The question of tipping in France can be confusing – only because of the conflicting information out there regarding rules and etiquette. Hopefully, the following “tips” will set the record straight as simply as possible.
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.
Rino’s Chef Giovanni Passerini takes it old-school with Sam Cooke tracks – somehow making the white truffle pasta taste even better… if that is possible!
I should call this “shameless plugs for friends with books!” See what I love about each and where you can find a copy in English and/or French.
Yves Camdeborde’s wildly popular L’Avant Comptoir wine bar has a hot mix of music tracks. From Usher and Daft Punk to Hollysiz and Santana, get ready to move your feet to their Top 18 playlist.
Le Mary Celeste is known equally for its food, libations & music – naming one of it most popular cocktails “Rain Dog” after singer-songwriter Tom Waits’ 9th album. If you can’t be in Paris to experience Mary Celeste – listen to their hottest in-house tracks here while shaking up this awesome cocktail recipe.
Le Mary Celeste is known for their hip mixologists and hot cocktails, but music man Joshua Fontaine also mixes cool tracks for guests in the dining room … or you can take charge of the vintage record player by choosing an album to put yourself. From the Troggs to the Grateful Dead – this is Le Mary Celeste’s kickin’ Top Ten Playlist.
Asking Bones’ Co-Owner & Music Man Pierre Derrien for a top ten playlist is asking the impossible – he’s just handed over 20+ hot tracks from Hollygo Lightly to Neil Young that keep the kitchen team energized throughout service, and the hipsters happy until the wee hours.
Calling for restaurant reservations can feel intimidating with the language barrier and time difference, but it doesn’t have to be.
Spring’s Chef-Owner Daniel Rose sits down with me to talk about one of the most surprising challenges he faces in running one of the most popular restaurants in Paris – visitors are complaining about the number of Americans & English being spoken.