If I were living in the Passy area in Paris, this restaurant would have definitely been our family restaurant. No fuss, no ado, La petite tour is a cozy little restaurant with warm service at a reasonable price. The dishes are very well presented; there is no doubt the chef is talented and has the desire for using fresh products.
Tomy Gousset, as his name does not quite indicate, is a Cambodian-born French chef and the owner of TOMY & Co. I met my friend Debbie Kobayashi (who has contributed to this blog) for lunch during my last stay in Paris, and she was in charge of finding a place that was simple and yet appropriate for the foodies that we are, and she found an absolute gem!
Thank you to my friend Debbie Kobayashi who wrote this blog post. Debbie lives in Paris, she is a foodie, a wine connoisseur, and knows everything going on in the city; even how to track Tom Cruise while shooting in Paris for his last movie.
After my son’s ardent recommendations, I started watching Netflix’s Chef’s Table, the documentary show created by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi). He invites us in the kitchen of well-known chefs all over the world, and each episode is about their incredible path to success! The first one I watched was on Michel Troisgros, the three Michelin star chef, at his restaurant in Roanne-France, and since then I have to say I’m completely hooked!
When you mix a famous French designer with Japanese-Korean fusion food and add some stylish cocktails, all right next to the most prestigious avenue in the world, you’re pretty much sure to end up with Miss Kō!
Fresh lettuce and tomatoes, high quality of meat, tasty cheeses, and a fancy and attractive burger is what you can expect at L’Artisan du Burger!
Born in the suburb of Marseille, Jean-Louis Nomicos grew up in a multicultural Mediterranean environment where Italians, Syrians, Lebanese, and many others mingled and where the grandmas used to exchange their recipes. Jean-Louis Nomicos is proud of his heritage and he doesn’t hesitate to highlight it in his cuisine.
Le bistrot de Maëlle et Augustin in the 1st arrondissement was among the first bistros I went to in Paris when we arrived in 2012. I don’t quite remember how we ended up there, but I remember it was after a show. Despite the hour – it was quite late – the restaurant was packed. We were lucky to have a table of four available without reservation. That evening, I recall we had a great dinner and the server was very funny and pleasant. Since then, I have been back several times, and it was always a pleasure.
Assaporare is a little Italian gem in the 12th arrondissement in Paris. The owner could be a sailor with his white pants and blue navy t-shirt, or just as well the descendant of Louis d’Amboise d’Aubijoux, a seigneur from the 17th century, with the little white goatee and moustache.
Christophe Michalak is a famous French Master Pâtissier (pastry chef). At the age of 15, he decided to become a pastry chef and obtained his professional certificate at the age of 16. Since then, he has worked in many well-known restaurants and pastries across the world – in London, Brussels, Nice, NY, Kobe, Beverly Hills and Paris.