11th Arrondissement


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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Inaki Aizpitarte is not a chef whose cooking leaves you indifferent.  To some he’s a culinary genius and one of Paris’s most interesting chefs, to others his reputation is overrated, inflated by adoring fans*. I’m not sure that I would consider myself a fan, but I do like Aizpitarte’s cooking. Aizpitarte got started in the […]

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Walking down the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, past the discount shoe shops and banal looking cafés, looking for number 159, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would want to eat outside in this neighborhood.  This stretch of road, like many busy thoroughfares, doesn’t have much to recommend. But turn left or right on a good […]



by phyllisflick on March 29, 2010

Newly opened pocket-sized restaurant in the 11th, where chef Giovanni Passerini creates some dazzling dishes