Food


One of my favorite things to do in Paris on the weekends is to pick a neighborhood and go on a long walk. Even if it is a neighborhood that I have spent a lot of time in, I always end up noticing things that I never have before, such as cute little shops and restaurants that are tucked away from the busy thoroughfares. A couple of weekends ago I was taking this kind of walk through the Marais and happened upon an adorable cantine, Plan B. Plan B is a cozy little neighborhood......

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About a week ago Brian Pirolli of Where is Bryan?,  Smart Planet, and ½ of the mastermind behind this weekend’s Cupcake Camp Paris and our friend, Tess, went to dinner at Derrière restaurant in the 3rd. We had planned a dinner to catch up as friends but this restaurant turned out to surprise us with much more than just some good food. Derrière was designed as an apartment-style venue where you feel like you are welcomed into someone’s (very large!) apartment for an intimate dinner party. When reserving your table, you can......

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Abri is being called the best new bistro of the rentrée…so obviously we had to check it out. I made a reservation about a week and a half in advance for dinner and went on a nice little date night to check out this buzzing spot. Located just outside the Poissonniere metro, Abri doesn’t seem like much from the outside. Walking in, the kitchen takes up most of the space with a few two-person and 4-person tables surrounding it. The decor is simple: low hanging brass lighting, school-style chairs and white walls.......

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As the days start to get shorter and cooler, everyone in Paris is looking for ways to keep the chill away this fall. One of our favorite ways to stay warm is by baking (and eating) yummy desserts. This time of year, the markets are full of delicious produce that is great for making the perfect autumnal desserts. We asked our friend Alisa Morov of  Sweet Pea Baking and Catering to share one of her favorite fall recipes. Alisa has moved from Los Angeles to Paris in 2002 and has since been baking......

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Whether you have been invited into someones home for a dinner or are just in Paris for a few days visiting as a tourist, there are a few rules that you should abide by as you enjoy the many culinary treasures France has to offer. After over a decade of faux-pas at dinner parties and out at restaurants, we have come up with the ultimate tips for dining French-style to help you out!  Time Your Meal Right Try to time your meals with the locals. Lunch is usually between 12:30-1:30pm and dinner......

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One night last week, we ventured halfway across Paris to experience the new culinary sensation that is Roseval. Located in the bustling quarter of Ménilmontant, this bistro seems a bit out of place amongst the kabob shops and couscous houses that are its neighbors. At the same time, it fits right in with the works of the major street artists that have decorated this quarter. The restaurant is located next to a huge mural done by the street artist Zoo Project, in a quiet plaza, removed from the noisy boulevard de Ménilmontant. The exterior......

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a new coffee shop has hit the Paris coffee scene. This calm and cozy spot has only been open a few weeks and was just christened with the name Black Market Coffee about a week ago. I had heard some buzz about a newly opened coffee hotspot in Montmartre and decided to meet my friend Haleigh of Making Magique there to try it out. After seeing some sneak preview pictures online, I had high hopes for this newcomer, but getting out of the metro at Chateau Rouge is......

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This past week, we have had some really beautiful weather here in Paris which means that everyone is constantly searching for great outdoor dining spots. After stumbling upon this restaurant with its beautiful hidden terrace last week, Bistro des Dames is definitely high up on my list. The restaurant is affiliated with the Hotel Eldorado in the Batignolles area of the 17th arrondissement. From the outside, and even the inside for that matter, the restaurant doesn’t really seem like much but if you wind downstairs, past the kitchen and into the calm,......

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From late July through August, Parisians rush to escape the heat and tedium of the city, preferring to spend their long vacations near to the ocean with friends or family. While this means that the metros and buses are less packed and there are fewer lines everywhere, it also means that many businesses close up shop for long periods of time for vacation. Restaurants and shops can be closed from anywhere from just a single week to the entire month of August. It can be difficult to know when certain restaurants will......

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Nothing is more perfectly Parisian than shopping for fresh produce in the open air food markets. The thought of stuffing your shopping basket with delicious loaves of olive bread, fresh fish, perfectly plump tomatoes and deliciously juicy fruit for the family or to bring to a summer picnic is something that many people dream of. In reality, however, these idealized markets can be more than just a little intimidating until you get the hang of it. There are certain habits and rituals to market shopping and, once understood, you will be able......

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