Pssst…the codeword is GIN…

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The inquisitive and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM discovers the secret of the plain dark door in…

MARRIOTT Tang Plaza…you may not remember the Roaring Twenties (1920s) when the 18th Amendment was the law of the land in the USA. SAS (short and simple) = NO Alcohol! NO legal alcohol that is, or PROHIBITION! This led to the rise of Bootleg Whiskey, homemade Bathtub Gin (no prizes for guessing where the Gin was made…), Moonshine in the Kentucky boondocks, and the rise of La Cosa Nostra…aka the Mafia…which mi grande amici in Sicilia and Campagnia assure me…ONLY exists in the over-imaginative minds of Hollywood screenwriters…

To the left of the extremely skilful pianist, charming Serene, who welcomes me with “As time goes by” from the movie Casablanca 1942…

is a small discreet door which is LOCKED. Press the bell and whisper the codeword “GIN”…it shall open to reveal the only SPEAKEASY in Singapore and probably the world. It is called “The Other Room”…sounds like some super-secret division of a spy agency…

Black out curtain…

I swept open a thick black-out curtain a la WW2 which automatically made my hands stiffen and clench into a fist and a shuto…but no reason for alarm…a salubrious “cavern” with loud chatter, happy drinkers enjoying hand-crafted spirits IN-HOUSE! Big Old barrels filled with alcoholic beverages abound. The atmosphere is warm and very jolly! Good spirits and cocktails does that to you! Wahahah! 🙂

More details in my next article on “The Other Door”…so stay tuned loyal readers…per favore (please in Italian)

Cheers! Cin! Cin! 🙂

The Other Room

MARRIOTT Tang Plaza

320 Orchard Road, #01-05

Singapore 238865

Tel: +65 6100 7778

Hours: Mo to Th 6pm to 3am the next day

Fri, Sat and Su 6pm till 4am the next day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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M5…Madonna, Mama mia..Mondo mio!

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM goes to a…

MONDO of good wholesome Italian cooking with comfort food and classic Italian spezialitati. This was what I tasted and savoured in Mondo Mio, which means in English “My world”. Unlike some Italian ristoranti  in Asia which tailors their food to suit Asian tastes and likes…I do not blame them because only few, that have not travelled and tasted REAL Italian food in sunny Italy truly understand & appreciate what authentic Italian cuisine is all about.

Mondo Mio’s mission statement pulls no punches:

WE ARE NOT an Italian restaurant serving Italian dishes just by their names heard on the market!
WE ARE NOT a restaurant where you can eat dishes from fusion worldwide cuisines!
WE ARE NOT a restaurant where your bill is not worth the quality of food and cooking!

I like people who call a spade a spade!

Helmed by mio buon amico Massimo Aquaro who is an experienced Restauranteur, I was jolly pleased to see him and even happier with is warm Italian welcome! The ambience here is very relaxed and is good for families as well as romantic couples on a hot date! Enscounced in a nice table by the window where I could see all the goings-on outside the lively Roberston Quay area which is what they call a very “happening place” (I know it is grammatically incorrect but what the hell that is what they say nonetheless). A nice basket of pane casareccio which is an assortment of warm freshly baked bread like Foccacia…

As an outstanding and very traditional antipasto, The Travelling Gourmet TM or Il Turista Buongustaio recommend the Burratina! This classic comprises falvoursome
Burrata cheese made form buffalo milk with Proscuitto di Parma (thin sliced Parma ham), salame and pomodorini or cherry tomatoes. This is the appetiser of Champions! Simply drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive oil which is super HEALTHY unlike CANCER causing horrible palm oil, plus Balsamico from Modena, and sprinkled with some freshly grated black pepper, this dish is simply YUMMIE! For BIG appetites do try Antipasto Mondo Mio which has Burrata with mixed cold cuts od of Salame and Proscuitto as well as artichokes, tangy-sweet rock melon, selection of Italian formaggi (cheese)like Strong Gorgonzola and tasty, snappy Parmigiano and Arugula (rocket leaves).

