Lyonnaise region – Lyon Infocite http://lyon-infocite.org/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:43:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lyon-infocite.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Lyonnaise region – Lyon Infocite http://lyon-infocite.org/ 32 32 Amy Morton and chef Debbie Gold bring their souvenirs from France to Evanston https://lyon-infocite.org/amy-morton-and-chef-debbie-gold-bring-their-souvenirs-from-france-to-evanston/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 20:22:19 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/amy-morton-and-chef-debbie-gold-bring-their-souvenirs-from-france-to-evanston/ A hotel partnership that has been in the making for three decades will come to fruition when Amy Morton (Found, The Barn Steakhouse) and award-winning James Beard chef Debbie Gold unveil LeTour, their new contemporary Franco-American brasserie with Moroccan influences in Evanston. LeTour translates from French as “round” – both a reference to the shape […]]]>

A hotel partnership that has been in the making for three decades will come to fruition when Amy Morton (Found, The Barn Steakhouse) and award-winning James Beard chef Debbie Gold unveil LeTour, their new contemporary Franco-American brasserie with Moroccan influences in Evanston.

LeTour translates from French as “round” – both a reference to the shape of the restaurant and a symbol of Morton and Gold’s journey during their career. The couple met in 1990 while working at Morton’s first restaurant, Mirador, in the Old Town, which served Provençal French dishes. The opening comes about a month and a half after Morton closed Found Kitchen + Social House, ending a 10-year run in the suburbs.

LeTour’s approach is “unconventional French”, Gold and Morton’s version of the cuisine they tasted during a summer trip to Paris and the south of France, a region steeped in influences moroccan islands near the mediterranean sea.

“The French culinary scene as I knew it seems to have catapulted itself into modernity,” says Morton. “It was so today, so cool. The incredible friendliness of the waiters – there’s such an old, bad reputation for being picky and stuffy – translated into the food. It’s light, beautiful, cool, cool.

Pissaladière (sweet onions, white anchovies, black olive).
Round

In Evanston, this spirit manifests itself in a range of dishes from traditional to modern: a Moroccan salad of eggplant and chickpeas with a harissa vinaigrette alongside a classic Lyonnaise salad with bacon and egg poached duck. Large plates include a chicken tagine with green olives and apricots; steak frites with red wine demi-glace; and a double smash burger with raclette cheese and crispy onions.

“I worked for four years in the south of France, so that’s sort of my first love of food,” Gold says. “Exploring this 30 years later has become very intriguing…I think what’s exciting is the combination of Amy and I, and our manager Kathleen, together, and the possibilities of sharing what’s happening today. in France today, which is part of having Moroccan Flare on the menu.

Morton says early comments from friends and family underscored a theme of surprise. “[The menu] was unexpected, which I loved,” she says. “That’s my philosophy when designing a dining room: there’s always another space to explore and discover, we don’t want to give it all at once. That’s how people found the menu.

LeTour is housed inside a mid-century building (originally a bank) with large windows. It can accommodate 150 people inside between two dining rooms and a bar-lounge area. A patio, which Morton describes as the largest outdoor dining space between Chicago and Milwaukee, is set to debut in the spring.

A black bowl filled with cooked mussels.

Brothy Banger Mussels (harissa, white wine-butter broth).
Round

Although the couple’s paths diverged after Mirador. Gold moved to Kansas City and in 1999 won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest; Morton (daughter of Morton’s Steakhouse founder Arnie Morton) opened Found and the Barn Steakhouse in Evanston, as well as Stolp Island Social in Aurora. Gold returned to Chicago in 2017 to lead the kitchens at Tied House and left in early 2020. She and Morton later found themselves side by side when Gold took over as executive chef at Found.

Before launching Found in 2012, Morton envisioned the restaurant in the city proper, but what she found in the suburbs surprised her: “It kind of occurred to me that we’re here in the gates of the Côte-Nord,” she says. . “It’s the perfect meeting place…not so far from the city, but equidistant from the northern suburbs.”

Morton and Gold both grew up on the North Shore and bring that knowledge of the region (and its diners) to their new restaurant. “Even though I learned to cook in France and love French cuisine, I’m still a Midwestern girl at heart,” Gold says.

