CLOSED – Café Figue – Paris – FRANCE – A little bit bobo

Café Figue – Paris

Sorry… This place is out of businesss…

One of the places I like to visit for the lunch, but also for their brunch currently. Warm welcoming, always a table available, and mainly: the chef’s ability to cook such a variety of different dishes.

 

Cafe Figue - Front Door

Café Figue – Front Door

From starters to desserts, her inspiration has no limits. It is possible to taste here a Japanese speciality, and an African one the next day. I would like to say: always well done. Continue reading

Les 110 de Taillevent – Paris – FRANCE – American Summer

Les 110 de Taillevent – Paris – FRANCE

Today I want to highlight this classic Parisian Bistro. The chefs worked on a special menu for the summer. Some iconic american food specialties are made at the finest taste and quality.

Entrance - 2014-06-Paris-Les 110 De Taillevent

Main Entrance

For the gourmet salad or an unforgettable burger, have a look at the pictures below.

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Pierre Sang – Paris, FRANCE – A fun time at a gourmet place

The day I visited this place it was not so busy, waiting time acceptable, seated next to the chef: perfect. I admit I tried to come 20 minutes before the opening hours to be sure we could have a good seat. It wasn’t a waste of time!

Store Front

Store Front

The chef is famous after showcasing in a TV show (Top Chef), he demonstrated his talent weekly. Energetic and inventive, a visit at his restaurant is always an interesting experience.

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Alain Milliat – Paris, FRANCE – Almost the perfect brunch

Finding a great Sunday brunch can be a hard game in Paris, this place has a great and fine option but also some annoying drawbacks. Alain Milliat is famous the fine juices and jam he produce.

Storefront - Alain Milliat

Storefront – Alain Milliat – Paris, FRANCE

I consider that Alain Milliat offer a true brunch. So far, I didn’t find a great place which satisfy me entirely, except Proibido (located north of Paris).

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Le Temps Des Olivades – Paris, FRANCE – A smell of south

If like me you are a fan olive oil when cooking or just to eat olives, for sure you will appreciate dining here. This place smells like you are directly buried into south of Europe.

From the street - Le temps des Olivades

From the street – Le temps des Olivades – Paris, FRANCE

The dining room design is original, it consists into four huge wooden tables at each side of the restaurant. A perfect space for meeting friends. Continue reading

Pario – Paris, FRANCE – Fine French cuisine at a budget

Do we needed a Brazilian chef to come to Paris to show us we can have a traditional cuisine which is affordable ? So affordable that you wouldn’t go to eat at Chipotle anymore!

Storefront - Le Pario

Storefront – Le Pario – Paris, FRANCE

Pario is changing my mind! By the way, the restaurant name is the contraction of Paris and Rio De Janeiro. But the food is purely French. Continue reading

Braisenville – Paris, FRANCE – French Touch Cuisine

Braisenville simply refers to the wood-fired oven used to prepare some food, like meat. A must-do if you are in the area.

Storefront - Braisenville

Storefront

The storefront is kinda discreet, only the shiny restaurant logo may suggest you can find a trendy place here. When you decide to enter, you discover a small and modern industrial like ambiance. Exposed brick wall on the right, white wall with a huge painting on the left side, and a bright and red back! Oranges lamps without doubts warm up the dining room. If you come here without a reservation, don’t hesitate to accept to seat on the counter, there’s always some free seats. Continue reading

Issy Guinguette – Issy, FRANCE – A vineyard in Paris

On my way back to Paris, riding the RER from Versailles, I was surprised to see a vineyard just before the city of lights. I decided to stop and discover what this place is offering.

A vineyard in Paris - Issy Guinguette - Issy, FRANCE

A vineyard in Paris – Issy Guinguette – Issy, FRANCE

The atmosphere is original, when you are on the street, in front of the fence, it is hard to guess a vineyard is hidden just behind the building. Immediately after the entrance, you will see their a wine shop, selling bottles from all over France. They offer mainly products from small producers. Continue reading

Chez Gladines – Paris, FRANCE – What a find !

What a great experience! The first time I have been there, I was so surprised. Why ? Simply because this place offer so many advantages! And if you like to meet people, you will like to go at “Chez Gladines”.

Original Chez Gladines - Paris, France

Original Chez Gladines – Paris, France

This basque Restaurant (south-western french cuisine) is always packed, it is a bit noisy, you need to elevate the voice a little to be heard… But I like it. Continue reading

Bouillon Chartier – Paris, FRANCE – The 115 years old restaurant!

This place is mentioned in almost any guide book about Paris. It is maybe one of the oldest restaurant in Paris, it was opened in 1896! More than 115 years before. No need to say that this place became an historic sight, more than a high quality dining place..

Bouillon Chartier - Paris, FRANCE

Bouillon Chartier – Paris, FRANCE

The menu seems to change daily, the date is printed on the menu and they have daily suggestions. Continue reading