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It was Friday night and this recently hip section of a very large arrondissement was hopping. A young crowd was packing the bars along the rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud that had heretofore been boucheries and boulangers.
My destination was Les 3 Sceaux, an unpretentious bistro with a reputation for an excellent bio cave. [...]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 →
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 →
Juan Sanchez left Miami to study cooking and wound up creating a great wine shop, La Dernière Goutte which supplies the wines for the provençal inspired meals that Fish turns out. His partner, Drew Harré, came to Paris from New Zealand, fell in love and stayed.
Together they have created a marriage of an American [...]Continue Reading →
My neighbors will be furious so don’t tell them how you found this place.
A classic bistro du coin where local construction workers get a café fix (best price in the neighborhood) in the morning and a beer or wine pause at the end of the day. This is the kind of place where [...]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 →
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