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

El Nopal – Paris, France – Tacos and Burrones

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Craving for Mexican Food ? You are in Paris, and finding a good Taqueria is a hard game…

Storefront - El Nopal - Paris, FRANCE

Storefront – El Nopal – Paris, FRANCE

There is this little place, called: El Nopal, serving their home made tortillas. You need to be really lucky to discover it by yourself, only the purple storefront make it noticeable.  Continue reading

H.A.N.D – Paris, FRANCE – Have A Nice Day

The storefront is simple and nice, and I admit, I’ve been there because it is a great looking place. In reality this feeling created high expectations for me…

Storefront - HAND - Paris, FRANCE

Storefront – HAND – Paris, FRANCE

The dinning room is spacious, surprisingly it was quiet on a Sunday for the lunch. Continue reading

Lao Lane Xang – Paris, FRANCE – Thai cuisine paradise

If you do love Thai food, maybe you can try this restaurant which Laotian and Thai cuisine in the heart of the 13th of Paris.

Original storefront - LAO LANE XANG - PARIS, france

Original storefront – LAO LANE XANG – PARIS, france

I like to go there on Sunday for the lunch, it is much less crowded than Saturday or Friday nights. Even it is packed, service remain nice and it is so fast, so be prepared to order. I suppose there is a lot of loyal customers here, I heard people talking directly to the manager and they know his name. Continue reading

Aki – Paris, FRANCE – Business is business…

Do you know what is an Okonomiyaki ? Aki is now the reference for this Japanese speciality in Paris.

The front door - Aki - Paris, France

The front door – Aki – Paris, France

The recipe is simple but the result is nice! It is always great each time I come back there. Everybody is coming there mainly for this dish and also there low low price (I am going to talk about this in few lines). Continue reading

Djakarta Bali – Paris, FRANCE – Indonesia in the heart of the city

I was looking for a nice Balinese restaurant in Paris, and I think I found it. It is almost perfect, during all the diner time, I almost forgot I was in France. All the staff seems to be really coming from Indonesia.

Front door - Djakarta Bali - Paris, FRANCE

Front door – Djakarta Bali – Paris, FRANCE

Decoration a bit too “bling-bling” to me. Especially outside… But it is true the restaurant is located on a small street, far from the crowd, they need to be seen. Continue reading