Monsieur Pamplemousse, first-class gastronome and inspector of food, has been recruited to sample the appalling cuisine at the inappropriately named ‘Hotel du Paradis’. Not an easy task, since the hotel is owned by his Director’s formidable aunt, Louise, and the utmost tact is required. But Monsieur Pamplemousse is not one to shirk a challenge and so, with the ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites at his side, he sets forth on his mission.
Once in the vicinity of the hotel, Monsieur Pamplemousse hears curious tales about the extraordinary effects of the hotel’s food on its guests: strangers suddenly become best friends and passionate embraces abound. Then Pommes Frites breaks loose from his bedchamber to ravage the local canine ladies and Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself on the receiving end of a heavily-loaded baguette. Clearly something is amiss and, donning his investigative hat, Monsieur Pamplemousse embarks on some serious detection…
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