Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

“Walk down the alley to a row of nondescript buildings and watch out for the unmarked grey one with a wooden door”.  Those were the instructions a friend gave me when she told me about Ronin a few months after they opened in 2013.  Finding Ronin is part of the fun, and the start of what would be an adventurous evening of fine (sea)food …

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The Thoumieux is a 15-room boutique hotel, owned by the BeauMarly group of Thierry Costes (son of one of those Costes brothers) and operators of over a dozen hip and happening restaurants and hotels in Paris.  It was a novelty for us since we always stay at Le Saint-Gregoire in the neighboring 6th, our favorite left bank arrondissement and we …

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