WHERE TO EAT THIS WEEKEND
Whether you’re in London, Paris or Beirut, here are three stylish restaurants where you can enjoy traditional dishes with a modern twist. Métropole in Beirut offers a pure brasserie menu, with appetizers like warm asparagus salad, duck foie gras and steak tartare. Seafood lovers should order Le Grand – a nice selection of fresh oysters. Tel. 01.999.938.
Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Duca gives free reign to his culinary intuition at L’Instant d’Or in Paris. Duca is from Marseille, and his seasonal menu always includes fresh fish and seafood – turbot, line-caught sea bass, sea urchins. He also focuses a lot of culinary attention on vegetables, unleashing their amazing freshness and texture. Tel. 33.1.4723.4678.
Few restaurants can lay claim to the kind of history that Langan’s Brasserie possesses. This London institution continues to attract celebrities, businesspeople and city visitors over 35 years after its initial opening. The cuisine is a nice mix of Anglo and French specialties, with nearly 20 starters and almost as many mains listed on the menu. Tel. 44.20.7491.8822.