Le Baratin

When I first moved to Paris, I was new to the culinary scene. It almost seemed intimidating. I would ask myself: where should I go to eat, what should I order, should I return back? etc…I had made up a list of restaurants after reading more than a dozen different food blogs focused on Paris … Continue reading

Bistro Volnay

If your tired shopping legs (I’m talking to you, ladies) gave up on Rue de la Paix, between Opera and Place Vendome, you’ll be happy to find Bistro Volnay, on a side street nearby.  The chic old glamour restaurant is beautiful, set with dark wood, art-deco type mirrors and simple yet elegant tableware.  With a … Continue reading

French Basque Country

The French Basque Country, also known as “The North Side” (Iparralde” in Basque), is situated within the western part of the French department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and is equally part of the northeastern part of Basque country. Stretching from the border of Bilbao, Spain, French Basque country begins at the border with Spain until Bayonne and Biarritz, both … Continue reading

Schmidt—L’Os à Moelle

Most people in the neighborhood, knows the restaurant simply as L’Os à Moelle (literally, Bone Marrow), but after being taken oven in the fall of 2011 by chef Stéphane Schmidt, an ex of Le Violin d’Ingres (under Christian Constant), the menu has been given an Alsatian flavor, with wines to match. Schmidt felt the need to keep … Continue reading

La Fabrica

7 months of eating pintxos is definitely a challenge, and surely once in a while, you’re up for a restaurant sit-down, serving a 3-course prix fixe meal. Well, that happened to me.  As much as I love the idea of pintxos and getting to taste a little bit of everything, I thought it would be … Continue reading

A La Biche au Bois

Where can you find a restaurant in Paris that serves traditional French food, is wallet-friendly and is not bursted with tourists? I know just the place., which is especially great and convenient for the holidays.  Since moving to Paris in September 2010, I have been longing to eat at A La Biche Au Bois. If … Continue reading

36 Hours in My Paris

At last! Paris, I am here. I’ve only been away from you for 1 month and a half but it seems like we’ve been apart for years. I was able to get away from work and San Sebastián for 3 days, and I knew I had to make my trip gastronomically memorable among other things … Continue reading

Café Constant

Not all great restaurants in Paris open on Sunday evenings so I perused through some local food blogs and found out that Café Constant was open in the 7th. It’s been a while since I have wanted to go and now was my chance, especially since I have visited his other establishments, such as Les Cocottes, which … Continue reading


The first two times I went to Passage des Panoramas, only good things happened: L’Arbre a Canelle and Passage 53. My third visit in this landmark passageway still did not fail to please me. This time, I paid a visit to Racines, a tiny narrow wine bar which serves natural wine and market-inspired cuisine. The wine is … Continue reading

Aux Charpentiers

Behind the Marché St. Germain, this old bistro attracts clients from all over the world to fellow Parisians seeking a time of yesteryear. A few steps away from the oldest church in Paris, Aux Charpentiers is equally historic (more than 150 years old). The restaurant resembles any other Parisian bistro except here on the walls are old … Continue reading