(pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes ... read more >
I am delighted to invite you to my  Paris 2013 exhibition which opens with a "vernissage" at 18h on Saturday the 21st of September. The Gallery Art Club is situated on the rue de Rivoli, just opposite the Louvre (metro: Palais Royal / parking: Caroussel du Louvre).  ... read more >
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Paris July 2012 – Terry Chellappah, the Wandering Palate’s Western Australia correspondent reports on good, bad and ugly encounters in Paris. ... read more >
Our Wandering Palate West Australian correspondent, Terry Chellappah, has been wandering a long way from home, in England and France, but he’s back in Margaret River although his head in still in burgundy. Even though it sends pangs of yearn, he shares their gastronomic discoveries. ... read more >
A Room with a View Reflecting on our recent trip to Paris and the increasingly topical issue of whether Paris is losing the edge to London. I would suggest neither has lost its edge indeed both are becoming even edgier and it’s now more of a situation where you can do both, in one trip. ... read more >
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Of course there is no such thing as ‘the’ best bread in the world. There’s fantastic bread all over the world however, Poilâne is definitely one of the best breads on this planet (along with Dench Bakery, in Melbourne www.denchbakers.com.au) and a must-visit when you are in Paris. And that’s exactly what the wandering palate did when holidaying in Paris ... read more >
The first phase of the summer holidays sees us on Singapore Airlines A380 to Paris. What a difference it is to fly in this jet albatross, even if we were in cattle class. A little advice, if you’re in economy try to get seats in the upperdeck, a small section at the rear of the cabin that is economy yet, ... read more >