Round, 625 Davis Street in Evanston, open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays; 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Opening of new restaurants in London in November 2022 | Hot Dinners recommends https://lyon-infocite.org/opening-of-new-restaurants-in-london-in-november-2022-hot-dinners-recommends/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 08:40:40 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/opening-of-new-restaurants-in-london-in-november-2022-hot-dinners-recommends/ November sees the return of a much missed restaurant, the opening of a new Dishoom, a seafood import from Boston and many more exciting restaurants opening in London. Farringdon – 66 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BP All eyes are on Farringdon for the opening of this pub and restaurant from dream team Henry Harris and […]]]>

November sees the return of a much missed restaurant, the opening of a new Dishoom, a seafood import from Boston and many more exciting restaurants opening in London.

Farringdon – 66 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BP

All eyes are on Farringdon for the opening of this pub and restaurant from dream team Henry Harris and Dave Strauss. The downstairs pub will have a kitchen counter and an excellent lunch menu while upstairs the much-missed Racine will take on a new form with Lyon influences.

Learn more about Bouchon Racine

Knightsbridge – 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

He has a restaurant in the World’s 50 Best and now Björn Frantzén is opening his London restaurant in Harrods. It looks like the store’s most ambitious restaurant to date, including Harrods’ first-ever rooftop terrace. On the catering side, a menu with Swedish and Asian flavors will be offered, and some Frantzéns will also appropriate British dishes.

Learn more about Studio Frantzen

soho – 45 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SF

This new corner restaurant in Soho sounds like a little piece of Spanish sunshine. From the team behind North London’s Escocesa and Bar Esteban, they’ll serve up Scottish seafood in dishes inspired by regions across Spain.

Learn more about Maresco

Notting Hill – 15 North Audley Street, London W1K 6WW

Lobster rolls, caviar brunch and seafood towers – that’s what Boston import Saltie Girl promises Londoners when it opens its Mayfair outpost. This should be a good place to eat at the counter too, so if you want to watch the well-heeled locals of W1 go by while you feast on a mountain of shellfish, this will be the place.

Learn more about Saltie Girl

Holland Park – Off Abbotsbury Road. Holland Park, London W8 6LU

After a long period of decline, the fortunes of the Belvedere are on the rise. The co-founders of Goodman and Wild Tavern in Chelsea have come to the rescue of this iconic building by promising a Mediterranean-luxe menu similar to the style of their Chelsea spot. Expect to see the Made in Chelsea set here supporting one of the two bars.

Find out more about the Belvedere

Notting Hill – 27 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TQ

Take a trip to Palestine without leaving West London at this new Notting Hill restaurant by renowned Palestinian French chef Fadi Kattan. It will mix the best British produce with fair trade produce from Palestine and give traditional dishes a modern twist.

Learn more about Akub

islington – 58 Penton Street, London N1 9PZ

It’s only a short walk down Pentonville Road from Team Hicce’s original site at Coal Drops Yard to their next opening in Islington. It should be a handy place to grab a pint and high-end bar snacks if you’re shopping in the nearby Chapel Market and the Sunday night wine clubs also seem like fun.

Learn more about Hicce Hart

St James – 198-200 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EZ

Star chef Phil Howard’s fresh pasta restaurant in Piccadilly will be a welcome addition to the area for Londoners and visitors alike. And with Louis Korovilas taking over as executive chef, you can expect the pasta offering to be pretty darn good.

Find out more about Notto

Canary Wharf – 13 Water Street, London E14 5GX

It’s been five long years since Dishoom opened a new restaurant, so it’s safe to say their legions of fans will want to head to this new Canary Wharf outpost when it opens in November. It’s huge (space for 350 diners) and the riverside terrace should be a big draw next summer.

Learn more about Dishoom

Notting Hill – 91 Goldborne Rd, London W10 5PR

As one of the London chefs who was an early (and massive) hit on TikTok, Thomas Straker’s eponymous first solo venture opening is pretty much guaranteed to get big social media coverage. . Given how obsessed his food is with potatoes and butter, a promised dish of burnt butter potato gnocchi will be the one to try.

Learn more about Straker’s

Also open in November

  • Maria G’s (Fulham) – Robin Gill’s new waterfront spot in Fulham will serve a menu focused on Italian seafood
  • Office 00 (Fitzrovia) – One of London’s best pasta restaurants expands to Fitzrovia
  • Petrossian (Kensingon) – Parisian caviar folks have chosen South Ken for their next restaurant and shop
  • Dorothy and Marshall (Bromley) – The Old Court House in Bromley hosts a British restaurant serving classics all day.