Do you like Octopus? Well, go for Polpo all’insalata! Another classique! Octopus steamed just right so it does not become leathery like shoe leather, but rather lovely to bite into…with the unmistakable appetising flavours of the ocean…accompanied by tempting tender boiled potatoes, which are also very tasty with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I exaggerate BUT a really skilful Italian Chef can create beautiful dishes with just Balsamico, black pepper, First Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemarino and a little salt!

T3 – Terrific and Tempting TRIO!

Osso buco alla Milanese

Ravioli all’aragosta
Lobster and crab meat ravioli with light tomato sauce and prawn
bisque sprinkled with crushed pistachio nuts

Capesante con vino bianco, aglio e prezzemolo
White wine pan-seared scallop with garlic and parsley

 

Mondo Mio

Italian Ristorante

30, Robertson Quay
Riverside View #01-02A
Singapore 238251

Tel : ( 65) 6736 2503

 

To be continued…work in progress…

 

 

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Palace by the Potomac at Mandarin Oriental DC

Palace by the Potomac…

Luxury in Washington DC at the…MANDARIN ORIENTAL

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Palace by the Potomac…

The inimitable and intrepid Travelling Gourmet jets on Singapore Airlines to the city of wheeling & dealing, political Power and spooks, and stays in the…

MANDARIN Oriental Washington DC…

I was very impressed with the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, and its very good location within walking distance of the Washington Monument and many other famous sights. Where I stayed, I enjoyed stunning and spectacular views of the Washington Marina, the Potomac River, Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial as well as the splendid skyline of the capital. Two sleek boats in the Marina caught my eye and their names were inspiring. One was named “Patriot II” and the other “Freedom”. To be precise, the body of water is the Washington Channel which feeds in to the mighty Potomac River.

Beautiful bathroom!

The large ergonomically designed bathroom has a separate and spacious shower as well as a bath tub. Really well designed and equipped with premium amenities. I loved soaking in the big triangular bathtub with a view of the Jefferson Memorial…a glass of Bollinger Grande Cuvee 1992 to hand. The cuddly fluffy pillows and firm mattress of the big bed made me sleep like a happy baby. Throughout this palatial hotel are intriguing and expensive Asian objets d’art. When I checked in…I admired two Oriental silk jackets on display behind the counter. A clear glass teapot on a heater was filled with fragrant Jing Silver Needle Jasmine Tea, and the pretty lady at Reception kindly offered me a cup to welcome me. A very nice gesture which I appreciated very much. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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The lobby’s charming & colourful centrepiece is an exotic floral display.

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MUZE for yummie food!

I savoured very eclectic cuisine and gastronomic delights in Muze by cheerful and knowledgeable Chef Adam Tanner. Modern American cuisine with Thai and Asian influences is the order of the day in this restaurant. Chef Adam’s wife hails from Thailand, the Land of Smiles, and he loves Asian cuisine! I wonder why…:-)

The Sashimi of Tuna and Salmon is really good and comes in chunky 6mm thick slices! Maine Lobster XO with Shitake Mushrooms is a real winner when it comes to gourmet food! Ich liebe es sehr! (I love it very much in German). Sticky Dan Dan Noodles is an authentic interpretation of the classic Beijing dish. You do not have to be Asian to cook good Asian cuisine if you are a very good Chef! Enjoying  cosmopolitan epicurean delights here is “de rigeur”. While feasting,  keep your eyes peeled…and you may just see some VVIPs that frequently appear on the world stage. …Yes,  here is where the elite, rich and powerful Congressmen, Power Brokers, Senators, spooks, foreign Presidents and their paramours, or shall we say “personal assistants” come for power breakfasts, lunches and dinners…They discuss crucial and important deals over good food and fine wines. My lips are sealed when it comes to naming the VVIPs that like to come here. I am nothing if not discreet. Discretion is my middle name…

For something unusual, I recommend the mouthwatering hors d’oeuvre called the the Tropical Roll.It is a Sushi Roll with crispy Soft Shell Crab! Only available in season. A very pleasing contemporary American interpretation of a classic Japanese dish! I matched it with clean and crisp Eroica 2014 Reisling that had very good acidity and balance. Rieslings, especially German and Alsacienne Rieslings like Hugel always go well with seafood. Alas, my pal Etienne Hugel has gone to the great winery in the sky…but Trimbach has replaced him more or less…Trimbach Rieslings are pretty good too…

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Captivating crispy CRAB! Super yummie! Marries very well with a good Riesling!

