Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Choux Smackdown in Paris!

Strolling along rue Montorgueil just north of Les Halles, a very ornate shop front caught our attention. Stohrer is apparently the oldest pâtisserie in Paris, dating back to 1730. They served royalty, and there was a photo of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Le Caviste Bio

A meal in an organic wine store: why not? Le Caviste Bio 50, rue de Maubeuge 75009 Paris +33 148783003 We could have guessed, by thinking about the name of the restaurant a little harder, that a restaurant wouldn’t naturally … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Au Cul de Poule, Reims

An interesting contemporary take on the French bistro with great service and champagne. A mini-break in the Champagne region. Hotels were booked up in Eparnay so here we are in Reims. A quick survey of Tripadvisor a few days in … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review, Le Felteu, Paris

Le Felteu is a tiny bistro, hidden away on 15 Rue Pecquay in the 4th arrondissement in the Beaubourg neighbourhood. We had a lovely mid-week meal there, as memorable for the host’s big, friendly energy, as for the food. It … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Dessance, Paris

Dessance was a truly interesting and memorable meal: while saying they focus on the sweet part of the flavour spectrum, all the dishes emphasized flavour, and we loved the savoury dishes as well.  Ah, welcome to Paris to us. For … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Près d’Eugenie (desserts)

This August 2014 trip in the southwest of France, I’ve found that we’ve had many memorable meals, that included inventiveness in the entrees and mains, but that the dessert was often basic, traditional and simple, probably based on something local … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Près d’Eugenie (overview)

During our trip in southwest France in August 2014, S. and I decided that, in addition to numerous regular yummy meals, we would treat ourselves to one particularly f*ing excellent meal. S. is good at research and presented me with … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Trama

It’s raining in Paris, heavily in comparison to earlier on today when it was sprinkling with rain, kind of moist all over. But it’s not torrential like in some cities, and oh, this city glows, the streetlights and shoplights and … Continue reading

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A little Monday night meal in Commerce

The thing is, in Paris, on a Monday night, most restaurants are closed. My friends were staying near Commerce and I did a pretty comprehensive search, I thought, on TripAdvisor, and I was having troubles coming up with options. Out … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Paci

I’ve found a new favourite restaurant in Sydney and it’s name is Paci. Café Paci opened in August 2013 in the site of the old Cafe Pacifico. It’s witty that the Finnish chef Pasi simply shortened the name of the … Continue reading

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