Archive for February, 2015

February 26, 2015

Some news from France, XCVIIII


Ok so we have time to talk about France and Paris in detail; this is winter still here but all we get is some rains today temp is 8C or about 45F. I had a busy day at work and now is time to tell you about my favorite spots in France.

Many times people ask me where to eat in Paris that can hold large number of people like 8-10 or more persons , well these are some of the favorites.

Le Mordant, 61, rue de Chabrol, 75010 with walls in brick and floor from the 19C with sardines and carpaccio of st jacques or scallops. Where I write in French, cityvox,

a bit more expats ambiance you have Au Passage, 1 bis, passage Saint-Sébastien, 75011 with a head of pig and choucroute.

and A Noste, 6 bis, rue du 4-Septembre, 75002 southwest cuisine with a food truck in street level and first floor a resto with grill beefs really nice.

For some brunch in Paris, you know, breakfast and lunch specials, these are the new trend in the city lol!

Les Parigots, 5, rue du Château d’eau  23€ brunch ;

Le Comptoir Général, 80, Quai De Jemmapes ,very cool place , brunch is 19€, and a museum on the art of ghetto, nice, see

Café Charlot, 38, rue de Bretagne , brunch 19€, the most refine,

You need to go beyond the tourist Paris of the Quartier Latin and the Marais, into the Faubourgs!!!  Go into the Faubourg Poissonnerie, with Michalak take away, 60, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière  with great patisserie;

by Faubourg Saint Denis you have the Le Syndicat 51, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis ,Young clientele with wooden tables and nice bucket seats and music hip hop.

And the omnipresent USA hot dogs place Hutch Hot Dogs House, 63, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis ;

Madame Gen. 1, rue Martel (10éme)  it is here that the artist community come to mingle. It is close to the New Morning where each night jazz, afrocuban music and blues bring long lines of aficionados.

And after 100 years of interdiction in Paris the distillery is open ; Distillerie de Paris, 54, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis ;

And by Faubourg-Saint Martin, we have the Allegra , 70, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin . Open continuously as a café pizzeria near the mayor’s house of the 10éme . ALl done with Italian flour bio, and creative coverings cook on site.

and why not go up to Montmartre , and visit La Boîte aux Lettres,108, rue Lepic . poule au pot, is great here, chicken casserole type.

and something to see in Paris , Musée  du Luxembourg “Les Tudors” reign from 1485 to 1603; March 18 to 19 july 2015.

Nàpoléon à Paris, from April 8 to August 30 2015; at the Musée Carnavalet,

Enjoy it , its a blast. cheers

February 4, 2015

Some news from France XCVIII

Here we are the first day of snow in my area, wow; just enough to cover the ground with it and traffic was so easy nobody on the roads, even if Wednesdays mom stay home here , most of them, still the traffic was due to the snow announcement. Anyway by the time I got to work it was gone, and temps in 33F/1C sunny nice.

Time to tell you the latest news from the world of Paris ,France and others…. Have you heard of the Marais, well this is the place most people mention to me when coming to Paris, its tourist central for me but the attraction is big on visitors and the businesses there just can’t wait to see you.

The favorite sites on it are  in my opinion these

Then, you have the new cantines for eating and fun such as Boot Café. 19, rue du Pont-aux-Choux (3éme).Tél.: 06 26 41 10 66. Every day from  10h to 18h.  Anahi, 49, rue Volta (3éme). Tél.: 01 48 87 88 24.Every evening.   Gyoza Bar 38, rue Saintonge (3éme). Tél.: 01 42 71 15 34. every day except Sundays. The site is Under construction for the new location but have it all here  at lefooding, . The Broken Arm, 12, rue Perrée (3éme). Tél.: 01 44 61 53 60. every day except Sundays and Mondays from  9h to 18 h (café).  Mary Céleste 1, rue Commines (3éme). Every evening from 18h. Réservation only on the internet for the dinner.

And the places to see there are L’Institut Suédois has an  Exposition call “Plus que de la Pub”  from February 12 to May 2 2015. 11, rue Payenne (3éme).

and the places to shop, Galerie BSL, 23, rue Charlot,( 3éme), .This is the breeding ground of Young fashion designers including the best in the moment such as  Nacho Carbonell, Taher Chemirik , Charlotte Cornaton, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, amongst others.  You, also, have new spaces or galleries there such as Galerie Mitterand enlarge with direct access to  79, rue du Temple showing «Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Minutes to Go», until March 21st,  and the Galerie Max Hetzler 57, rue du Temple showing «Günther Förg, Stations of the Cross», until March 7th.

The dept store BHV Marais open “Paperlab”,  a space dedicated to the international press at street level and plenty of magazines and books.

You have Hint Hunt, 58, rue Beaubourg (3éme) has installed a detective bureau of  James Murdoch and the  Zen Room – where you can closed in during one hour trying to solve the mysteries.

And the Maison Dior comes out with a new commercial here for the new perfum Miss Dior and chose Nathalie Portman to show case it.

Versailles just name it and brings back wonderful memories of my 10 years living there, a Royal Town of France.  The great restaurant Lenôtre is right there at the  Cour des Senteurs. A new concept of  restaurant-salon de thé -boutique.  Cour des Senteurs, 8 rue de la Chancellerie ; Tuesdays to Sundays  10h to 19h, is it this wonderful ,

And finally , as we leading up to Saint Valentin, why not at my old neighbor Saint Germain en Laye and the famous spot of restaurant Pavillon Henri IV right on the spot of the birth of Louis XIV. Menu 145€ per person.

Enjoy my France!

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