Le Louis Philippe
"One of the most parisian places I know. Just opposite the Ile Saint Louis, this brasserie dates back to 1810. I go with my friend every time we want something simple, not too fancy with a warm welcome (honestly, something that is really rare in Paris). A scene of one of my favourite books (The Dumas Club) adapted for the cinema by Roman Polanski (The Ninth Gate) takes place in the Louis Philippe".
"My favourite place in Sydney, a stone’s throw from Bondi beach. It’s a paradise for health eaters, inspired by the Hebrew word for ‘marketplace’, mixing Israeli and Mediterranean influences served in huge plates, to a very cool crowd with plenty of handsome surfers! My definition of clean eating, I would love to have a place like Shuk in Paris".
"I love the principle of this "stepping-stone" restaurant in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Twice a year, co-owners Sophie Cornibert and Hugo Hivernat welcome a new chef to take over their menu, all sous-chefs at big-name restaurants in Paris and around the world, like Septime.... A great place to enjoy contempory cuisine, washed down with natural wines!"
Jack's wife Freda
"I tried this place during New York Fashion Week, and it was amazing. Fancy but not too much, exactly what we need during Fashion Week, designed like a bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking (I love mixed cuisine). I recommand the vegeterian curry which is simply amazing".
"One of the most unusual places I have ever seen. In the middle of Shibuya, in a tiny street you can find one of the most smallest bar of the world. Created by Hayao Matsumura, a well-known figure in Tokyo nightlife, the bar welcomes 10 people maximum. On the ground floor is a piano (strange you say?) surrounded by chandeliers and a great wine menu. You take a tiny staircase to get to the stage and it's another world: with animal heads on the walls, very baroque with mini chandeliers, a poster for parisian DJ mehdi, bunches of grapes... Basically, a temple to kitsch!"