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Société Foncière Lyonnaise: SFL – Financial information for the third quarter of 2022 https://lyon-infocite.org/societe-fonciere-lyonnaise-sfl-financial-information-for-the-third-quarter-of-2022/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 16:40:11 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/societe-fonciere-lyonnaise-sfl-financial-information-for-the-third-quarter-of-2022/ PRESS RELEASE Paris, October 20, 2022 SFL – Financial information for the third quarter of 2022 With an exceptional increase in its rental income of 17% (+ 8% at constant scope), SFL demonstrates the effectiveness of its strategy based on the continuous improvement of the architecture, technical characteristics and environmental performance of […]]]>


PRESS RELEASE

Paris, October 20, 2022

SFL – Financial information for the third quarter of 2022

With an exceptional increase in its rental income of 17% (+ 8% at constant scope), SFL demonstrates the effectiveness of its strategy based on the continuous improvement of the architecture, technical characteristics and environmental performance of its assets. In addition to the growth in rental income, the portfolio’s EPRA vacancy rate stands at an extremely modest level of 0.6%.

Rental income up sharply by 16.7% to €151.7 million:

Consolidated revenue by business segment (in thousands of euros)

Rental income:

2022

2021

To change

(9 months)

(9 months)

Paris CBD

116,743

105,571

+10.6%

Paris Other

32,825

22,842

+43.7%

Western Crescent

2,163

1,569

+37.9%

Total rental income

151,731

129,982

+16.7%

Consolidated rental income for the first nine months of 2022 amounts to €151.7 millionup to one

sharp €21.7 million or 16.7% compared to the 130.0 million euros declared for the same period of 2021.

increase breaks down as follows:

9.3 million euros like-for-like growth (i.e. excluding any portfolio changes affecting period-to-period comparisons), or 7.8%, driven by the increase in rental income from the Edouard VII, 103 Grenelle and Washington Plaza buildings, particularly on new rentals. The indexation of rents also contributes to this by approximately €1.3 million (+1.1%).

  • €5.6 million rental income from areas under redevelopment or renovation over the periods concerned, mainly following the delivery in the second half of 2021 of the 83 Marceau building, which is fully occupied.
  • €6.8 million relating to the acquisition of the Pasteur building in April 2022, which generated a significant increase in rental income, partially offset by the disposal of the 112 Wagram and 9 Percier buildings in early 2021.

SFL – Thomas Fareng – Tel +33 (0)1 42 97 27 00 – t.fareng@fonciere-lyonnaise.com

www.fonciere-lyonnaise.com

SFL is benefiting both from its strategy centered on prime real estate and from the current momentum of the Parisian rental market. Leasing activity was sustained over the period despite a

99% occupancy rate, with 36,000 m². rented year-round until September 2022:

Dimitri Boulte, Chief Executive of SFL, said: “Despite difficult geopolitical and economic conditions, the tertiary rental market in Île-de-France is becoming increasingly polarized, with companies opting for high valueadded properties located in the center of Paris. In this environment, SFL’s strategy is bearing fruit: our performance indicators are solid overall, demonstrating the effectiveness of our business model despite persistent uncertainties. »

The recovery of the rental market in the center of Paris observed since the end of 2021 has led to notable commercial successes for SFL – in particular for quality properties in prime locations – for example in Biome.

During the first nine months, SFL signed leases on nearly 36,000 m² of space with an average nominal rent of €704 per m²a medium not cancellableduration of 8.2 years and an incentive rate of around 17%. These figures bear witness to the solidity of the Paris market and the resilience of SFL’s economic model. Leases include:

  • Biomewith the complex 22,000 m² offices pre-let to La Banque Postale and SFIL;
  • 103 Grenelle, with three new leases signed with Atalante, Promontoria MMB and Netgem for a total of 3,400 m²;
  • Edward VII, with leases signed for 2,700 m², including one for 1,700 m². sales unit with Style Factories;
  • 176 Charles de Gaulle in Neuilly, with leases signed for 1,900 m², including one for 1,200 m². retail unit with Ovelo Cycles.

