerous plates already consumed, we decided to get a couple of desserts. The Smoked Chocolate Fondant and Pumpkin Brûlée – so glad we ordered these! They were beautifully light and finished within seconds!

Overall, MNKY HSE was a one of a kind experience and definitely worth trying out!



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