James Bond food Moderne

A night at the Hotel Moderne

During their drive through France to Switzerland in the novel of Goldfinger, both James Bond and Auric Goldfinger stop overnight at Orléans. Goldfinger stays at the Arcades, a luxury hotel overlooking the Loire, but if Goldfinger had not stayed at there, Bond supposes that it would have been the Moderne.

James Bond food choucroute

Choucroute garnie

Deciding on dinner following his marathon drive through France and into Switzerland in pursuit of Goldfinger, James Bond opts for choucroute at the Bavaria brasserie.

The Michelin Guide to Goldfinger

During his pursuit of Goldfinger through France, James Bond consults 'his Michelin' on several occasions, using it to plan his route and look up places to eat and stay. It's highly likely that Bond has with him the Michelin Guide, the famous red book that has long been the bible for motorists and gastronomes visiting the country.