As of September 30, 2022, the occupancy rate of income-generating properties reached a record level of 99.5% (compared to 98.0% as of December 31, 2021). The EPRA vacancy rate is 0.6% (compared to 1.7% as of December 31, 2021).

Following the acquisition of the Pasteur building (approximately 40,000 m² located in Paris 15e borough) for 484 million euros including costs and the sale of the Le Vaisseau building (approximately 6,300 m² located in Issy-les-Moulineaux) for 27 million euros excluding costs in the first half of 2022, SFL did not any other acquisition or disposal during the third quarter.

Funding: a very reasonable loan-to-value ratio

SFL’s consolidated net debt amounted to €2,473 million as of September 30, 2022, compared to €1,792 million as of December 31, 2021, representing a loan to valueratio of 27.7% based on the appraisal value of the portfolio as of June 30, 2022. The average cost of debt after hedging is 1.2% and the average maturity was 4.1 years. At the end of September 2022, the interest coverage ratio stood at 5.9x.

In addition, SFL has 940 million euros in undrawn credit lines as of September 30, 2022.

SFL – Thomas Fareng – Tel +33 (0)1 42 97 27 00 – t.fareng@fonciere-lyonnaise.com

www.fonciere-lyonnaise.com

Biome (Paris 15e) – Photo: Alexis Paoli

About SFL

Leader in the prime segment of the Parisian commercial real estate market, Société Foncière Lyonnaise stands out for the quality of its portfolio, valued at 8.4 billion euros and centered on the Central Business District of Paris (# cloud.paris, Edouard VII, Washington Plaza, etc.), and for the quality of its client portfolio made up of prestigious companies in the consulting, media, digital, luxury, finance and insurance sectors. The oldest property company in France, SFL demonstrates year after year an unfailing commitment to its strategy based on the creation of high usage value for users and, ultimately, substantial appraisal values ​​for its buildings.

Stock exchange: Euronext Paris Compartment A – Euronext Paris ISIN FR0000033409 – Bloomberg: FLY FP –

Reuters: FLYP PA

S&P rating: BBB+ stable outlook

SFL – Thomas Fareng – Tel +33 (0)1 42 97 27 00 – t.fareng@fonciere-lyonnaise.com

www.fonciere-lyonnaise.com

Disclaimer

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2022 sales 189M
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2022 net income 466M
457M
457M
Net debt 2022 2,186 million
2,144M
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PER 2022 ratio 7.28x
2022 return 5.29%
Capitalization 3,400M
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EV / Sales 2022 29.6x
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# of employees 71
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A long weekend in Pittsburgh made us forget about that other football team https://lyon-infocite.org/a-long-weekend-in-pittsburgh-made-us-forget-about-that-other-football-team/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:00:57 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/a-long-weekend-in-pittsburgh-made-us-forget-about-that-other-football-team/ There’s the entrance and living room of Mister Rogers’ house, the great oak tree where Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl resided, King Friday XIII’s castle, McFeely’s “Speedy Delivery” tricycle, the bench on which Mister Rogers sat during every show, and, of course, his iconic cardigan. We also visited the Bronze sculpture of Monsieur Rogers […]]]>

There’s the entrance and living room of Mister Rogers’ house, the great oak tree where Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl resided, King Friday XIII’s castle, McFeely’s “Speedy Delivery” tricycle, the bench on which Mister Rogers sat during every show, and, of course, his iconic cardigan. We also visited the Bronze sculpture of Monsieur Rogers who resides along the North Shore (near the stadium). Officially called “Tribute to Children”, it stands over 10 feet tall and shows the beloved figure tying his shoes as he would at the start of each episode while singing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”.

It is better to wait for a nice clear day, as we did, to visit the Duquesne Slope, a funicular located near the south side of Pittsburgh. (A funicular is a cable railway, usually on a mountainside, in which the ascending and descending cars are counterbalanced.) This one, which climbs Mount Washington, was designed by Hungarian-American engineer Samuel Diescher and completed in 1877. The bright red Duquesne Incline, one of the few remaining in the country, was lovingly restored by locals in 1963 and retains its wooden cable car appearance with elegant tin ceilings and stunning views on the roofs of the city. One thing to remember: make sure you have the exact price on arrival. There are no changes, no online reservations and no credit or debit cards accepted.

