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Entries from June 2010

Bar Hemingway – Ritz Paris

June 12th, 2010 · No Comments

The Ritz Paris is perhaps the world’s most famous hotel – and as every hotel has at least one bar where the inhabitants can go and drown their sorrows, the Ritz is no exception. And when you’re the most famous hotel in the world, this means that you have the most famous hotel bar in […]

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Tags: cocktails · France · Paris

Floata Seafood Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday am – out for Dim Sum – let’s try a new place. A has been here before and she likes how it has convenient parking in a parkade ($1) and is right across the street from Sun Yat Sen gardens. Inside, this place is cavernous – you could have a wedding for 500 here; […]

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Tags: Asian · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Chill Winston – Vancouver, BC

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday night, out with J & J – an urban couple with no kids so it’s time to go somewhere that is more ‘cool’ than ‘chucky cheese’. We haven’t knocked our heads together ahead of time to get a reservation, but it’s early and we figure that Chill Winston has a great location, a cool […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Léon de Bruxelles (Champs-Élysées) – Paris, France

June 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Just a quick note. We were hungry, on the Champs Élysées, and beer and mussels seemed like a good idea at the time. Léon de Bruxelles is a chain, with multiple locations throughout France. As I walked in, I noticed that the proportion of English-speaking people in the restaurant far outweighed the French-speakers, which in […]

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Tags: Bistro · Paris · Western Food

Jadis – Paris, France

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments

This was the last of our visits to one of the prix-fixe restaurants in the NY times. Jadis is busy and reservations are highly recommended although somehow our reservation for 5 people at 7:45 pm somehow was changed to a reservation for 6 people at 7:30pm so calling the day before the reservation might be […]

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Tags: France · French · Paris · Prix-fixe

L'Agrume – Paris, France

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Continuing our tour (here and here) of prix-fixe restaurants mentioned in the New York Times, we decided to go to L’Agrume. Located in the 5th arrondisement, L’Agrume is a small, intimate restaurant – but this is in no way a complaint – it is not overly loud; it does not feel crowded; it is not […]

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Tags: Favorites · France · French · Paris · Prix-fixe