Food


Since our last successful post where we shared some of our favourites for no-reservations in Paris, I thought it might be a good idea to share some of our top picks for last-minute reservations. I wouldn’t suggest just walking in to these restaurants without a reservation but if you call a day or two in advance you should get a table for two sans problème! Some of our favourite openings of this past year are buried in the less-travelled neighbourhood of the 17ème. Coretta & Roca are two bright, modern bistros cooking......

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After last week’s post on some of our favorite non-French eateries here in Paris, we thought we would delve deeper into the Japanese dining scene and check out some Izakayas. An Izakaya is a the Japanese version of a cave-a-manger, a casual drinking and dining establishment that specialises in small shared plates and an excellent selection of saké. Over the past few years, a bunch of pint-sized Izakayas have popped up throughout Paris. We have tried and tested a few of them and they are all equally delicious and each have their own......

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We get a lot of last-minute dining requests here at Savoir Faire Paris, which is not always an easy feat! For those of you who enjoy a more spontaneous soirée, here are some of our suggestions for restaurants that don’t take reservations. Luckily for you, some of Paris’ best tables have landed on this list. Artisan & Buvette Gastroteque Our top recommendations for no-reservation dining are usually wine bars that serve food as well. Artisan and Buvette are two recently opened spots in the trendy SoPi neighbourhood with a focus...

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After Lockwood opened at the beginning of last year, people couldn’t get enough of the new multi-dimensional space. Coffee shop, lunch, apéro (or ‘aperitivo’ as they call it) and hip cocktail bar all in one! Parisian’s flocked to this new location and it seems to have sparked the opening of two new spots in the 11th arrondissement. Recently opened on Rue de la Folie Mericourt, Café Chilango is open for breakfast, lunch and coffee throughout the day serving up coffee from Cafe Lomi on their Marzocco and granola, cakes...

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Over at Savoir Faire Paris, we are always looking for fun activities in Paris for our clients. That is why when we were invited to try a cooking class at one of Paris’  English-speaking cooking schools by a friend one Saturday morning we enthusiastically attended! Located deep in Montmartre, Cook’n With Class is a fun, unpretentious, laid back cooking school with two beautiful, fully equipped kitchens. Their friendly staff helps you with your reservation and sends you detailed directions on how to find their location....

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Coretta is the cosmopolitan creation of Mexican born chef Beatriz Gomez and her husband Matthieu Marcantin, as well as Jean Francois Pantaléon in the up and coming Batignolles neighborhood of Paris.  The contemporary French restaurant brings both simplicity and elegance to the 17th. With a two floor set up that overlooks the Martin Luther King park, this spot is appropriately named after MLK’s wife, Coretta.  On the first floor you’ll find the open kitchen and half of the tables, while upstairs you’ll find the rest which sit below twinkly lighting, white marble, and light......

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“I’m wearing a bright pink scarf” reads the text I receive as I walk to meet Jodie in front of the carrousel at métro Saint-Paul in the Marais. It’s early spring and the city is bustling with an optimism only the promise of warm weather can inspire. We’ve never met before and I am looking forward to hearing Jodie’s expat story. It’s the question we expats inevitably ask each other, “so what brought you to Paris?” Jodie spots me first and I turn to see...

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As the sun comes out and the days get warmer, dining at a place like Haï Kaï on the Canal Saint Martin is the perfectly refreshing way to spend a weekday lunch. I popped into this adorable little eatery to have some food and a chat with the beautiful Danielle of Danielle Abroad. It was one of the first of a series of beautiful sunny days this year and we enjoyed our table by the window bathed in sunlight. ...

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Nothing brings the city back to life like a little springtime sunshine. A collective sigh of relief is palpable as winter layers are shed and flowers begin to bloom. Doors open to let in fresh air, and in some cases to welcome you to a new favorite space. Here are few of Paris’ latest additions for coffee, brunch and beyond. Marlette You may recognize Marlette for their gourmet organic bread and cake mixes carried...

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