From the top of Mount Washington, you have a magnificent view of the Three sisters self-anchored suspension bridges spanning the Allegheny River at 6th, 7th, and 9th Streets. The bridges have been given official names to honor important Pittsburgh residents: Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol and Rachel Carson. Designed by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, they were all built by the American Bridge Company from 1924 to 1928. The Three Sisters are the only trio of nearly identical bridges, as well as the first self-anchored suspension spans , built in the United States.

In 2001, when the downtown bridges needed maintenance, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation suggested a new color instead of the standard Aztec Gold, according to the Pittsburgh City Paper. Among the colors on offer were Perfect Peach and Purple Ice. “Not everyone was happy with the proposals,” wrote Chris Potter. “Tom Sokolowski, who as head of the Andy Warhol Museum is sort of the city-planning equivalent of Joan Rivers at the Oscars, complained that bridges ‘aren’t bath towels’. What if Arthur Ziegler of PH&LF was so interested in redecorating, Sokolowski reportedly said in The Post-Gazette‘Why isn’t he going to work for IKEA?’ The bridges remain Aztec Gold.

“FURTHERMORE, HOW CAN A CITY THAT CLAIMS OWNERSHIP OF KETCHUP AND MR. ROGERS BE BAD?”

We spent our last day in Pittsburgh visiting the mattress factory, a contemporary art museum in the city’s Northside neighborhood. In 1975, artist and Mattress Factory founder Barbara Luderowski purchased a former Stearns & Foster mattress warehouse, hence its name. The museum now includes several buildings around the neighborhood and a garden plot where we met a very friendly cat. Favorite installations included Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room and Jennifer Angus’ “The Museum of All Things,” an entire room devoted to Victorian furniture, taxidermy and insects.

If you look up from just about anywhere in the city, you’ll see the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning. Tucked inside is the Nationality Rooms, a group of 31 classrooms representing and offered by the national and ethnic groups that contributed to the construction of the city. Other places not to be missed include the beautiful artistic tribute in front of the Congregation of the Tree of Life, where 11 people were murdered inside their synagogue in October 2018. A total of 101 submitted artworks from around the world were chosen to appear on the one block canvas. There is also the Carnegie Museum of Art, with its impressive Hall of Architecture; the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which includes the world’s first specimen of a Tyrannosaurus Rex; and the Carnegie Science Center, with its four levels of interactive exhibits and an impressive planetarium show. Also, don’t miss the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden in Schenley Park; the National aviary, the largest aviary in the country with more than 500 different types of birds; and Point State Park, a 36-acre downtown park with great views.

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Liz Weston: 6 new rules for traveling smarter in Europe | Region https://lyon-infocite.org/liz-weston-6-new-rules-for-traveling-smarter-in-europe-region/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:43:00 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/liz-weston-6-new-rules-for-traveling-smarter-in-europe-region/ Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staffing shortages have led to massive queues and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, hotel and taxi prices have skyrocketed. Then there were the temperature records that caused roads, airport runways and train tracks to blaze, leading to further disruption. Our family of […]]]>

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staffing shortages have led to massive queues and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, hotel and taxi prices have skyrocketed.

Then there were the temperature records that caused roads, airport runways and train tracks to blaze, leading to further disruption.

Our family of three visited Europe this summer – our first trip there in three years – and had a great time despite the challenges. Yet climate change, growing crowds and the lingering effects of the pandemic have altered the way we travel. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, consider the following tips to save money and have a better experience.

1. EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS

European capitals – Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, etc. – are hugely popular for good reason. But often, you can get a better sense of a country’s culture in one of its smaller towns and still enjoy lower prices.

For example, France’s third largest city, Lyon, has a charming old town, spectacular Roman ruins, world-class museums and incredible restaurants. Even in peak season, I found a three-star hotel room for less than $100 a night, and never encountered long lines for attractions that could make Paris an ordeal.

Likewise, we enjoyed Austria’s second largest city, Graz, a nice, affordable alternative to Vienna, and pretty Delft, a canal town just an hour by train from Amsterdam.

European capitals are always worth visiting, but adding alternative destinations can save you money and stress.