In marvellous MUZE, the discerning gourmet can savor authentic Asian dishes as well as new wave Modern American cuisine made from the freshest A1 ingredients.

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They also have Wine tasting with captivating  Canapes regularly…I love cooking with wine…sometimes I even put it in the food 🙂

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From L to R, effervescebt Emmie Lancaster, Director of Communications, Executive Chef Adam Tanner and The Travelling Gourmet TM

SAS = Swim & Spa!

My Breitling Titanium watch woke me up at 07:00. I love Breitling and I love Titanium. Titanium is 600 times stronger than steel…I brushed my teeth carefully, and then it was off to the high tech Gym and then the pool! I adored swimming in the spotlessly clean rectangular lap pool everyday although the water temperature was a little chilly. At 50 feet long you can swim laps and burn lots of Calories after enjoying delicious gourmet meals  here. Never mind if the water is a bit chilly because when the water is cold, your body burns more Calories to maintain your body temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. That is good. The water caresses your body as you glide through it. The high tech Gym is very nice too! As The Travelling Gourmet TM I work out daily. I have to after tasting all the food and wines! The tranquil and mystical Spa is also not to be missed. You can feel completely re-energised and de-stressed after having some treatments here including massages and facials by beautiful ladies for other ladies…

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Chill Out Club Lounge

In the evening, the views of the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial are spectacular. They shimmer and glimmer in the moonlight like the incredible icons that they are. Washington DC is a very magnificent city and very well planned by t he French architect, Pierre L’Enfant so many decades ago.. The exclusive Lounge on level 8 was very welcoming for breakfast plus tea & coffee throughout the day. Cookies and tempting snacks too are on offer. In the early evening, captivating canapes and Cocktails whet your appetite before you go for your gourmet dinner…Be careful NOT to overindulge lest your tummy has no room for dinner! Opulent and chic furnishings in the best possible taste…make you feel pampered and happy. You feel like you are in a posh exclusive gentlemen’s club in the Hamptons when you are here. From the balcony you get the best panoramic photos and stunning views of the Washington Monument!

Another big bonus of staying in the Mandarin Oriental is that it is only 15 minutes to Reagan National Airport or DCA. This made taking my flights a breeze! Excellent for quick business trips.

 

Staying here made me think of one of my favorite songs popularized by Tina Turner, and interpreted with vim & vitality by Celine Dion sporting Christian Louboutin stilettos…much like Chef Adam’s masterful interpretation of Asian cuisine!

Das Leben es ist unbestimmt, isst erst den Nachtisch!

Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

1330 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington DC 20024

Tel: +1 (202) 554 8588

BREAKING NEWS! EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS at Mandarin Oriental Washington DC USA! Be there or be square! Wahahah! 🙂

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. Launches “A Taste of Southwest D.C.”
To Celebrate District Wharf Opening

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2017 – Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. has launched A Taste of Southwest D.C. package providing guests the opportunity to experience Washington D.C.’s highly anticipated District Wharf. Located within walking distance of the hotel along the Southwest waterfront, the District Wharf provides guests with an assortment of dining options from nationally renowned chefs and local favorites, water activities, nightlife, live entertainment, and shopping. 

 Following a USD 20 million-dollar guestroom renovation, guests will enjoy newly refreshed accommodations, conveniently located across from the District Wharf with stunning and superb views of the waterfront and nearby historic monuments. 

 As a bonus, you can SAS – Savor & Sample the best that Southwest D.C has to offer with a USD 50 dining credit to use at Muze, an ‘East West Kitchen’ concept that features only the finest mostly sustainable local produce combined with distinctive and delightful flavors of South East Asia. The dining credit can also be applied towards savory bites and blow your mind hand-crafted cocktails in Empress Lounge.

