EIFFEL TOWER RESTAURANT

Ah, La Tour Eiffel. Architectural wonder, monument of Paris.

ELV has eaten at the Jules Verne Restaurant in the real deal (now run by Alain Ducasse), and found it, despite its tourist-trap reputation, to be one of the most awesome and charming places to dine in all of Gay* Paree.

ELV has eaten in the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower Restaurant many times, and has always found it to be something of a tourist trap.

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And The Correct Answer Is….

WHO IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE, a savory and sweet whodunnit celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. This Ted Kotcheff film is a must see for anyone who fashions themselves a connoisseur of food movies.

ELV puts it right up there with Juzo Itami’s Tampopo (1985) and Ang Lee’s Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994) as one of the great gastronomic films of all time. (click here for one of our favorite scenes from Tampopo)

And if those scenes don’t get you hungry and slightly steamy, try this one.

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