2. RETHINK SUMMER TRAVEL

Spring and fall are generally cooler, cheaper and much less crowded. If summer travel is your only option, try to get there as soon as possible after Memorial Day, as crowds (and prices) skyrocket in July and August. Scott’s Cheap Flights, a deals site, recommends booking international travel two to eight months in advance for great deals.

3. DON’T ASSUME — ASK

Early in our marriage—not realizing that many old European buildings didn’t have elevators—we rented a top-floor apartment on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris for a week. Our little attic had a great view, but tackling six flights of stairs after walking around Paris all day wasn’t fun.

Nowadays we also ensure that there is air conditioning, which is not yet as common in Europe as in the United States. Air-conditioned hotels and apartments usually mention this fact in their online listings, but if in doubt about air conditioning or lifts, ask before you book.

4. TREAT EUROPE LIKE A THEME PARK

Hear me out: Disney advice sites such as Undercover Tourist and Mouse Hacking recommend arriving at “rope fall” – when the parks first open. Then you can retire to your hotel in the afternoon, when crowds and temperatures peak, and return in the calmer, cooler hours of the evening.

Consider a similar approach when traveling to Europe in the summer: hit the most popular attractions when they first open, escape the heat in the afternoon, and head out again when it’s more pleasant. If you book an outdoor activity, plan it in the morning or after sunset, if possible.

Find refuge from the afternoon heat in cinemas, old stone cathedrals and numerous art museums with air conditioning to protect paintings. Don’t stand in sweltering queues to buy tickets for anything without first checking to see if admission can be purchased online.

5. PRIORITIZE FLEXIBILITY

Before the pandemic, we often tried to save money by buying non-refundable trips. These days, we’re happy to pay more for flexibility.

For example, we were due to take off from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam days after its baggage system malfunctioned, separating thousands of travelers from their luggage and causing KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to briefly ban checked baggage on flights within Europe. . Even after the baggage issue was resolved, passengers reported waiting hours to check in and through security due to understaffing.

Rather than endure the chaos, we decided to take the train to Austria. We didn’t get all our money back – Austrian Airlines charged a fee of about $70 for each ticket, about a third of what we originally paid – but the refund made up some of the last train fare minute.

We could have paid a lot more for fully refundable airfare, but this “refundable for a fee” option hit the sweet spot between affordability and flexibility.

We also avoided renting apartments or Airbnbs with onerous cancellation policies. Hotels generally have much more flexible policies and staff to make travel easier. A front desk clerk in Lyon, for example, recommended a wonderful restaurant that served traditional Lyon cuisine and arranged for my taxi to the train station after three Uber drivers were canceled in a row.

6. GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

We also had—but thankfully didn’t need—travel interruption and delay coverage through the credit cards we used. Additionally, we had a travel insurance policy that would have paid for booked hotels, meals, and flights if any of us had to be quarantined. The policy added about $100 per week to our travel costs, which seemed like a small price to pay for peace of mind.


This column was provided to The Associated Press by personal finance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a NerdWallet columnist, certified financial planner, and author of “Your Credit Score.” Email: lweston@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lizweston.

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Where to eat upscale https://lyon-infocite.org/where-to-eat-upscale/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 11:05:33 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/where-to-eat-upscale/ Pensacola has a plethora of casual eateries worth checking out, but sometimes it’s good to enjoy the finer things in life. While there’s certainly no place that requires diners to wear a suit and prom dress, there are a handful of high-end dining establishments that raise the bar. Below are six Pensacola restaurants that are […]]]>
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Charity Petanque Tournament Raises $2,100 for Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank | Etc https://lyon-infocite.org/charity-petanque-tournament-raises-2100-for-blue-mountain-action-council-food-bank-etc/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/charity-petanque-tournament-raises-2100-for-blue-mountain-action-council-food-bank-etc/ Twelve two-person teams participated in the Walla Walla Pétanque Club charity tournament on August 21 to raise funds for the Blue Mountain Action Council food bank, club member Catherine Schiaffo said in a statement. All finishing teams who played at Patterson Cellars on club grounds received prizes donated by Walla Walla businesses and individuals. First […]]]>

Twelve two-person teams participated in the Walla Walla Pétanque Club charity tournament on August 21 to raise funds for the Blue Mountain Action Council food bank, club member Catherine Schiaffo said in a statement.

