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

Nanashi – Paris, FRANCE – Japanese inspired goodness

Located in the trendy neighborhood of “Le Marais”, this modern Japanese restaurant is like an oasis in the middle of a desert. Everything is fresh, organic and locally bought. You will immediately notice it when you enter inside their original location. Cooks are frequently leaving their kitchen to pickup fruit or veggies stored at the entrance. This create animation, and it is also a proof they press juice by order for example^^

Storefront - Nanashi - Paris, FRANCE

Storefront – Nanashi – Paris, FRANCE

Nanashi is popular, and for the lunch on Saturdays it is getting packed quickly. 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

Tashi Delek – Paris, FRANCE – Inexpensive and original

A Tibetan restaurant in Paris ? Go for the Tashi Delek, inexpensive, not common, tasty.

The Full Menu

The Full Menu

Inside, the decoration is colorful, and will make you feel you are no more in Paris. Tables are small, few seating available, so come early, around noon is the best time. Continue reading

La Butte Aveyronaise – Paris, France – A taste of south

I like this address with the terrace, nice during sunny days. The restaurant is located in a charming neighborhood, far from the crowd.

The main dining room

The main dining room

When you enter inside that place, you will notice immediately the huge pastry just next the main door. It is one of their main special: “Mille-Feuille”. They invite you to enjoy sweet. Continue reading

Le Galopin – Rennes, France – Good for a short break in the city

If you are going to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris, you will probably need to transfer in Rennes. There is a nice french restaurant there, also nice for business meetings. It is just located steps from the rail station, and I think it is a good value.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

One of the classic meat based dish from their menu is the Calf’s brain. So it a good occasion for me to taste this part of the animal. The meat comes with a special sauce made with Dijon Mustard, helping you forgetting the strong meat taste.

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Le Bouchon Et L’Assiette – Paris, FRANCE – Rich cuisine

Nice find, this Basque restaurant is a gem, I really felt like i as in southwest of France.

The Main Dining Room

The Main Dining Room

Basque specialties are well done here, really, I cannot name any wrong detail here. Maybe the waiting time ? But for me since I come for fresh and house made food, I won’t really care. The menu is simple but rotates frequently, and the cooks only use seasonal products. I ordered an appetizer and a main dish from the three or four offered daily.

Appetizer: Herring fillets seasoned and served with butter;

Main dish: Fabulous Veal Brisked and sliced veggies. Continue reading