Food & Drink

What does the hungry and thirsty traveler need to know in order to enjoy the tastes, pleasures, atmospheres and full range of food and drink experiences in Paris? How to choose between the restaurants, bistros, brasseries, bars, food markets, food shops, chefs, wine bars, beer bars, etc. of this great culinary capital? For starters, by reading the articles in this section.

Little Black Easter Eggs: Spring Caviar Comes to Paris

It’s lucky that sturgeon don’t put much stock in astrology. All the roe that would normally be reading “Aries” and “Taurus” fish-scopes for the...

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.

Le Cotte-Roti: Exploring Bistronomy Near Marché d’Aligre

A review of Le Cote-Roti, the bistronomic restaurant of owner-chef Nicolas Michel located near one of Paris's most historic and exhuberant food markets.

5 Phenomena on the Streets of Paris This Summer

“We’ll always have Paris,” Rick said, but Paris changes. Wandering the streets and parks of the capital year in year out—alone, accompanied, in love, in friendship, at work, at play, on foot, on bike—will make anyone a trend spotter. Here are five phenomena to watch for on the streets of Paris this summer.

La Fine Mousse Quenches Paris’s Thirst for Craft Beer

France’s once-vibrant beer brewing tradition lost its way in the 20th century. But now the beer drought is over. The craft of brewing fine beer is back and with it the art of enjoying it, as Kate Robinson reports from La Fine Mousse, the first bar in Paris to seriously specialize in craft beer.

“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.
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Market Day in France: Geography, Appellations and Terroir

The association of food and drink with place is what most marks market-based gastronomy in France. In this series we provide travelers with lists of appellations, geographic indicators and other labels given to certain agricultural products in various regions of France. Before getting to the lists, we explain here the various terms and labels that you'll encounter in your seach for quality food and drink and for delicious insights into local and regional traditions.

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...

Paris Restaurants: 10 Ways to Keep It Simple and Simply Good

Those who live in Paris know that it isn't all about fine dining but about dining with fine friends. Here's a selection of 10 restaurants and other eateries throughout Paris for when you want to keep it simple, simply good.

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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