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Guidebook like Le Fooding but better?

johannabanana Jan 29, 2012 03:21 PM

When we stayed at Hegia we remember being shown a French restaurant guide book that's relatively new on the scene, similar to but better than Le Fooding. Anyone know what it is?

  1. johannabanana Feb 5, 2012 12:25 PM

    Just to follow up on this, I worked it out. "Omnivore" is what we were looking for:
    http://www.omnivore.fr/
    Do other people think it's reliable?

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    1. re: johannabanana
      mangeur Feb 5, 2012 04:02 PM

      Flipping this around, how do YOU compare the reviews as you put them side by side with Le Fooding? i.e., which ones resonate with your experience with known quantities?

      1. re: mangeur
        johannabanana Feb 6, 2012 06:01 PM

        I can't really say -- I'm fairly sure the book version of Omnivore, which I've only glanced at once, is more expansive and current than the online selection, where the reviews seem to often be for meals in 2009. Cursorily, I'd say Omnivore covers higher-end places. And at times I think Le Fooding is a little too enthusiastic. I plan on buying the 2012 Omnivore when it comes out in March as long as French Amazon carries it. Omnivore and Le Fooding both certainly have better-working. websites than Michelin -- I can never work out how to click on a Michelin listing online without losing the entire search list.

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