All finishing teams who played at Patterson Cellars on club grounds received prizes donated by Walla Walla businesses and individuals. First place honors went to Leslie Barton and Zach White; Ryan Raber and junior player Maya Johanson got second place and Eric Hamilton and Larry Widmer got third place.

In total, funds raised through tournament fees, bocce skills contests, silent auctions, food donations and direct cash donations raised over $2,100 for the food bank. The non-perishable food donated by the participants weighed 140 pounds and was worth $250.

BMAC representatives Yvonne Segovia and Marcus Frey attended the event and shared information about the food bank’s mission. Segovia played on a team and Frey tried his hand at the skills competition.

The BMAC Food Bank Regional Distribution Center supplies edibles to five food pantries in Walla Walla County and food pantries in Franklin, Columbia, Asotin and Garfield counties, Schiaffo said.

“More than 6,000 meals are distributed daily. One in six people will visit a food pantry this year. Sixty-seven percent of those served are children and the elderly. Because of its purchasing power, every dollar donated is turned into $6 in food aid,” Schiaffo said.

Defined as “feet fixed or planted on the ground”, pétanque players stand with their feet in a circle while throwing a metal ball (boule) as close as possible to a small wooden target ball called a pochet or “little pig” .

The game, first played in Provence, France, is similar to Italian pétanque. Boules games date back to ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt and go through the Middle Ages.

A form of boules known as jeu provençal or boule lyonnaise was extremely popular in the years 1860-1899 in France. Players would roll their balls or run three steps before throwing a ball. Petanque developed in 1910 as an offshoot or variant of the Provençal game.

Local enthusiasts formed the Walla Walla Pétanque Club in 2006 for adult and junior members. It’s the only bocce club east of the Cascades in Washington and one of the largest in the state, Schiaffo said.

The club usually plays at 11 a.m. on Sundays at the club grounds at Patterson Cellars, 1564 Whiteley Road. The club’s Facebook page lists current start times or venue changes and upcoming tournaments. WWPC holds annual charity tournaments to benefit organizations such as BMAC and SOS Health Services.

Hamilton said the club deeply appreciates “all the generous local businesses who donated items for our baskets and auction prizes, our fantastic field hosts at Patterson Cellars and our club members for being part of this worthy event.”

Annie Charnley Eveland is retired from the Union-Bulletin as editor, columnist and reporter for 42 years. A freelance writer, she runs the Etcetera section at UB. Send news with contact name and daytime phone number to acereporter1979@gmail.com or call 509-386-7369.

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drinking water crisis in Marunda; Anies Baswedan blames water privatization https://lyon-infocite.org/drinking-water-crisis-in-marunda-anies-baswedan-blames-water-privatization/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:36:08 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/drinking-water-crisis-in-marunda-anies-baswedan-blames-water-privatization/ TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan responded to the drinking water crisis in Kampung Marunda Kepu, Cilincing, North Jakarta. Reports say that 400 families in the district have not had access to clean water since April 14, 2022. In his defense, Anies said that the provincial government has not been able to carry out […]]]>

TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan responded to the drinking water crisis in Kampung Marunda Kepu, Cilincing, North Jakarta. Reports say that 400 families in the district have not had access to clean water since April 14, 2022.

In his defense, Anies said that the provincial government has not been able to carry out the water pipeline project to provide drinking water to date because the distribution of drinking water is still managed by parties. private companies, namely PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (PALYJA) and PT Aetra Air Jakarta.

“When it comes under Jakarta’s authority in 2023, Jakarta will invest in the construction of pipelines,” he explained.

Anies hoped that regional tap water company PAM Jaya could later apply for a regional capital injection (PMD) to fast-track the pipeline project after water privatization ends in 2023.

“If PMD can be done, the pipeline project can proceed faster as it is very much influenced by the amount we invest,” the Governor of the Maritime Museum in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, said on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Anies Baswedan said PAM Jaya has so far built portable reservoirs in several villages to provide drinking water to residents and prevent them from abstracting groundwater. “This [clean water crisis] can be contained once PAM Jaya regains his authority,” concluded Anies.

