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March 20: Free Macarons in Paris

Photos by Nichole Robertson Macaron lovers rejoice. March 20 is the Jour du Macaron in Paris. This annual celebration, dreamed up five years ago by the famed pâtissier Pierre Hermé, finds pastry shops giving their meringue-y little delights away for free. Customers are encouraged to make a charitable donation on their way out the door. It’s a […]
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Bistrot Paul Bert: A Meeting of Minds

Bistrot Paul Bert, Courtesy of: Hoostamagazine.com Text by Simone Blaser Sometimes, the planets align. Sometimes old friends come back to Paris (hi Tory!) and sometimes new friends come back to Paris (hi Sarah!) and sometimes you go to dinner at ...read more
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In Celebration of Lunch: Top 5 Prix-Fixe Menus in Paris

Café des Musées – MatinSoir For Parisians, lunch is where it’s at. Breakfast usually consists of coffee and cigarettes (and maybe a tartine), and weekday dinners are often simple affairs as well. But lunch is the moment when many kick back ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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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