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From a baggage handler to Chef Concierge of three Left Bank hotels and now a member of the prestigious Clefs d’Or Society, Sanjay is an Americanish success story. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.
For over 13 years he has been welcoming guests to Paris and sparing no effort [...]Continue Reading →
Or as we call it Karole’s Afghan Café-think of Karen Allen’s Himalayan bar in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Karole’s is not a tourist destination, you won’t find it in guidebooks and my friends may pillory me for revealing our secret.
Just a block off Agnes Varda’s immortalized Rue Daguerre [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
I’m having my morning noisette under the shade of a chestnut tree that looms over the terrace of the Bar de la Croix Rouge. Off to my right is Cesar’s statue of Centaur and to my left the rue du Four angles towards me.
It’s 8AM and the café has been open since 6 making [...]Continue Reading →
The petitist bistro in Saint Germain and possibly all of Paris is now under new management. Although the menu is no longer sprinkled with items from Spain it has lost none of its charm.
Stroll by at 11:30 AM and you’ll see Maribel and Marine prepping for the day until the doors officially [...]Continue Reading →
The answer to the question: Where can I find good Mexican food in Paris is Fajitas.
Completely par hasard I descended the Rue Dauphine towards the river, a route I had never traveled and just before I got there, slam, bang, Fajitas. It is authentic right down to the Vera Cruzano owner, Miguel Garcia, who [...]Continue Reading →
The Polish Countess had just joined me as a member of the Grandparents Club and I invited her for a celebratory drink. She chose one of her neighborhood haunts, the venerable Louis Philippe that has guarded the Pont Louis Philippe along the Quai de Hotel de Ville since 1810.
We were welcomed [...]Continue Reading →
When Sophie and her husband sold the Bouquet to finance the opening of Le Soleil d’Or near Notre Dame the new owners thought they were inheriting a tourist goldmine and not the comfortable bistro du coin it had always been. Regulars stayed away [...]Continue Reading →
André Jorno’s Tunisian mother opened the first Sephardic grocery on this rue de Rosiers location in the early 50’s when the Marais was still the predominantly Ashkenazi Jewish neighborhood it had been since the Middle Ages.
Falafel lovers will argue vociferously as to who makes the best on the rue des Rosiers but [...]Continue Reading →