Finding Your Shangri-La in Paris

If you are travelling to Paris, as with any major city, there are a plethora of accommodation options. For that something special, a stay within the Shangri-La’s palatial surrounds is a must for a special occasion. Before we opened La Villa, we had a wonderful holiday on the island of Penang (Malaysia), staying at Shangri-La’s ….

Tomato & Basil Sauce

This is a wonderfully versatile sauce which we make to serve with our tortellini or ravioli dishes. With just a few main ingredients, it’s a great sauce to make in a large batch and freeze in.   Ingredients 400gm tin of San Marzano tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, ….

Feeling Peckish? See our 2018 guide to local restaurants

Although we serve dinner at La Villa, Wednesday-Sunday evening – we appreciate that guests like to try local eateries too. With 10 restaurants within a short walk of La Villa and a further 12 within a short drive, there is something to suit all tastes right on our doorstep. From crepes to Moroccan, traditional French ….

Guide to Mazamet’s 2018 Spring & Summer Events

From the end of April, Mazamet plays host to a wonderful array of events… this round up, whilst not exhaustive, will give you a flavour of what’s taking place in a very special year when Le Tour de France returns to the streets of Mazamet for the first time since 2007. Floriales – April 27th-29th ….

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