Bistros & Restos 11th to 15th Arr.

Jadis-15th arrondissement

Off the beaten tourist path in the 15th arrondissement discerning diners are discovering pleasures worth the trip. Young chef Guillaume Delage brings an innovative approach to classic seasonal dishes and his wife charms the front of the house.

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L'ourcine-13th arrondissement

I first heard about this quaint bistro nestled off the beaten track in the 13th from my pal Alec Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris but my introduction was from Barbara Wild of French gardening.

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Le Baron Rouge-12th arrondissement

At the end of a morning of shopping for Sunday dinner at the Marché d’Aligre I can often be found sipping a glass of red from the extensive list of wines, some for as little as 2.5 euros a glass, accompanied by a plate of rillettes de porc with a bowl of cornichons that could easily satisfy two persons at this local institution.

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Astier-11th arrondissement

Just a few blocks from the République metro station at the junction of the northern end of the Marais and the 11th arrondissement Frederic Hubig of Café Moderne has applied his talents into turning this classic old Paris bistro into a vibrant bistro du coin that attracts diners from all over Paris or like the couple seated to my left from Mexico City.

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Chez Paul-12th arrondissement

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Jeanne A.

Pascale of Version à la Française had won my ExpatExpo raffle for dinner for two at Jeanne A., the charcuterie, traiteur, bistro run by Frederic Hubig of the adjacent Astier. She very kindly asked me to be her guest for dinner and networking.


 

 

Pascale of Version à la Française had won my ExpatExpo raffle for dinner for two at Jeanne A., the charcuterie, traiteur, bistro run by Frederic Hubig of the adjacent Astier. She very kindly asked me to be her guest for dinner and networking.

I arrived a few minutes early and stopped for un verre at Astier where I ran into Amy from Brooklyn and Burgundy and Marcy from Umbria. After establishing our Brooklyn bona fides (Junior High School, High School and neighborhood) I was invited to join them while I waited for Pascal. When she arrived Robert filled a glass for her and topped mine as we all got acquainted.

I had attended a press party for the soft opening in September but Jeanne A. was now in full stride.

Frederic poured a Pouilly Fumé 2008 Domaine Masson-Blondelet from the Astier cave with an Assiette de saucisses et saucissons (Jésus de Lyon, Rosette de Lyon, saucisse au Laguiole) that was followed by an entrée portion of juicy chou-farci

For our main course we chose Gigot d’agneau de lait frotté à la moutardeàl’ancienne et au thym with a glass of Foillard’s excellent 2008 Morgon.

 

Another glass of Morgon enhanced our cheese selection.

By now it was after midnight and we were completely satisfied requiring neither coffee nor calvados. We exchanged bye-bye bisous and ventured into the night in search of transportation.

42 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris 75011
Metro: Oberkampf, République, Parmentier
9:30AM -10PM, closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Tel: 01 43 55 09 49.

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Le Train Bleu

France's legendary Paris-Riviera trains, especially between the wars, were celebrated in names of cocktails, fashion designs, perfume, all sorts of things.  Glamor by association.  Most of the mystique and exuberance of the era is long gone, but happily a living monument to it exists: the Train Bleu restaurant in Paris' Gare de Lyon.  A few days ago I had my first meal there in over 35 years.
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No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”

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Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.