Doctor Rabbit and Monsieur Lapin

This restaurant, which I quite liked and often recommended, closed in 2011, but you can still enjoy this review from 2008. Like any good doctor, veterinarian Dr. Jean-Francois...

A feel-good evening and a tough next day

An evening in the second arrondissement: A stop in at Harry's Bar, a Paris slice of Pax Americana, followed by dinner at classic old brasserie Gallopin.

Carnivorous Confusion

Meat is customarily served rarer in France than in the United States, so it’s important to know how to answer when the waiter asks...

Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris: A Drink at the Bar Le Lucien

At the bar of the 5-star Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere, just off the Champs-Elysees, I met Stephane Ginouves, winner of the first Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) competition for bartenders, and got his recipe for mixing with Singles.

Out-of-Seasonal Delights: Les Baux-de-Provence

Thanks to a ruined fortress, shop-filled alleys, an expansive view over the plain and an enchanting sound-and-light show in the Quarries of Lights, Les-Baux-de-Provence is an in-season crowd pleaser. Corinne LaBalme takes us off-season Oustau de Baumanière and La Cabro d’Or, sister Relais & Chateaux-member resorts with all the trimming.

Mastering the Art of Travel Writing in France: Lessons in Paris Wine Bars

The New York Times Travel Section has done it again: published a sloppy article announcing a trend in Paris that either never existed or that made its splash long ago. The issue this time: wine bars. In her article "In Paris, a New Breed of Wine Bar," Ann Mah, author of "Mastering the Art of...

An Ode to Guy Martin, Chef of Le Grand Véfour

From his youth as a rugged boy in the mountains to his position at the heights and forefront of French cuisine in Paris, Guy...

Montmartre Celebrates Grape Harvest with Wine Auction at La Bonne Franquette

Montmartre celebrated its annual Grape Harvest Festival (Fête des Vendanges) in early October with a series of joyful community events including lectures, concerts, tasting...

Adventures in Vietnamese Cuisine, Paris

What happens when two restaurant and travel writers meet to test a restaurant together? Do they eye each other warily over tall menus? Do...

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