This summer, there are an unprecedented amount of not just OK restaurants, but GREAT restaurants open all of/part of August. Skip the tourist traps and eat & drink well at my top picks below. This list is being updated daily – so check back.
Calling for restaurant reservations can feel intimidating with the language barrier and time difference, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you want to know where to eat & drink in Paris right now, get “branché” (plugged in) and out of the central tourist zones and follow these opinionated-hard workers down quiet alleys, along cobblestoned streets and into residential neighborhoods for an essential taste of the Paris food & wine scene.
From the kitchen of David Toutain, new Chef Kosuké Tada (pictured right) is at the helm of the Le 6 Paul Bert – continuing in the contemporary modern style that the popular restaurant is known for.
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.