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An Interview with Victoire Louapre of Le Fooding

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Le Fooding. Their annual guide is a go-to for gourmets and their events, always featuring fare from top chefs of the moment, are not to be missed. We sat down with Victoire Louapre, Media Manager at Le Fooding and one of the friendliest Parisiennes I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with, to talk shop. -Erin
HiP Paris Blog, An Interview with Victoire Louapre at Le Fooding, Pierre Lucet Penato

Pierre Lucet Penato

First off, let’s hear a bit about Le Fooding. How and why was it created?

Le Fooding was created 15 years ago by Alexandre Cammas, who was a freelancer and food critic at the time. There was a need to create a guide that was different from the more classic ones, a guide that would span the noble Relais & Châteaux addresses to mind-blowing street stall kebabs.

And now you! How did you get involved with Le Fooding? What attracted you to the company and what is your role exactly?

After working in the perfume industry for a couple of years, I got bored with major companies and their implied hierarchy. I sent an email to someone at Le Fooding, telling them how much I loved the guide and that I was up for anything. I met with Alexandre one morning, and it clicked immediately. I started as a Biz Dev intern and ended up Media Manager. Today, I take care of all the press relations, social media, the legal disputes… Every day is different, there’s always something new to learn, and we never get bored!

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Capucine: An Clandestine Italian Café and Wine Bar in Paris' Faubourg Saint-Antoine

Capucine Caffette

Fans of Fabrizio Ferrara’s flavorful cuisine were disappointed by the closing of Caffé dei Cioppi, but happily the space has reopened as a relaxed Italian café and wine bar in the hands of Stefania Melis, already known to the Paris gastronomic scene as Mrs. Simone Tondo of Roseval fame.

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Cartel: Japanese Tapas Along Paris' Canal Saint-Martin

Cartel Restaurant

Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness.

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New Coffee Shops Opening in Paris

New Coffee Shops in Paris

Paris is wonderful at any time of the year, but it’s during the summer months that the city really begins to buzz with life and energy. Over the past few weeks, three new cafés have sprung up in Paris, adding to the city’s ever-growing list of places to get delicious craft coffee.

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Yard Restaurant in Paris' 11th Arrondissement

Yard Restaurant

“I like the mixture of people here, it’s a good sign.” While Yard attracts high profile diners and attention from the fooderati, its focus remains on serving high quality, nourishing food that is equally appealing to fans of classic French dining and those who seek out culinary surprises.

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Honor Café: Our Favorite New Paris Coffee Shops

Honor Café

A new addition to the Paris coffee movement is Honor Café, where the quality of the coffee corresponds with the quality of the service. Mere steps away from the sheen of the rue that can rival that of Manhattan’s Madison Avenue, guests find calm within the cobblestone with Honor Café.

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Rue Victor Masse: The Best of Cocktails and Cuisine in Pigalle

Pigalle Cocktails and Noshes

Paris’ best playground is at the base of Montmartre, in the once red-light district turned bohemian paradise with no end of bars, boutique hotels, and late-night neo-bistrots. This year Pigalle welcomes the addition of the Grande Pigalle Hotel and L’Entree des Artistes on rue Victor Masse.

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July Events in Paris: Paris Plage, Bastille Day, Festivals and more

July Events in Paris

Bastille Day, Days Off, Black Summer Festival, Wu-Tang Clan at Le Zenith, Peacock Society, Festival FNAC Live, Paris Quartier d’été, Cinéma en Plein Air, Cinéma au Clair de Lune, Paris Plages, and Bones and Roseval restaurants closing

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Parisian Kitchen: Join a French Market Tour and Cooking Class

The Parisian Kitchen

Sitting down to a meal that you labored over is truly special. If this is your first visit to Paris or even if you have lived here on and off, Bénédicte’s Parisian Kitchen experience will allow you to become more confident in your cooking skills during an afternoon to remember.

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