On a bright, clear day in October I took the early morning bus to Rouen, where you can spend the day exploring several of the most impressive gothic churches in France, antique and artisan shops, a 14th century astronomical clock tower, and restaurants serving buttery Norman indulgences and Calvados to warm up with. …read more

With so many globally inspired restaurants popping up all over Paris, it’s refreshing to find a bistrot that feels truly French. At À La Française, enjoy delicious, homemade fare, and cocktails made with all French ingredients, both original and modern twists on forgotten classics. …read more

In case further proof that traditional bistrot fare is experiencing a renaissance in Paris was needed, look no further than La Bourse et La Vie. Recently opened by celebrated Spring chef Daniel Rose, this bistrot du quartier mixes attention to product and preparation with French culinary history and tradition. And it’s a real treat. …read more

The food at Le Grand 8 is nothing new, but the classics being served are reminiscent of a meal cooked by your mother (if your mother was a phenomenal chef well-versed in classical French cuisine). …read more