My favorite dining companion never fails to strike up a conversation when we’re in a restaurant- sometimes with a neighboring table, often with the server or sommelier. So it was no surprise that he immediately hit it off with the owner of Le Tout Monde when we enjoyed an apéro and entrées there on a… …read more

I recently found myself strolling near the Place de la Victoire, a business district that appeared closed for the day. Continuing in the direction of the more promising Passage Vivienne, my date and I spotting a 1950s-style café with mosaic tile floors, formica table tops, and primary color paint. We were dubious, but hungry, so… …read more