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Monocle travel guide

— Aomori


Basque culinary fireworks in Paris, bed and breakfast by the brightest light on the Oregon coast, a sparkling new Oslo alehouse and a Berlin foodstore sure to set your creative energies ablaze. We bring you this month’s Monocle round-up.

Basque, Oregon, Oslo, Paris

Le Dauphin


Next door to Fred Peneau and Basque chef Inaki Aizpitarte’s groundbreaking bistro, Le Chateaubriand, is their latest venture, Le Dauphin. To transform this former bistro into a modern 40-seater dining spot, the chef enlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Clément Blanchet. The duo turned the classic French bistro on its head and came up with a spectacular U-shaped white-marble bar and a mirrored interior. The ever-changing menu riffs on French classics, such as hand-cut steak tartare that sits happily next to Ibérico pork belly with…


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