Posts by Rooksana Hossenally:

  • Happy New Year 2020! A Look Back at HiP Paris’s Best Posts of 2019

    The best thing about being part of the team on a blog like HiP Paris, aside from all of our amazing readers who keep us on our toes of course, is that we get to work with talented writers and photographers who take us to all four corners of the city, behind closed doors, inside every nook and cranny, and beyond. And thanks to them, in the past year, we’ve uncovered some incredible finds including lots of restaurants and cafés, a host of gluten-free and zero-waste shops, and fascinating expats who have made Paris their own. Here are some of our favorite new finds and insider tips.

  • What’s New in Paris This Season?

    Paris is the city that never sleeps! Here’s a rundown on some of the latest additions to the city, as well as those waiting to see light of day.

  • Cartel: Japanese Tapas Along Paris' Canal Saint-Martin

    Cartel: Japanese Tapas Along Paris’ Canal St-Martin

    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.

  • Enjoy a meal or an apero at Brasserie Barbès, a terrace overlooking Paris' up-and-coming Barbès neighborhood

    Brasserie Barbès: Changing Times in Paris’ Barbès Neighborhood

    This year’s most anticipated brasserie address in Paris finally opened its doors this April after a two-year refurbishment. While Brasserie Barbès has been criticized for making the unpolished Barbès neighborhood too “bobo,” the staff makes patrons feel welcome just as they are.

  • LIZA Lebanese Restaurant and Bakery: Sandwiches and Traditional Cuisine in Paris and Beirut

    LIZA Lebanese Restaurant: From Beirut to Paris with Liza Asseily

    Ten years ago, Liza Asseily and her husband Ziad opened LIZA Lebanese restaurant on rue de la Banque in Paris. In the years that followed, the Beirut-born socialite has opened a magnificent restaurant in a former palace in Beirut as well as an outpost at the famous Galeries Lafayette.

  • The best restaurants in Paris for Indian food.

    Paris’ Best Indian Restaurants from Bollywood Kitchen Chef Sanjee

    While talking with Parisian-Indian chef Sanjee of Bollywood Kitchen, a quite yummy restaurant in the 17ème arrondissement, she confirmed her frustration at the lack of good all-round Indian restaurants in the French capital. However, among the not-so-great restaurants, there are four that have held her attention (and palate), which she warmly shares with us.

  • Indian Cuisine in Paris, Sanjee in her epicerie choosing herbs

    Fabulous Indian Food in Paris: Bollywood Kitchen’s Sanjee (and a Recipe)

    Paris might be fully deserving of its title as one of the culinary capitals of the world, but one thing that’s lacking on its food scene is good, reasonably priced Indian food in. HiP Paris Blog talks to Sanjee, founder of Bollywood Kitchen, an Indian food blog and catering business.

  • HiP Paris Blog, Becoming Parisian, meg hourihan copy

    On Becoming Parisian: 10 Signs I Belong in the City of Light

    Falling in love with romance-infused Paris – the grandiose Haussmannian architecture, the Marais’ winding streets, and the city’s bistro scene – is easy. But if you’re not born here, living in Paris is another story. Here 10 signs I’ve integrated into the City of Light.