My journey

WELCOME EVERYONE!

I am so delighted to introduce you to my blog, A la carte d’Elé!

Everyone calls me Elé, but my real name is Eléonore. I left everything one year and a half ago to adventure Australia and start a new life full of surprises. Because what’s better than travelling, discovering a new country, and getting yourself out of your comfort zone to rise and grow over and over again?

Me during a photo shoot in Melbourne
Me reading a book in Melbourne in the haridresser's

Why creating a blog?

I’ve always had a passion for writing. I am fascinated by the power of words, by the influence and consequence that each word can bring to a discourse. As a child, I wrote songs, wrote my thoughts in a diary and wrote long letters to my friends (before the web 2.0 era of course). I had a lot of fun writing, telling stories.

After studying music at the conservatory in France and taught piano, sang in different jazz/soul bands until I was 23 years old, I went back to my studies, got two different Master’s degrees in luxury and marketing, and then became a Press agent in France. I started working with lifestyle magazines and organizing press days for journalists. The world of the press fit me.

A year and a half later, I landed in Luxembourg and settled down at PREMIUM, a luxury lifestyle magazine for men for which I wrote articles, was responsible for business development and events for 3 years and a half. A wonderful professional experience!

A few months after my arrival in Melbourne at the end of 2018, I started working for “Le Petit Journal” Melbourne, an international online media for French expatriates around the world. Again, I took great pleasure in writing and meeting the actors of Melbourne life because that’s also what I like about writing: sharing!

Salmon and mango poke bowl in a grey plate with a red background
Banana and chocolate fondant recipe on a table, view from the top

Why A la carte d’Elé?

On November 2019, I made the decision to take the plunge and I launched a first blog in French and English called « The Epicurious » where I was talking about art, food, travel and wellness. Six months later, according to my audience’s feedbacks and my feelings, I decided to focus only on one subject and I chose “food”. You’re probably wondering why, and the reason is simple. Because I’m a food addict, a real food lover, often described by my friends as an indescribable foodie. Is it serious doctor? It’s such a pleasure for me to cook, share my recipes, write about food, discover the best places to eat around the world. Through my culinary pictures, I love highlighting all the beauty of food and stirring gourmets’ senses. Lastly, I take great pleasure in interviewing international Chefs to understand their journey and learn international cuisine with them. It’s extremely rewarding!

As you probably understood, I will guide you with my recipes, help you escape your daily grind through Chefs interviews, food content and give you all the good addresses in Melbourne to eat like a KING! Here is my blog’s aim, from now on, called A la carte d’Elé!

Happy reading and thank you in advance to all the readers who will take the time to visit my blog!

Elé,

With love…

Banana and chocolate fondant recipe on a table
Salmon and mango poke bowl in a grey plate
Homemade granola presented in a cup on a white table