 The culinary adventure continues with an additional USD 50 gift card to award-winning restaurateur Mike Isabella’s REQUIN, a contemporary interpretation of classic French cuisine, positioned along the waterfront at the District Wharf.  Incidentally, Requin means “Shark” when translated from the French…

Hence this song, one my favorites which I like to sing in Hochdeutsch (German). It came originally from the iconic and celebrated German Opera ”Die Dreigroschenoper”…

A Taste of Southwest D.C. package is available for booking with check-in starting October 20, 2017 and includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • USD 50 dining credit for use at hotel, once per stay
  • USD 50 gift card for Requin
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Guaranteed upgrade to a Water View guestroom

Rates for this package start at USD 295, based on double occupancy and a minimum two-night stay.

 Requin for modern French cuisine…

An upscale contemporary French concept from award-winning restaurateur Mike Isabella, Requin offers a modern interpretation of classic French cuisine. Executive chef Michael Rafidi, who also helms the kitchen at Isabella’s lauded Spanish and Moroccan restaurant Arroz, has designed a menu that creatively reworks traditional French dishes with fresh techniques, flavor profiles and presentations. A robust wine and champagne selection matches the upscale menu. Located in District Square as the only free-standing restaurant, Requin offers SAS – sweeping and splendid views of the waterfront, with patio seating available during the warmer months in spring and summer…   

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Viva Las Vegan! Wahahah!

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The irascible and irreverent Travelling Gourmet TM laughed and laughed while watching…

MOST exciting and pulse pounding “Kingsman The Golden Circle”! A irreverent movie about international insanity as a really totally wacko Gangster Boss who is a woman clearly based on Hillary ‘killary” Clinton…linked to voter fraud, rampant corruption, illicit narcotics trading, murder, intimidation and more…There is even a US President which (no prizes for guessing who he is based on) wants to win the war on drugs and narcotics in a “think-out-of-the-box way” Elton John the iconic musical genius famous for his wigs and psychedelic attire steals the show towards the end of the movie and even sings his hit song “Saturday night’s alright for fighting”. With very clever CGI and SFX Elton even does a Bruce Lee jumping Yoko Geri (flying side kick translated from the Japanese). OMG! It is ueber hilarious! I recommend all those who like a really good Spy Action Comedy Thriller to see this movie! It is a masterpiece of irascible Galgen-Humor or “gallows humour” and black comedy. Some of the scenes are acgtually very, very DARK…Worth every cent!

From the very start, it is non-stop action all the way Jose! Gunfire, Karate, Cannibalism, Robotic attack dogs, amazing weapons, trendy gadgets, beautiful fast women…actually not that beautiful,  but what the hell alluring and seductive nonetheless…some of us have very discerning tastes n’est pas…:-)

Nice on location scenes in Italy…in the Dolomites. I recognise the area. I love Cortina d’Ampezzo high up in the Dolomiti…

Incidentally the name of the international nefarious and very deadly criminal organisation is…”The Golden Circle”, and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts loyalty program is also called…The Golden Circle! Is Shangri-La like La Cosa Nostra then??? Wahahahah! 🙂

Statesman in the movie is a Whiskey distiller in Kentucky USA…that is also an espionage agency…so is Jack Daniels a cover for SPOOKS? 🙂 I like Jack Daniels neat…Is Jim Beam involved too???? 🙂 Old Forester Whiskey actually…

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Watch the movie and you will find out the true meaning of my headline: Viva Las Vegan…Wahahahah! 🙂

This movie is “James Bond 007” for the Millennials of the 21st Century! See it soon! A laugh a minute! 🙂

Merlin sings this evocative and poignant song in the movie…

 

https://cliptrends.com/make-it-real-kingsman-umbrella-gun.html

 

Fact NOT fiction. Art imitating life…life imitating Art… KGB Department V for Viktor…mokrie dela

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The story of Gabriel Pasternak…

…and then there were NONE…wahahahahah!

OMG Oh Madonna!