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Give dad a banquet lunch https://lyon-infocite.org/give-dad-a-banquet-lunch/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:00:10 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/give-dad-a-banquet-lunch/ Claribeaux on La Bellarine is preparing to celebrate its first Father’s Day in style. Bellarine’s newest and fastest growing foodie destination is hosting a Father’s Day banquet luncheon that will delight foodies, dads, grandads and all the special men in the area. The hero man of the day can kick off the celebration with a […]]]>

Claribeaux on La Bellarine is preparing to celebrate its first Father’s Day in style. Bellarine’s newest and fastest growing foodie destination is hosting a Father’s Day banquet luncheon that will delight foodies, dads, grandads and all the special men in the area.

The hero man of the day can kick off the celebration with a free glass of local shiraz or a pot of draft beer or cider. The culinary occasion includes a fabulous range of three starters, three main courses (with two side dishes) and two desserts. Banquet guests can take advantage of the grounds – all dishes will be served on shared platters so the urge to order won’t be a problem!

Vegans and vegetarians will not be disappointed either. They are invited to order from the Claribeaux à la carte menu. Children under 12 can dine from the children’s menu.

For those who haven’t been to Claribeaux, it’s time to do so. Since opening in March of this year, Claribeaux has quickly established a reputation as an unmissable gastronomic destination. The spectacular views over the fairways and greens of Curlewis Golf Club are just the start. Claribeaux will delight with its creative structural form and culinary options – French influence, contemporary fusion and a strong focus on sustainable local produce. An impressive list of local and international drinks guarantees a state of blissful indecision.

A quick glance at the banquet menu is sure to make your mouth water.

Begin:

CHARCUTERIE homemade terrine, chicken liver pâté, pork rillettes, GFA marinated condiments

SALMON WITH DILL, gribiche sauce, watercress SG

LEEK, GOAT & RYE TART V

The main event

BELLARINE BEEF CRUSTILLE served with Chasseur mushroom sauce SG

CRISP SKIN BARRAMUNDI fennel & grapefruit salad, lemon white butter SG

PROVENCAL CHICKEN Roasted free-range chicken with herbs served with bell pepper, olive & tomato SG

sides

LYONNAISE SG POTATOES

BROCCOLINI, BROKEN BUTTER, PISTACHIO SG

To finish

English CHARLOTTE APPLE with calvados, vanilla cream

LEMON SYLLABUB strawberries, white chocolate, raspberry SG

Claribeaux on The Bellarine is located at Curlewis Golf Club, 1345 Portarlington Road, Curlewis. The Father’s Day banquet lunch is $75 per person. Reservations via www.claribeaux.com.au

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What makes Lyonnaise potatoes a unique and decadent dish? https://lyon-infocite.org/what-makes-lyonnaise-potatoes-a-unique-and-decadent-dish/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 15:56:00 +0000 https://lyon-infocite.org/what-makes-lyonnaise-potatoes-a-unique-and-decadent-dish/ As Serious Eats explains, butter is essential, but it’s not the only thing you need to consider. a variety of techniques and ingredients must combine perfectly for the symphony of flavors known as Lyonnaise potatoes. The first step to a beautifully decadent dish is choosing the right kind of potato: opt for Yukon Gold potatoes […]]]>

As Serious Eats explains, butter is essential, but it’s not the only thing you need to consider. a variety of techniques and ingredients must combine perfectly for the symphony of flavors known as Lyonnaise potatoes.

The first step to a beautifully decadent dish is choosing the right kind of potato: opt for Yukon Gold potatoes for a creamier texture and richer taste. While Russet potatoes have crisper crusts, they lack the flavor of Yukon Golds and fall apart easily. You’ll want to cut your potatoes into ¼-inch slices and boil them before frying, but be careful: thin potato slices fall apart easily. To avoid this, add a small amount of vinegar to the water before boiling the potatoes. The acids in the vinegar react to strengthen the cells of the potato, helping the potato slices hold their shape and creating a starchy outer layer that crunches when fried, says Serious Eats.

But above all: don’t skimp on the butter. It helps potatoes cook evenly and gives them their exquisite taste. If you really want to take your potatoes to the next level, clarify your butter before frying. Food Network explains that the process of clarifying butter separates water and milk solids, leaving only rich, flavorful fat. Since clarified butter has a higher smoke point than unclarified butter, you can sear your potatoes perfectly without sacrificing flavor.

Don’t have time to clarify the butter? Don’t worry, you can still bake Lyonnaise potatoes in regular butter, but it might be harder to get the perfect crust.

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