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.
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.