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Posts Tagged ‘eating in paris’

Sugar Plums: Les Fées Pâtissières

Once upon a time in lands far far away, two fair French maidens were whipping butter and eggs and coaxing marzipan in their quest to make the perfect wedding cake. With new found skills and sugary dreams they returned to Paris only to find it flush with cakes and creamy creations but the more they […]

Paris by the Book

Anne Charlotte de Langhe, editor-in-chief of Figarscope, Le Figaro’s weekly must-read of what’s going on in the city, knows a thing or 100 about Paris and its charms. Les 100 choses à avoir fait au moins 1 fois dans sa vie à Paris (100 things to do in Paris at least once in your life), with […]

Neighbourhood Den: L’Antre Amis

Sandwiched between the 7th and the 15th arrondissements in an enclave not exactly known for interesting dinner options, L’Antre Amis stands out for its warm hospitality and modern, youthful food. There’s no dizzying array of dishes with supercilious descriptions, instead it’s a blackboard choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts (for €35), or […]

Pick of the Crop: Buvette Gastrothèque

Vegetables don’t take pride of plate in too many Paris eateries so it’s nice to see a bunch of them on the menu at Buvette gastrothèque: Brussels sprouts with nuts and pecorino, beetroot with creamy horseradish, leeks doused in vinaigrette, grilled radicchio with scamorza. There’s sterner stuff, too: hachis parmentier (cottage pie), organic eggs with […]

State of Choc: Easter in Paris

Cometh the hour. Cometh the chocolate. With Easter just around the corner Paris chocolatiers are on the hop. Jean-Paul Hévin has a masquerade theme going, equipping his Easter eggs with sugary praline disguises: a yellow bill on a ribbon converts a choc egg into a duck, a pink nose and white teeth create a bunny, […]

The Frying Game: The Sunken Chip

I love it! Another place in Paris to sate a guilty craving for fish ‘n’ chips, or, god forbid, a chip butty. These Franco-Anglo boys have it sorted. A light beer-battered fish (hake), with mushy, minted peas, handcut, double-fried chippies, and a tiny tub of tartare sauce. It’s deliciousness in a little cardboard dish. If […]