Come fly with me

PrivateFly's Mustang aircraft takes guests on day trips from London to the Château Pichon-Longueville in the south of France.

Charter a jet for the day and head to France with a London-based private jet company that offers day trips for epicurists, writes Joanne Harker.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 3:55pm

FARE deal


Much of Bordeaux's cuisine involves wine, but the nearby Atlantic coast and the countryside provide excellent natural produce.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

TOP tipples

Nicolas Pierron, Head Sommelier, Island Shangri-La

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tulle tales

Tulle? A frou-frou fabric beloved of ballerinas and brides, isn't it? A sort of fancy netting for ballroom dancers? Yes, but it's also a small town in the deep recesses of France, once famed for its fine-point lace, which has suddenly been thrust into the global limelight.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

Many professionals are dealing with it so the issue ... is none of the ICAC's business

Henry Tang Ying-yen on the probe into his illegal structures

We want to work together with the other countries for the good of the euro

French President Francois Hollande after meeting German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Greece in need of incentive to stay

All eyes will be on German chancellor Angela Merkel at the G8 summit beginning at Camp David today.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Urgent need for Euro consensus

What Europe needs to get out of the economic crisis threatening the euro and the continent's union is not what its people want. Reforms are the way ahead, but that path was rejected in elections in France and Greece on Sunday, putting German-led austerity measures in jeopardy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Simon Mawer Little, Brown

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

A new leaf

I recently placed an order for cheese from Fico International (tel: 2404 3895), which is better known as a wine importer but also stocks cheese from France. I was offered something I thought was new to me: brebis fougere. I'm always willing to taste something I've never tried, so I accepted, and then did an online search to find out more.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

QE II Cup win will boost my career, says Rispoli

Umberto Rispoli reunites with a more relaxed Rulership in tomorrow's QEII Cup and hopes victory in the international Group One race can slingshot him to success in Europe.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

French in HK set to vote in tight election

Hong Kong's burgeoning French community today turns its attentions to its homeland, with thousands expected to vote in the country's presidential election.

Four polling stations have been set up to cater for the 6,280 French voters in the city, out of a population of more than 10,000 expatriates registered at the French consulate.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nobody But You starting to get into his stride

Trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung is at the bottom of the trainers' premiership with only six winners, but appears to be heading in the right direction with Nobody But You after another positive performance in the Class Three Lai Chi Chong Handicap over the straight 1,000m on Easter Monday at Sha Tin.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Le Carre Rouge, Haute-Marne

What is it? It looks like a tiny red cube plonked down in a green field in the Haute-Marne countryside of France, 55 kilometres from Dijon. Up close, it's an off-grid holiday home that has become a hotbed for romantics and nature lovers. Conceived by France-based German artist Gloria Friedmann, Le Carr?Rouge ('the red square') is somewhere between conceptual art and a gite.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Classical lines in French accent

Amelie Peraud, 37, taught French until her unique take on baby apparel proved popular among both Chinese and foreigners. To make the transition from teacher to designer, she opened Tang'Roulou in Beijing in 2004 selling baby clothes and accessories that incorporated traditional Chinese elements. She was joined three years later by another French teacher Pierre-Yves Babin, 36.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Time to adopt a Bordeaux state of mind

The city's legion of French food fans can look forward to an extravagant May, as restaurants across Hong Kong offer menus paired with Bordeaux wines.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am