Au Passage

Another wine bar/restaurant has opened in Paris and already has received rave reviews; Au Passage focuses on natural wine and small plates which are easy on the wallet and a great place to sit back with friends for a fun evening. I got lost 3 times trying to find the restaurant in the narrow street … Continue reading


This new venture from the young Chef Bertrand Grébaut has created a huge buzz and excitement in Paris’ gastronomic scene. Back in the day, gastro-bistros as they were called would be the hottest ticket meals in town as well-known chefs who had closed their fancier places for a smaller dining room serving traditional French food … Continue reading

Astier and Jeanne A.

When I had dinner at the Hidden Kitchen a couple of months back, I met a couple who raved about Astier and Jeanne A. I remembered the American woman telling me the 3 good reasons to go to Astier: 1. the generous cheese platter plunked on your table where you can eat as much as … Continue reading


Rino (pronounced Reeno by Parisians) has been getting rave reviews by food critics, bloggers and the like grading it 4/5 and calling the Chef an Italo-French genius. It’s part of the new wave of bistronomies taking over Paris (alongside Inaki Aizpitarte’s Chateaubriand, Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie and Daniel Rose’s Spring).  But what is Bistronomy?Gary Lee Kraut … Continue reading


Formerly of Le Square Trousseau (pre-Costes brothers) and Le Crillon Hotel, Chef Philippe Damas opened Philou, a restaurant in the 11th arrondissement between the Canal Saint-Martin and the Hopital Saint-Louis.  Finding a good bistro in Paris is not hard, but Paris by Mouth named it the best value of Paris 2011 – must mean a lot … Continue reading

Le Dauphin

We’re back with more news on Chef Inaki Aizpitarte, who to some is a culinary genius and an up-and-coming Chef on the Parisian food scene, while others think it’s just all overrated.  I’m not an adoring fan of Chef Inaki but his cooking is good.  I’ve blogged about the Chef previously, after my visit to … Continue reading

Bistrot Paul Bert

I have heard a lot about Bistrot Paul Bert as many’s favorites for traditional french food. There’s good reason for that. The menu changes seasonally and it’s a carnivore’s paradise (including yours truly) including hure de cochon, côte de porc, entrecôte, steak aux poivres among others.  The restaurant is rather rustic looking, a traditional French … Continue reading


Today is about respect, treating the food delicately and not chopping it off like crazy. It goes for many foods: mushrooms, fish, even cream and butter. I found it to be appropriate for today’s menu (both in class and in the restaurant).  More fish on today’s menu, cooked in broth (briefly) and white wine, and … Continue reading