Food & Drink

Everything the hungry and thirsty traveler would like to know about food and drink in Paris, including reviews, lists and comments about restaurants, bistros, brasseries, bars, food markets, food shops, beverage shops, chefs, waiters and all things culinary.

In Search of a Jewish Quarter: Rue des Rosiers and the Jewish Food...

When visiting rue des Rosiers in the Marais are travelers correct in thinking that they are actually visiting “the Jewish quarter”? Is the presence of Semitic fast food and a few Judaica shops a reflection of a vibrant local community, of successful ethnic marketing or of a combination of the two? Let’s take a look at what’s there.

“Gary’s Cocktail” at the Bar of the Hotel Lutetia, Paris

On April 14, 2014, the Hotel Lutetia will close for a three-year renovation. While awaiting its reopening, readers are invited to take a sip of this cocktail-laden travel tale and to meet Gilles Guyomarch, one of Paris's most experienced bartenders.

France Revisited’s Agriculture Show – Name that Cheese Contest

On the occasion of Paris's International Agriculture Show, one of the major annual trade show/fair events in France, guess the cheese in the photo in this post and win an invitation or two to attend the show, which ends on March 3, 2013.

McDonald’s France throws Bush under the train, jumps on the Obama Express

In the waning days of the Bush administration, McDonald’s France decided it was finally time to get on the Obamania bandwagon and start promoting...

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...

Chef Talk: A Lunchtime Cooking Class at Atelier Guy Martin

A class at the cooking workshop of chef Guy Martin In the context of my investigations into the Parisian culinary world of the great French chef. Video.

MOB Scene By the Seine

In a remote yet happening Seine-side quarter of Left Bank Paris, Corinne LaBalme checks out the chick-pea hot-dogs and cheese-less cheesecake at MOB—the Brooklyn-inspired HQ for a new wave of vegan fare—with “recovering carnivore” Cyril Aouizerate.

On the Champs-Elysées: Dining à la car(te)

Corinne LaBalme test drives the Fall 2014 menu at Renault’s newly re-conditioned showroom/restaurant on the Champs-Elysées. * * * When car-conscious journalists showed up at Renault’s Paris showroom for a press conference about the 3rd Generation Twingo last month, the F-word (femme) was on everybody’s lips.

Angelina At 110 Pursues the Sweet Life In Paris and Beyond

Angelina, the most famous tea room in Paris, celebrated its 110 anniversary this fall by developing its brand around the world, selling its beloved hot chocolate on the train, creating new pastries and launching a club for sweet-toothed women, while maintaining the traditions that continue to draw crowds to the Belle Epoque mother ship on rue de Rivoli.

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