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.
Many of you have asked me where to go in Paris for a good Lebanese meal. Of course there are many choices, and I haven’t tried them all for two reasons: first, there are too many to try, and second, my own Lebanese cuisine has its fans! 😀
Le Baron Rouge is one of my favorite wine bars in Paris. It is really unique – not sure who opened it and when, but it sure has been around for a while.
Don’t be misled by the laidback look of the young staff and the very casual ambiance, this is truly a one star Michelin restaurant. Septime is part of the new trend that offers gastronomic meals in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
I’m sure if I say caviar, some of you will picture Greta Garbo in her fur coat and diamonds around her neck dipping a mother-of-pearl spoon in a bowl full of caviar.
Hi everyone, it’s been a while! I’m so sorry if I’ve neglected you, but the end of the summer has been very busy! After spending four years in Paris, we have decided to try our luck in NY! This is an experience I’ve been wanting for years! Between packing and moving, taking care of the new house, the new school for my daughter, and getting used to the new environment, I didn’t have much time to talk about my culinary experiences.
Daroco Trattoria is a new Italian restaurant in vogue in Paris that opened 2 months ago. Alexandre Giesbert et Julien Ross had the idea of installing their new restaurant in the former Jean-Paul Gauthier boutique on rue Vivienne, in the second arrondissement of Paris.
Les Ombres should be on your bucket list when visiting Paris. Not so much for the food, as there are many superior choices in Paris, but for the view: the restaurant has a spectacular setup!