Category Archives: FOOD

BON BON FAIT MAISON ON KYTHIRA, GREECE

Bon Bon Fait Maison is an innovative concept of fast gourmet food on a Greek island, where the Ionian, Aegean and Cretan seas meet under the Greek sunlight. The story begins a few years ago when some friends from Paris got together on a Greek island named Kythira. The island’s strange energy, the flavours, the aromas and the authenticity of the place made their hearts beat loudly. This intense love for the island evoked their need for creation. This is how BON BON Fait Maison (homemade) was designed, shaking things up gastronomically on the island. The soul of the endeavour is Chef Kriton Minas Poulis from Paris, he is the man who envisioned the gastronomic philosophy behind BON BON Fait Maison. The interesting menu includes homemade ice creams and sorbets that smell like Greece, French galettes and crepes from Brittany with black buckwheat flour, fresh juices of unique combinations and a strict selection of Greek traditional products.

The Interior Design Laboratorium is responsible for the design identity. This Greek interior design company was asked from the beginning to conceive of a design identity which could travel to other Greek islands as well as major European cities. The first BON BON Fait Maison is located in the town of Kythira, in a traditional two storey building from the 1860s. The design is inspired by Greece, the Greek summer and the life of the people living on the Greek islands. The intention of the design study was to create a space that would subconsciously awaken to the visitor memories of their childhood summer innocence; much like the warm feeling of the summerhouse that keeps you coming back. The careful selection of materials and elements, such as the traditional mosaic floor, the white marbles from the island of Naxos, the built-in benches and the wooden ceiling which was carefully restored and preserved, are familiar images tied to Greek island houses. The furniture and all the wooden constructions were custom designed for the project, highlighting both the uniqueness of the project and the design philosophy of Interior Design Laboratorium. The decorative lighting fixtures made from brass, porcelain and glass project impressive sparkles of design on the white plaster walls. The design outcome features a mix of old and new elements that emit a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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SUMMER PEACH PANZANELLA SALAD

This tomato, peach, and red onion panzanella salad is a perfect summer salad. It’s delicious, healthy and easy to make. The recipe is from a new cook book: Feeding A Family by Sarah Waldman. You can find the recipe there on Say Yes.

Credits & source: image by Elizabeth Cecil | via Say Yes.

THE PERFECT SUMMER COCKTAIL

This rose spritzer seems like the perfect drink for a hot summer day! You can find the recipe here on The Sweetest Occasion.

Credits & source: art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | image by Alice G. Patterson.

PRETTY SORBET COLORS FOR SUMMER

Pretty sorbet colors are perfect for summer! Here is some inspiration + some product suggestions to create a summer vibe in your home.

pink pillow | rectangular pillows | hex pillow | knobs

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GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT – PART 1

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Christmas is just around the corner, just 1.5 week to go! Today some lovely images to get into the holiday spirit. Those Swedish cinnamon buns look so delicious, don’t they? You can find the recipe here.

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THE FOOD FILES: HOMEMADE DADE ALMOND TRUFFLES

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These truffles made with dade, almonds and cocos look delicious! The food styling is simply stunning. You can find the recipe here, it is in Polish but you can translate using Google translate. The recipe is really easy!

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MALIBU FARM CAFE AT THE MALIBU PIER (LOS ANGELES)

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Swedish born Helene Henderson has a two-acre organic farm in Malibu. For years she has been organizing cooking classes and hosting farm dinners out of her home and recently she has openend Malibu Farm, a cafe & restaurant at the Malibu Pier in Los Angeles. Helene: “We are not a big corporation or funded by investors, we are a locally owned small business. Our food is super simply prepared, there are no secret ingredients. We order everything organic, but none of our local small farmers are certified, and our big suppliers, do not deliver 100% organic 100 % of the time. I naively thought when I opened the cafe, that organics were easy for restaurant to source – it is not. It is a daily and challenging struggle.However we are proud of the products that we serve and believe we put the best possible produce available on every dish served”

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