Revenge is a dish served very cold…old Sicilian proverb.

https://www.facebook.com/mo.nabbach.94   Scroll down to 30 Augusts 2017 19:27 for the video please. Absolutely hilarious! 🙂

 

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Crackpot cook anthony bourdain wants to POISON & KILL Donald Trump…

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The irascible and irreverent Travelling Gourmet TM tells you about a has-been crackpot cook whose latest lunatic idea is to threaten the life of the President of the United States of America which is a…

MOST serious offence.

March 21, 2010, a young man in Arlington, Texas posted a rant threatening the life of President Barack “obozo” Obama on the popular online classifieds site Craigslist. The post, which expressed anger over passage of the Affordable Care Act, stated the following: “It is time for Obama to die. I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama and every employee of the federal government.” The Secret Service tracked the incendiary comments to Brian Dean Miller, who was living with his mother at the time, and arrested him for the crime of threatening the President’s life.

As with most other constitutionally guaranteed liberties, the First Amendment right to free speech has its limits. Miller, whose speech most certainly crossed the line, pleaded guilty in a Dallas federal court and was sentenced to 27 months in prison WITHOUT parole.

The federal felony offense of threatening the President of the United States, or other government officials, is a serious crime against the government.

Threatening the President and Other Officials: U.S. Code Basics

The statute criminalizing threats against the President and other federal officials can be found in Chapter 41 of the U.S. Code. This chapter covers several different types of threat-related offenses involving federal government officials, plus related offenses such as blackmail, extortion and receiving kickbacks (corruption) from public works employees.

For a violation of Chapter 41 to occur, a threat must be made to either kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon the President, the Vice President, or other individuals protected by this statute.

What is a ‘Credible’ Threat?

According to the law, the threat must be made “knowingly and wilfully” and must take the larger context of the statement into consideration.

Essentially, the jury is tasked with determining whether a statement is a credible threat against the President, Vice President, or other government official covered by this statute.

Miller, the man who threatened President Obama in 2010, now reviled by many as the worst President in history, reportedly admitted that he wrote the threatening words, and reiterated his threat when initially confronted by federal agents. Since he pleaded guilty, the decision of whether his threat was credible wasn’t in the hands of a jury.

15 September 2017 as reported in the Daily Mail of the UK

Uproar after CNN host Anthony Bourdain says he would cook poisonous hemlock for President Trump if he was hired to cater dinner for him

  • Anthony Bourdain was asked last week what he would serve President Trump and Kim Jong-un if he was hired to cater a dinner for them

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4889090/Anthony-Bourdain-d-cook-hemlock-President-Trump.html#ixzz4t5sJXBH7
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Crackpot low grade cook Anthony Bourdain is facing backlash after saying in earnest that he would like to serve President Trump a poisonous plant.

TMZ posted a video of CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’ host at the LAX airport last week where one of its reporters asked Bourdain, “If Trump and Kim Jong-un were going to have a bit of a summit to try and mend relations and they wanted you to cater, what would you serve?”  “Hemlock,” Bourdain promptly responded seriously. This is a credible threat to kill President Trump. Hemlock is one of the most famous poisonous plants in history — it’s the poisonous flora responsible for killing Socrates the renowned Greek philosopher.

 

As The Travelling Gourmet TM, a celebrated international Travel, Food and Wine Writer/Editor/Educator/Chef/International Wine Judge, respectfully and inoffensively and tongue-in-cheek, without prejudice:

A Chef is like a Doctor or Lawyer or Priest or Police Officer…once the TRUST is lost we cannot eat his food anymore even if he pays us to eat…because we never have the TRUST that crackpot bonkers bourdain will not poison and kill us with his foul food! That is why good Chefs like mon bon ami The Emperor of Chefs, Paul Bocuse, wears a white Chef’s jacket. It signifies purity and cleanliness and good healthy food that will not poison and kill you. Barmy bourdain is a deplorable disgrace to the Chef’s profession…a pathetic, imbecilic, narcissistic, obnoxious, self-absorbed, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, self confessed heroin and cocaine addict, washed-up has-been, and all round Holzkopf and Schwachsinnige.

