Monthly Archives: April 2016

Paris Food Adventures: Restaurant Menelik, 17th

Food and memory is a funny thing. I’m sure we didn’t eat more than two or three times at the Ethiopian restaurant in Vancouver, but I remember the times we did vividly: the slightly sour soft aerated pancake and the … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Bresse Chicken

There’s nothing more than I like than an interesting food recommendation… it’s perhaps why I offer the same with my food blogs. So, over a fabulous gin cocktail called The Journalist, a new friend Tristan told us that not only … Continue reading

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Paris Drinking Adventures: Le Trou Dans Le Mur, Montmartre

Possibly confusing to some, the name of the area in the back of the wine shop, La Caves des Abbesses, is Le Trou dans le Mur, or the Hole in the Wall. We’d gotten a recommendation to try it out. … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: L’Afghani, Montmartre

I liked the look of this modest restaurant around the corner from our AirBNB; and we were glad to try it. Decorated in amusing art, photos and ethnic dress, it has the feel of a family-run business, keeping the authenticity … Continue reading

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Paris Drinking Adventures: No Problemo, Montmartre

I mean, what can one say but ‘No Problemo’? This bar, on the corner of a street, at the bottom of the stairs below Sacre Coeur is cute, tiny and casual. For such a small place, it looks like it … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Privé de Dessert, Pigalle

I love a food gimmick. There’s a Buzzfeed post going around making fun of hipster food gimmicks, but for me, the problem is when the gimmick loses its originality, or it was never a very good trick in the first … Continue reading

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Coffee in Paris: KBCafeshop, Pigalle

So, I’m not sure why they run the name together like that… but having found this cafe from lists of good coffee in Paris on the interweb, we love this place, located in South Pigalle. Apparently, KBCafeshop was originally called … Continue reading

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The Amiens labyrinth

Considering myself a labyrinth aficionado – a longtime user of the one in Vancouver, where we were married just after Christmas; and having walked the one at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and Chartres in Paris (the original!); and so … Continue reading

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Best daytrips from Paris: Amiens

Just over an hour outside of Paris, to the north, is the lovely city of Amiens, population of about 120,000. We were expecting, perhaps, that it would be the kind of place with just one tourist attraction (the famous church, … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: La Balancoire, Montmartre

La Balancoire, meaning ‘the swing’, is a tiny bistrot in Montmartre, on a quiet side street. It was already on a list of restaurants I was meaning to try when a lovely intern at work told me it’s her favourite … Continue reading

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