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Chef Gerard Idoux brought his celebrated soufflés from La Cigale when he took over the original Récamier across the street from Hermés in a fashionable part of the 6th arrondissement. It has become a canteen for the cultural world and celebrated authors and actors can often be seen planning their next project. [...]Continue Reading →
After a massive renovation by the restaurateur Gérard-Joulie Les Grandes Marches reopened late in 2012. Adjacent to the Paris Opéra Bastille it can accommodate over 300 diners on two levels and the 60 seat terrace.
An ideal spot for a pre-performance cocktail or post concert dinner we arrived for dinner while [...]Continue Reading →
Fredric Hubig, the Earl of the Eleventh (Astier, Sassotondo, Jeanne A) on the rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud) has applied the “Hubig touch” to Montmartre with the opening of Jeanne B, the younger but bigger sister of Jeanne A.
Halfway up the hill from rue Lepic at rue des Abbesses to [...]Continue Reading →
Lunch is served 3 ways:
Entrée, plat or plat dessert at 14.90 euros
Entrée, plat, Dessert at 19 euros
Plat + glass of wine [...]Continue Reading →
On a quiet street near the Place des Vosges Chef/partner Ryotaro Kobayashi is producing Asian-accented French food that is light, subtle, beautifully presented and at 16.50 euros for a luncheon formule of entrée, plat or plat, dessert, a deal.
I was joined by my pal Bob Glaser, the one man in Paris [...]Continue Reading →
Thanks to Phyllis Roth of New York for this tip.
Named for Philippe Madamour’s collection of antique percolators this spot in the “Europe” district-streets are Turin, Moscou, Rome, etc. that houses music shops and luthiers Le Percolateur is turning out very good food at reasonable prices. The setting is reminiscent of the [...]Continue Reading →
On the site of his former print shop, Sarkiss, an Armenian Turk expatriate from Istanbul (Parisian for 42 years) has installed a superb etoile-trained [...]Continue Reading →
Hidden on a side street close to the Bon Marché you can sample the work of future Michelin-starred chefs for as little as 25 euros per person.The advisory board that assists in the training of young chefs and restaurateurs includes Joel Robuchon,Guy Savoy and Thierry Marx.
After a tour of the [...]Continue Reading →
After two missed opportunities due the cold and flu that had been attacking Parisians “Rabbi” Albert and I finally connected and were joined by the charming Breton Food Blogger Vanessa Besnard at Café Sud.
We were seated in an alcove where a curtain could be drawn for privacy, but wasn’t, next [...]Continue Reading →
My Mill Valley pals Robin and Jenny Oliver were in town and as is our custom, established during Robin’s last visit we dined at a restaurant that I could review.Continue Reading →
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