Penalties for Threatening the President

Anyone who is found guilty of making a credible threat of death, kidnapping, or bodily harm against the President, Vice President, or other individuals covered by this statute faces up to FIVE years in prison and/or up to $250,000 in fines. In addition, anyone convicted of this crime may be sentenced to three years of supervised release but also may have internet access restrictions imposed upon release.

We hope the US Secret Service will investigate and prosecute bourdain asap.

We have the power to shut down Counterfeit Numbskulls Nincompoops aka cnn which bourdain works for and therefore shut him down too! BOYCOTT!!!!

https://www.thefix.com/content/anthony-bourdain-addicted-past91330

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Lavish and lovely La Ferme Saint Simeon

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The debonair and unruffled Travelling Gourmet TM jets to a land once ravaged by…

MERCILESS wars, but is now a haven for gourmet cuisine and most happy gracious living…especially in picturesque Hornfleur at…

“Lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous” La Ferme Saint Simeon. Relais and Chateaux are famous and justifiably so for the five “C”s. They stand for Comfort, Charme, Character, Cuisine and Calme. Some narrow-minded asinine “nouveau riche” people in Singapore think of the five Cs as Cash, Car, Country Club (membership), Condominium (home), Credit Card (gold or platinum). There are people whose minds are only stuck forever at very low levels…C’est la vie n’est pas…

MARVELLOUS Hornfleur on the Normandie coast is a lovely, quaint and charming place. THE place to stay in this port city is La Ferme Saint Simeon, a Relais & Chateuux property. The fine dining restaurant is really, really good with a view of the ocean and ships, big and small, serenely sailing past. Outside exquisitey manicured gardens and many apple trees with cute little crab apples for which this region is famous for. Eh bien, alors, honestly, who cares about the view when there is yummie food like tomatoes in saison, mussels, fish cooked to moist and juicy perfection, n’est pas! OMG! The dessert by the young and dynamic Chef is also not to be missed…Pavlova with a difference! As the Travelling Gourmet TM, a renowned international Travel, Food and Wine Writer/Editor, I KNOW good food when I taste it! I am in very good Company…Clint ‘Dirty Harry’Eastwood, Harrison “Star Wars” Ford,,,and Pierce ‘007’ Brosnan, they love to come here too. What more can I say? The rooms are simply splendide! Monet the great impressionist painter loved to come here and stay in the 17 Century buildings to get inspiration for his great works of art. I wonder why? JOKE! Ha! Ha! Super comfy rooms delight and dazzle…and so does  the well appointed superbe Spa, and the magical Greco-Roman style pool with the water temperature that is just PERFECT…not too hot and not too cold! Swimming here reminds one of the delightful decadence of the ancient Romans…Absolutely spiffing! OH, mon Dieu I love it or as they say in France, j’adore La Ferme Saint Simeon! 🙂

Pleasures for the Palette…

Great artists especially of the Impressionistic period loved hedonistic Hornfleur and La Ferme Saint Simeon. Pour quoi (why)? I believe it is because this area gave them much inspiration and the incredible beauty of the locale…gave them joy and enthusiasm to produce their greatest masterpieces. Eugene Boudin described La Ferme Saint Simeon Inn where the painters used to stay in Hornfleur as ‘the most ravishing spot in the world’. Monet, Courbet, Cals, Dubourg, Boudin, Bazille, Corot, Sisley and Jongkind all loved Hornfleur and its environs. They created some of their greatest masterpieces here and Monet especially loved La Ferme Saint Simeon. When you come here you will not be suprised…Monet’s favourite room is now Number 22 and you can stay there if you are lucky.

Eugene Boudin, known as the ‘the king of the skies’, was celebrated for his landscapes. Boudin brought his pal Claude Monet to Hornfleur, which was Boudin’s home town. It was Boudin who showed Monet the great possibilities for the artist’s palette by painting outdoors!

Claude Monet is now probably best known for his mastery of painting the water and the sea…outstanding…


Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
The Seine Near its Estuary, Honfleur, ca. 1868
Oil on canvas
48.1 x 73.7 cm (18 15/16 x 29 inches)

 

 

 

PLEASURES for the PALATE!

 

 

 

 

To be continued…work in progress…

Please stay tuned loyal readers…

 

 

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