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

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

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

Café des Musées

Corner bistro with outdoor seating? Check. Open everyday? Check. Honest and wholsome French cooking? Check. Café des Musées is an honest bistro in the heart of the Marais district. One that is open on Sundays. The corner location of the restaurant with its wood paneling and mini outdoor seating area makes it very Parisian. Though … Continue reading

La Tour d’Argent

It is one of the oldest restaurants in Paris, founded in 1582 to be exact and was frequented by King Henri IV who liked to taste the game meat served here during winter time. La Tour d’Argent, though, has had a rocky past with the loss of a Michelin star and the death of the legendary … 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

L’Arbre à Cannelle – Paris bistros still alive

The origins of the word “bistro” is still under debate. Linguists and historians inform us that the term originated during the Russian occupation of Paris in 1815 where starving Russian soldiers would yell “Bystra” (“Hurry”) to their French counterparts. Consequently, this term was adopted for small eateries where one could sit down for a quick … 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

Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie

After a shopping day at your local cuisine shops (e.g. Mora, Bovida, Simone and the likes), you can take a break at Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie situated next to Bovida. Before coming to Ferrandi, I had always passed by this restaurant/boutique and often saw many people coming out of the shop with bags filled with … Continue reading

Robert et Louise

Robert et Louise is a small restaurant, easily missed on the Rue Veille du Temple. Try not to miss this hidden gem for carnivores. The walls are adorned with kitchen utensils and pictures of the old days – makes you feel like you’re back in 1930s. In general, the decor is rather minimal, everything around you … Continue reading