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1st to 5th Arr.
It was M’s birthday and although we’d eaten many times at the Duke’s Bar at the Hotel Westminster overseen by Chef Christophe Moisand we’d never tried his 1-star Le Céladon. We were warmly welcomed by Alain, the maitre d’ and ushered to our table where moments later Emanuel Traore, the charming [...]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 →
Philippe Starck has done a complete remodel of the best and most expensive Italian restaurant in Paris but remembering the axiom of rapport qualité-prix it’s worth it from [...]Continue Reading →
A former journalist for Le Figaro and one-time antique dealer the statuesque Marie Steinberg, following her pattern of a new restaurant every ten years may have found the formula for an extended run with Cru. Shunning Rungis she purchases organic fruits and vegetables from petit producteurs and sources meats and fish from [...]Continue Reading →
Franck Lesage tarted up the place when he took over the reins from his father, Serge, but didn’t disturb the formula that has made it an institution since its inception in 1974-hand cut charcuterie, ripe, runny cheeses and good, inexpensive wines (8cl glasses at the bar for 2 euros) drawn from the barrels that they [...]Continue Reading →
Step into the Duke’s Bar and you are at once in an elegant Mayfair men’s club–mahogany bar, oversized green leather club chairs, deep green fabric covering [...]Continue Reading →
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I’d passed by the Marais location several times but being a purist I was reluctant to try it out not believing pastrami in Paris could compare to New York’s finest.
My pal Albert Nahmias had called for a meeting and when I arrived at his apartment door he ushered me into his car and we [...]Continue Reading →
I had heard consistently good things about this Latin Quarter bistro and was delighted when my colleague, Alain Neyman, of www.lesrestos.com invited me to join him for a leisurely lunch.
I was a few minutes early and owner Bertrrand Bluy served me a Txapa, a rosé from the Pays-Basques with a cherry-like finish. [...]Continue Reading →
On a sunny and cold day M, the BF (beau-fils) and I were seated at a table ronde by a window from where we could enjoy the beautiful murals that cover the soothingly soft green walls. [...]Continue Reading →
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