Vivant Table

Pierre Jancou (of Vivant) is back. With a proven track record of successful ventures such as Racines, La Cremerie and La Bocca; he closed down Vivant to upgrade its look and come back with a new Chef and a different menu. What was wrong with the ‘old’ Vivant? It was never broken. The restaurant decor … Continue reading

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


I never got the chance to eat at El Bulli, awarded 3 Michelin stars and voted World’s Best Restaurant 4 years in a row. I think that it’s one restaurant I will regret never having the chance to eat or work in. In 2010, chef Ferran Adria announced its closer to open a non-profit foundation … Continue reading

La Régalade Saint-Honoré

When I was living and going to culinary school in Paris, one of my missions was to visit different kinds of restaurants in different kinds of neighborhoods. One of them was La Régalade in the 14th arrondissement. It was a bit out of nowhere, horrid to Parisian standards, had a very homey feeling, and the food was … Continue reading


Unpretentious, pleasant, simple, good food…that’s pretty much what I look for in a bistro; and that’s what you’ll get at L’Office. For the past year or so, there’s been a lot of buzz around this restaurant, headed by American chef (and Del Posto trained) Kevin O’Donnell. A 10 minutes walk from two landmark department stores, Galeries Lafayette … Continue reading

La Table d’Aki

Having lived in Paris for about a year, I have visited many restaurants in Paris; bistros, michelin stars, neo-bistros and cafes but never have I encountered a one-man show. Well, I finally found it at La Table d’Aki. Here, nestled in the 7th district, lies a 16-seater hidden gem. The chef, is L’Ambroisie (3-Michelin star restaurant … 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

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


Frenchie…where to begin. Since my arrival in Paris in September 2010, I have been wanting and endlessly trying to get a reservation. Every time I call, a voice answers on the other side; alas, it is not a person but a machine advising me to call back between the hours of 2.30pm to 3.30 pm…recently … Continue reading

La Petite Cour

La Petite Cour is a ravishing restaurant hidden between the Churches of St-Germain-des-Prés and St-Sulpice. The restaurant hides a green garden, a beautiful charming fountain and a patio with exotic plants surrounding you, giving you access to a shelter of peace from the lively area and making La Petite Cour one of the most romantic and … Continue reading