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Remarkable Places to Eat – BBC2

Michel Roux Jnr in Remarkable Places to Eat
(Image credit: BBC/Outline Productions)

Fred Sirieix takes a very familiar face off to France with him for a gourmet tour in this week’s Remarkable Places to Eat on BBC2

There’s a lovely reunion on the cards for Fred Sirieix, as he catches up with his old boss, two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr (pictured above), on a journey to Paris to sample the culinary delights of the City of Light in this week’s Remarkable Places to Eat on BBC2.

Fred is thrilled when Michel takes him to the swanky and rather pricey La Tour D’Argent – speciality, pressed duck – and he also gets a peek at the restaurant’s impressive wine cellar, which was saved from Nazi invaders in World War Two.

Fed and Michel in Remarkable Places to Eat

Fred and Michel enjoy a baguette in Paris in this week’s Remarkable Places to Eat on BBC2

Later on, the boys track down some more affordable delicacies, including the best baguettes in Paris, and Michel even tries his hand at making some himself for the very first time!

Then it’s off to a top brasserie for a classic seafood platter.


TV Times rating: ****

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

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