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First Bite: Restaurant AT (Chef Atsushi Tanaka)

Gagnaire-trained Atsushi Tanaka’s brand new Japanese Restaurant “AT” with French influence is a buzzed about opening this week. Our 45 € tasting menu was a deliciously good value and the restaurant shows promise. If you like art on the plate, this is for you.

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Super Barquette’s “Street Food” Festival This Weekend

You won’t find a hint of Julia Child’s Paris at Super Barquette’s big street food party on the river this weekend – where a who’s who of young chefs, food trucks & entrepreneurs will present their take on Indian, Italian, Japanese & South African street food including fish n chips, Fried Chicken, BBQ, organic hot dogs, tacos, burgers, ice cream, popcorn, & cheesecake.

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Le Repaire de Cartouche’s Rodolphe Paquin Opening Terrine-Wine Bar

Calling all wild game, charcuterie & paté hounds – “Terrine King” Rodolphe Paquin is renovating his Le Repaire de Cartouche’s bistro this weekend to incorporate a table d’hôtes-style terrine wine bar.

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First Bite: Chefs Shaun Kelly (Au Passage) & Elenie Sapera (Bones) Join New “Yard” Bistrot

Jane Drotter’s pretty YARD bistrot by Père Lachaise is too new to review (2 days old) – but I have high hopes for it because Shaun Kelly (Au Passage) is in the open kitchen and his 2nd Elenie Sapera (Bones) will join him in May.

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The New Michelin Stars in France for 2014

See who won new Michelin stars this year. While it is an exciting time for the winners, Forbes Magazine writes, “An increasing number of chefs don’t care about appearing in the guide…”

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L’Avant Comptoir Hors d’Oeuvres Wine Bar

As wildly popular as celebrity Chef Yves Camdeborde’s Le Comptoir St Germain bistro is, not many people realize that next door, he has one of the hottest insider wine bars in the city hidden behind a “pig curtain” in an unassuming crepe stand.

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French Winemaker Jailed for Refusing to Use Pesticides

Last June, to counter an epic vine disease, the Prefect of the Côte d’Or made a radical decision that all wineries should treat their vines with harmful pesticides against “leaf hoppers” – the insect which spreads the disease. Now a respected wine is in jail for refusing.

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Epicurious.com Article: Where to Eat Like a Local in Paris

Thrilled to have been asked by Epicurious.com to contribute to their insider’s guide to the best places to eat and drink in Paris right now. In case you missed it, here it is.

Les Affranchis (Goodfellas) All-Star Wine Tasting & Gala Dinner

Save the date! Join me & my friends for the all-star wine tasting & gala dinner in Burgundy. Incredible natural winemakers are pouring AND Chef Yves Camdeborde, Butcher Hugo Desnoyer, Butter King Jean-Yves Bordier & Pastry Wizard Pierre Herme are making dinner.

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La Pointe du Groin: Kitsch Rock & Roll Wine Bar

Chef-Owner Thierry Breton’s new kitsch and charmingly chaotic wine bar is a favorite late night hangout to chefs, food industry and winemakers. There is no telephone, no servers, no reservations and euros must be exchanged at the change machine for the bar’s own currency.

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