Well of course we would end up at the launch of a smart French brasserie. On a rainy windswept evening, there is nowhere better to be in Germany than Petit Tortue on Neuer Wall. We’re the toast of town, the icing on the gâteau. Fresh meat among the Hamburgers so to speak. Tchin-tchin! The little sister of Hotel Tortue, the brasserie shares the same tortoise inspiration. “It’s about taking life at a relaxed pace,” owner Pascal Bechét tells us over a leisurely flow of tartines à la Française, plats simples, petits plaisirs savoureux, petits plaisirs doux and Perrier-Jouët. If this is relaxed, we’re liking it. Very Paris, very Hamburg, very us.
“There are about 10 French restaurants in Hamburg,” confirms Monsieur Bechét. “But none as close to the canals as this one.” C’est merveilleuse but we want to know more about la tortue. “Oh là là! When Hamburg was a département of Paris in the early 19th century, none other than Napoléon stayed in this historic quarter. He and his companions brought with them the idea of that world famous savoir vivre. The delightful art of living without hurrying. And which creature is extraordinarily good at this? Et voilà! La tortue. It reminds us to take our time, especially when we don’t have any.” La nuit ne fait que commencer.
30 replies on “Petite Tortue Hamburg + Pascal Bechét”
Hilarious hamburger pun! Was this a press invite or a bit a gate-crashing?
It was strictly business.
J’adore !! xx
Merci, merci beaucoup xo
Another fabulous article from LVB 💕
Glad you enjoyed it.
Et vous darling XX
C’est une très bonne fonctionnalité. Plein de bisous
Thank you Christophe. A little bit of Paris comes to Hamburg! Wonderful x
I’m with Stephano tonight in Sexy Fish and we’re giggling at your copy. Were you here last Thursday? Little 🐦told us. XXX
Glad you’re enjoying the double entendres. Unfortunately neither Annabel P nor the rest of the LVB team are able to comment further at this time.
Really? Annabel’s Insta story suggests you were lol. Cute video 😍😍😍
Our lips, all our lips, on this occasion are sealed. X
Ok. There may be a forthcoming LVB article on Sexy Fish. Incidentally in That Instagram Video we are wearing Mary Martin London. A jacket from the Blood Sweat and Tears Men’s Collection. So many people commented on it! Annabel P is wearing Vivienne Westwood… and half her family’s diamond collection. LVB X
Hysterical! Possibly the funniest opening review I’ve read this year XX
Thanks! As you can probably gather it was a rather fun night… xx
It is always a pleasure to read your articles the best writter I know you just flow with the words it makes me want a bite!!
Yes! Mary darling thanks so much. Never mind writing, your designing and creating is out of this world. Like mega! You would love the shops in Hamburg though. Some great fashion. Not exactly MML standard but still interesting fabrics and shapes.
Harry and I are adoring this! It’s given me some ideas for my new script.
Thank you HRH Duchess of Sussex. We aim to please. Do give credit to LVB on Netflix.
Just discovered this blog. Seriously ! Whoever you are you can write. Most undiscovered blog, I mean it.
Wow! Thank you Anton. Hope you enjoy the back history and the articles to come.
So was it some fresh meat among the burgers 😂 Was that a Big Mac or a Whopper ?
Hilarious SCW! Vegan burger of course. With chips and mayo.
Fresh meat among the burgers 🤣 Was that a Big Mac or a Whopper with cheese ? 🍔
It was a carnivorous riot!
Fresh meat among the burgers ?! Perhaps a Big Mac or a Whopper?
So funny Wellsy! Veggie burger of course. With chips and mayo.
Take me to Hamburg next time handsome! 🥂💃🥂💃🥂
It’s a deal! LVB X