Dining, Bars + Tea
By Paige Donner
There’s a bistro-rific duo operating out of the not-so-new (but completely re-imagined) Jazz Cellar and Bistro, À La Marguerite, at Les Halles. This is the area that Parisian food writers have been referring to as « the stomach » of Paris ever since Emile Zola first coined the phrase, and where late-night good eats, paired with jazz music strumming ‘til the early dawn hours, can be found.Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 December 2013 )
« Where can we go to get fit for Christmas ? » asks Jean Cazals, award winning foodie photojournalist «I need interesting photogenic places and my wife needs pampering. We want to chill, discover local landmarks, meet for quiet, delicious, dinners. Discover local landmarks. A big ask? Not really ….read on, this is what I suggest.Last Updated ( Friday, 06 December 2013 )
BUZZ: Joel Robuchon & Sushi Shop : Gateaux Thoumiex Opens : L’Initial : Shangrila La Yule Log & News from Thierry MarxBy Margaret Kemp
Joel Robuchon, the chef with 28 Michelins, has created a chic collection for Sushi Shop. Jean-François Piege launches Gâteaux Thoumieux : L’Initial has a brand new look by Studio Putman, check out the Shangri La Yule Log and there’s news from Thierry Marx.Last Updated ( Friday, 29 November 2013 )
By Margaret Kemp
Since leaving Le Meurice chef Yannick Alleno has been very busy with the launch of Terroir Parisien, Palais Brogniart. And, after 25 years of reflection and writing, he publishes « Ma Cuisine Française » a hefty tome weighing 17 kilos, selling in limited edition for 1,500€. Chef Albert Corre’s Petit Pergolese is unlike any other Paris bistrot, reflecting the passion of the chef/owner for contemporary art and delicious neo-tradi gastronomy. And Yann Couvreur’s Yule Log can be tasted at the Prince de Galles, or ordered to go. But hurry it’s limited edition!Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 November 2013 )
BUZZ - Alain Ducasse at Le Meurice : Ma Collection De Saveurs : Barthouil & the Prince Gardener's BucheBy Margaret Kemp
Rumours were circulating for months as to which superchef would take over at Le Meurice when Yannick Alleno decided to continue his culinary path in other directions. So, who’s in the kitchens now ? Nothing nicer than strolling around Paris, two new concept boutiques for foodies will tickle your tastebuds. And Prince Louis Albert de Broglie’s bucolic inspired buche is beyond mouthwatering.
By Margaret Kemp
Bruno Doucet’s third La Régalade, located in Hotel de Nell, is packed with NBF’s (new best friends). Crillon Le Brave, Provence, is a chillax address. Bistrot Valois, next to historic Palais Royale, theatres and designer boutiques, needs your attention. And, have you tried Le Café Kousmichoff on the Champs Elysées? Excellent! Who’s Gault & Millau’s chef of the year, 2014, read all about it.
By Margaret Kemp
We booked Chef’s Table at Frederic Vardon’s Le 39V, the glass and steel rooftop restaurant, just behind the Champs Elysées: to watch the ballet of the kitchen is always exciting. Book well ahead for Ginger, excellent food and great “pipole” watching. And, thanks to two young start-ups, Paris has its’ own beer, who knew?Last Updated ( Monday, 11 November 2013 )
BUZZ: Angelina's 110th Birthday: Le Tournesol: Cantina Di Luca, Thoumieux News & Lignac's New BakeryBy Margaret Kemp
In 1903 Austrian über-confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer named his Salon de Thé, on rue de Rivoli, in honour of his daughter-in-law, Angeline Rumpelmayer. Nicolas Richard launches Luca: Lignac’s got a brand new bakery: Jean-Francois Piége is elected to Grandes Hotels du Monde & Le Tournesol’s got a brand new look.Last Updated ( Friday, 25 October 2013 )
By Margaret Kemp
When Amedeo Poletti's restaurant Caveau del Teatro, built 1629, inherited from his great-grandfather, caught fire recently he was distraught. With his sister, the sommelière Fernanda Poletti, their address had consistently received rave reviews, since it opened in 1990. In Paris Jean-Yves Leranguer, Christophe Scmitt and Claude Ducrozet plan Les Dîners Collection, they're also particpating in La Semaine du Goût. And, FIAC the art-fair extraordinaire celebrates 40 glorious years.Last Updated ( Friday, 11 October 2013 )
By Loui Franke
Join me for a day of wandering in the fifth arrondissement of Paris and experience some of my favorite places and activities. We’ll begin in the upper part of rue Mouffetard in the morning for coffee and a croissant at Place de la Contrescarpe. We'll hit all of my favorites including lunch at Variations and a walk along the Seine.Last Updated ( Friday, 18 October 2013 )
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