An excellent sole at Garnier and good Muscadet!

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels5 Comments

I don’t know if you like sole, what the Brits call a Dover Sole, a real thick and large fish simply cooked in butter or grilled? For some reason their prices have become astronomical and most often you are being served filets or goujonnettes. What I like is to spend an extensive amount of time preparing it in my plate … Read More

Le Vaudeville, is still a beautiful brasserie

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels6 Comments

I had to find a place for lunch near the Bourse for a curator of the Wolfsonian museum in Miami, which specialises in turn of the century furniture and decors, and I considered Galopin, the brasserie named after the young boys who brought small glasses of beer (still called a galopin) to the brokers on the floor of the Stock … Read More

A cheesy lunch at Monbleu, what could be better?

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels4 Comments

I was having coffee near the church of a very sad funeral when I met Olivier Rupé, a charming young man who studied finance and marketing and decided that he loved cheese. After training with a few star cheesemongers, he now runs the cheese shop of Monbleu, a restaurant on 37 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, a few blocks from Hôtel … Read More

At Bleu Bao, trendy and youth is the motto

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels1 Comment

I am very lucky to have nephews who feed me on trendy spots and when they give me a new address, I immediately obey. Lunch at Bleu Bao, the third restaurant opened in Paris by Celine Chung and Billy Pham, is pretty, fun, delicious for most dishes and definitely young. Their first successful spot, Gros Bao, is red and located … Read More

Gigi is very pretty and almost very good

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels2 Comments

I met a man on the elevator to Gigi, on the 6 th floor of Théâtre des Champs Elysées, who had been there before and he said that on a day like this the place would be spectacular but is a little noisy. He was right all the way and my excitement to discover the new Laurent Gourcuff Paris Society … Read More

Cèna is my new canteen

parisdiaRestaurants & Hotels3 Comments

In Italian and in Spanish, cena means dinner but don’t be misled, this new restaurant “Cèna”  in the 8 th arrondissement has nothing Italian or Spanish about it. It is the pure produce of French cuisine with Pascal Barbot, the 49 year old chef of l’Astrance (closed for a few months), as head chef. An unpretentious bistrot for approximately 40 … Read More