Food

Les Petits Mitrons – A Bakery in Montmartre, Paris

I attended my first Paris party last week, and arrived with this apple and rhubarb tart from Les Petits Mitrons. (More on that Paris party in another post soon.) I was so enraptured by the crunchy crust, glazed apples and tender rhubarb that I fell in love on the spot. I carefully prepared for its […]
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Les Papilles – The Classic Paris Prix-Fixe Bistrot Experience

Text and photos by: Meg Zimbeck I panicked, on a recent winter night, when some friends asked me to organize a dinner. Choosing a restaurant is something that I usually enjoy, but the guests for this particular occasion were a couple of chefs. ...read more
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Culinary Paris: Paule Caillat’s Promenades Gourmandes

It’s easy to eat well in Paris, but to truly eat like a local is a whole different endeavor. At the heart of the Parisian culinary experience are the city’s markets, and eating like a Parisian means knowing where to get the “best” of ...read more
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The Cult of the Sacha Finkelsztajn Sandwich

I don’t remember life before Sacha Finkelsztajn. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but I’m certainly enjoying it more now that I’m a convert. For members of this club, the mere utterance of the word “Sacha” can induce profound hunger fits, and the ...read more
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Pierre Hermé or Ladurée? Paris’ Macaron War Rages On

paris-hotel-lautrec.com If you’ve spent even a small amount of time in Paris, you know that the macaron is ubiquitous. And in a city of fastidious eaters, it’s significant that a single dessert has managed to win the hearts and minds of so many. ...read more
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Rose Bakery – Lunch in the Marais

Carrot Cake at Rose Bakery: rachelwoodmassey.files.wordpress.com After all the great things I have heard about Rose Bakery on rue des Martyrs, and the number of times I have tried to go there but never made it for some reason or another, I ...read more
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Lunch at Glou in Le Marais

Erica Berman Update (September 2013): After a subsequent very disappointing visit to Glou, we are unfortunately no longer able to recommend this restaurant. My first week in Paris has been hard. I don’t know the language and my French classes ...read more

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Chez Michel: Classic Prix Fixe with an Adventurous Twist

littlebrownpen.com & flickr.com/photos/danske Meg Zimbeck at Girls’ Guide to Paris knows a thing or two about Paris restaurants. Below, she gives us the rundown on the many options available at neo-bistro Chez Michel: an adventurous ...read more
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La Maison: Old School French Dining in the 17th

Gerard Lavalette – Pariscool.com; Cartier-Bresson I like a trendy hotspot as much as the next blogger, but it’s always more rewarding to discover a place that is un-cool, un-trafficked, and uniquely yours.  La Maison, tucked away on the ...read more
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Caféotheque’s Jacu Bird Coffee: Pass the Café!

Photo: parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com Text by Simone Blaser For coffee addicts who think they’ve seen it all—we’ve reached the new frontier. It involves beans that have been “pre-processed” by the Brazilian Jacu bird, ...read more
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Christmas in France in SoHo: Culinary Workshops with Rosa Jackson & Paule Caillat

I spent Christmas of 2008 in Paris, strolling along the glittering boulevards, ducking in and out of specialty shops, sampling seasonal foods, and fueling myself with vin chaud. It was utterly magical, and while there’s no substitute for a real ...read more
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Off-the-Beaten-Path: Cheese & Wine at “Fil O Fromage”

Paris expert Sally Peabody (of Your Great Days in Paris) shares one of her best-kept secrets: the exquisite Fil O Fromage traiteur in the 13th arrondissement. Photo: zabars.typepad.com Text by Sally Peabody Surely there is no shortage of ...read more
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Top Pops: Ten Great Champagnes for 2010

Our friend Zeva Bellel at Paris by Appointment Only has let us in on a great list of lesser known champagnes for 2010. Compiled by blogger and wine consultant Sharon Bowman, these bottles will help you kick off 2010 in style. Illustration by ...read more