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Le Bistrot du Forum – Reims, France

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments

A local french bistro just off the main pedestrian walkway near the centre of Reims, this bistro with a red awning was recommended by the sommelier at Veuve Clicquot – in fact, he said that the fries were the main attraction. So – after a 25-minute walk from Veuve Clicquot back to the centre of […]

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Tags: Bistro · France · French

Jadis et Gourmande – Paris, France

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

After a hot stroll through the Tuileries and a poke into 24, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to ogle some scarves, we were strolling down the street next door and saw the sign – D, with her amazing memory for all things food recognized the name from Le Guide des Gourmandes and in we went.

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Tags: France · Paris

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

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

Ladurée (Champs Élysées), Paris – France

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments

For ages now we’ve been going on about how great the macarons are at Pierre Hermé while we haven’t been giving the other challenger, Ladurée even a chance. This is like seeing Joe Frazier go at a heavy bag and saying that he’s the best boxer in the world. It’s like seeing a Picasso and […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · dessert · France · French · Paris · Western Food

La Gazzetta – Paris, France

May 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Another night in Paris, another prix-fixe dinner. This time, at La Gazzetta, a charming restaurant in the 12th, again with dining pros B and A. We arrive a bit early, are welcomed to our seats and offered cocktails, a nice change compared to the previous dinner at Le Chateaubriand. I start with a Campari and […]

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Tags: France · French · Paris · Prix-fixe · Western Food

Pierre Hermé – Paris, France

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes, I know that we’ve been here before, and written about it before. But it’s so good, that it needs writing about again. We were on our way to the very beautiful Musée de l’Orangerie this afternoon when we took a detour and took the M12 Metro line all the way to the Pasteur stop […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · France · French · Paris

Le Chateaubriand – Paris, France

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

During her extensive research prior to the trip, D found a list of popular prix-fixe restaurants in Paris that had very good food. Le Chateaubriand was our first outing. Inside, Le Chateaubriand looks like it could have come out of 1945. Sparse walls, chalk boards with wine prices, that yellowed paint that looks like it’s […]

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Tags: France · French · Paris · Prix-fixe · Western Food

La Mascotte – Montmartre, Paris, France

May 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It has definitely been a while – our apologies. Back in the City of Lights – out with A and B, two residents who love the good life and are dedicated to finding the best food possible. We’re staying in Montmartre, we’ve flown all night and are more than a bit tired – but never […]

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