Bistros & Restos 1st to 5th Arr.

Canard et Champagne

It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and M and I were exploring the Passage des Panoramas when hunger struck, right in front of this delightful, convivial bistro.

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Les Noces de Jeannette

AAngMy Angela, my Petaluma girlfriend was in town for her annual visit, and as is customary I took her to lunch to celebrate her 89th. My selection, LES NOCES de JEANNETTE.

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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.