Category Archives: Paris

Paris Food Diary: Le Servan, the 11th

Let’s take a little step back to May to report on an interesting ‘neo-bistro’ in the 11th, right around the corner from the last AirBNB we stayed in Paris near Bastille. I am a sucker for NYT food reviews, and … Continue reading

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Paris Diary: On the sweet trail, South Pigalle

Here’s my latest article to appear online on Bonjour Paris, a fun ‘Insider’s Guide’ to the City of Lights. Here’s the full article. Below is a preview to whet your appetite… It’s easy to get dazzled by Sacre Coeur and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Paris: KB at the Beans on Fire, Bastille

So, boohoo, we left our cute AirBNB in Montmartre, where we were a stone’s throw away from South Pigalle, where we hung out at our favourite coffee place of this trip, KB. But fortune was smiling upon us. On the … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Le Pantruche, South Pigalle

This veal ravioli is a good example of what they do at the bistro Le Pantruche in Pigalle. Nicely plated, a beautiful balance of flavours, and a complex forest of ingredients, the greens and mushrooms, some foam, some sauce and … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Jeanne B, Montmartre

After living in Montmartre for five weeks, I think we only scratched the surface of all the bistros, restaurants and bars on offer. I’m not sure we were once disappointed, and how could we be with dishes like Croque Homard. … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: East Side Burgers, 11th

Having failed to get into Deux Fois Plus de Piment (on a Friday night, of course this would happen without a reservation), we wandered back past the Boudin Noir on offer at Diablito Latino and decided to see what a … Continue reading

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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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