Alliance: Strength in numbers 

It was in 2015 that Shawn Joyeux decided to open his first restaurant, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, by partnering with Japanese gourmet chef, Toshitaka Omiya. A year later, the restaurant Alliance received its first Michelin star and three toques (16/20) from Gault & Millau. Discover this innovative culinary treat where gastronomy collides with […]


It took all of Thomas Chisholm’s talent and impetuosity to bring the late Le Bel Ordinaire back to life. In this famous address in the 10th arrondissement of the capital, nicely renamed Chocho, this former Top Chef offers gourmets a surprising multi-sensory experience. With an American, French, and Catalan influence, the chef offers small plates […]

Sylvain Roucayrol at the helm of Tuba Season 3

Is it really still necessary to present Tuba, the Marseille Cabanon, which reopened its doors in April for the summer of 2022? This beach club, whose space was orchestrated by designer and architect Marion Mailaender, is back for a new opus this year, while offering the services of Sylvain Roucayrol and Paul-Henri Bayart in the […]

Three beautifully designed restaurants to try in Milan 

More and more culinary addresses imagine their space as global experiences, where the decor accompanies the cuisine. Acumen has compiled three Milanese restaurants with unexpected designs!  Bun Burger  In the upscale Brera district, the Milanese burger chain has given itself a new space designed by the Spanish studio Masquespacio. The futuristic decor is characteristic of […]


Nestled in the heart of Provence, Château La Coste brings together Luberonian vineyards, works of contemporary artists, a luxury hotel, and gourmet restaurants. It is in this enchanting setting that Chef Francis Mallmann has set up shop. This master of Argentine fire scents the surrounding garrigue with his oranges and beets cooked under the ashes, […]

Sylvestre Wahid spices up Provence

Coral lentils and strawberries simmered with cardamom, burnt grapefruit, but also heirloom tomatoes in a tandoori spice crust, grilled Pugliese burratta served melting, and blue lobster with garam spices and fresh herbs, to finish with fresh mango like a lassi… the Pakistani-born chef invites you to travel along the spice route leading to the Orient […]

The Prescription Cocktail Club: a cosmic, unique, hushed, and theatrical haven 

Looking like an artist’s entrance, the Prescription Cocktail Club is nestled at 23 rue Mazarine in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Here, you will enjoy tasting flowery cocktails after a busy day. These drinks, made with hibiscus or blueberry, are real bouquets of flowers. Step by step, the bar reveals itself as if by magic, […]


It is in the heart of the emblematic Prince of Wales, an iconic Art Deco hotel that has been delighting visitors for almost a century, that chef Akira Back has just set up shop. This culinary master, who has traveled from the snowy peaks of Colorado to the trendy spots of South Korea, offers a […]

Orgueil: The taste of chance

A new address in the 11th arrondissement of the capital, the restaurant Orgueil has set itself the task of making you give in to temptation. Here, envy and greed are not bad things. Halfway between a gourmet bistro and a gastronomic rendezvous, Orgueil presents its menu in the form of a tarot card. Do you […]


If you’re looking for an unusual destination to discover the thousand and one facets of Japanese gastronomy and entertainment, head for Italy! The “House of Ronin” recently opened its doors in one of Milan’s trendy districts. The concept? A journey of initiation as an immersive foray into Japanese culture. In this building, dating from the […]