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Anyone with locavore leanings will love Yannick Alleno’s modern new bistro Terroir Parisien, which pays homage to the agriculture of Ile de France, the department surrounding Paris, and the somewhat forgotten cuisine of the region. Alleno, a three-star Michelin chef, is known for championing local farmers and ingredients, first with his ¨Terroir Parisien¨menu at the [...]

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After leaving his Aux Berges du Cerou in Salles, a tiny village (50 habitants) near Toulouse, and spending some time at the Verre Volé, Patrice Gelbart has opened Youpi et Voilà, a modern French bistro on a nondescript side street in Paris’s 10th arrondissement. The restaurant is small and the decor simple with stone walls, [...]

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Gyoza Bar–Japanese Dumplings in Paris

by phyllisflick on January 29, 2012

I am a big fan of gyoza, those crescent-shaped pan-fried Japanese dumplings, and would be happy to make a meal of them, if I could manage to do so without seeming like a glutton. Guillaume Guedj and Shinichi Sato have solved this dilemma with the newly opened Gyoza Bar located a few doors down from Passage [...]

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If Fernand Siré has his way, menus in French restaurants will soon have to disclose if a particular dish is made in-house and whether it was prepared with fresh, frozen or canned products. Sadly, in a country known for its gastronomic heritage, more and more restaurants in France are relying on prepackaged, industrially made products [...]

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Le Galopin: Creative, Market-based Cooking in the 10th

by phyllisflick on December 10, 2011

I was excited to hear that Romain Tischenko, Top Chef winner and Ze Kitchen alumuni, had recently taken over Le Galopin, a neighborhood bistro just a short walk from my apartment on the colorful rue Sainte Marthe. The Rue Sainte Marthe, if you don’t know it, is worth seeking out.  It’s an interesting street lined [...]

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Like most American Expats in Paris, there are times when I crave things you can only get back home. BBQ, buffalo wings, a corn beef special, and a great burger all come to mind. You can get burgers in Paris of course and will find them on just about every menu, but they’re usually average [...]

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Voy Alimento, Vegan Cuisine in Paris

by phyllisflick on October 10, 2011

My eating habits might strike you as strange. On most days of the week I try to eat vegetarian but then will cross town to buy something like this.  Luckily, I see nothing hypocritical about a person who advocates a healthy diet but still likes to eat a good burger now and then. After reading books [...]

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Septime

by phyllisflick on July 17, 2011

One of the trends in cooking this year has been an emphasis on well-sourced products—often local, sometimes wild—and cooking techniques that bring out the best of an ingredient’s natural flavour; at his recently opened Septime, Bertrand Grébaut reminds us that in expert hands, French cooking can transform the best ingredients into something even better. After [...]

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Le Bal Café

by phyllisflick on November 23, 2010

With two women in the kitchen, an Irishman in the dining room and an American barrista, it’s clear from the onset that this former 1920′s cabaret turned art space is anything but typical. Located just a short walk from the Place de Clichy, on a surprisingly charming impasse, it turned out to be the perfect [...]

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Restaurant Saturne, a New Restaurant/Wine Bar in Paris

by phyllisflick on September 19, 2010

Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne have taken the concept of cave à manger to a new level with Saturne, a beautiful, spacious wine bar and restaurant located steps from the Bourse in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement.  Both were most recently at Racines, a wine bar in the Passage de Panorama known for its almost militant adherence to [...]

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