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December 3, 2019

A culinary trilogy , Paris of course

Ok so I am back from another wonderful stay in the Paris area and feld good to be back to the old neighborhoods even if noted traffic  has increase indeed.  I have lots to tell you but now let me entertain you with a Paris trilogy of culinary excellence.

I was meeting some friends and they suggested to go one where they have been coming for the last 20 years, so could not say much, here we went. It was an absolute delight and super friendly servers and staff all knew each others! I went with them to Cafe Lacombe in rue des Acacias 55 , 17éme of Paris. Also ,the corner with 37 avenue Mac Mahon, metro Ternes line 2 and parking as I did at Autocité Ternes at 38 avenue de Ternes!!

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The Café Lacombe is as said above off the avenue des Ternes and not far from the Arc de Triomphe, an ideal place to satisfy your most greedy desires. In addition to a bar, it is indeed a real manufacturer-confectioner. And what better than to drink a good drink by accompanying pastries worthy of the greatest? Indeed they are sublime just for a pastry and a glass of delicious red wine will do but heck we had a nice steak as well lol!! The decor is refined with floral decoration, gilding, velvet sofa so nicely done. An exquisite setting to plunge you into a world as beautiful as Paris! The  pink ceiling decorated with mirrors that gives an acidic atmosphere to the room. You have the possibility of tasting delicious pastries while having a drink. A happy hour extended until 22h from Monday to Saturday, and great friendly folks, as the company was nice! After 20 years coming here I guess it will be worth a repeat by yours truly. No webpage indeed contact tel +33 (0) 1 43 80 92 25.

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Then, I head out to my all time best area in the Muette, 16 arrondissement of Paris by metro Muette there are superbe restos. My favorite is La Gare, an old train station turn into restaurant several years back and always back even friends visiting me took them here. Love it bar , terrace and resto; all wonderful. This time just stop for a glass of wine at the bar as was waiting for more friends across the street. I have written before in my blog so will just give you their webpage and do go there when in Paris; even the webpage is enticing !!! La Gare Paris restaurant

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Finally, I caught up with another group of friends who lives not far at Pompe and suggested to go here so I just obliged as they pick up the tab lol! We went to the wonderful La Rotonde de la  Muette. At exactly, 12, chaussée de la Muette.

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Here you have old Paris and the crowd shows it very chic ambiance as in the 16 of Paris.  It is a place where the sign summarizes everything; the history, style, location, environment, atmosphere, up to the spirit of the neighborhood. The Marmottan-Monet museum is not far away, the gardens of Ranelagh are a few bushes further.

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This Rotonde de la Muette with its Art-deco facade, its terrace, its interior revised, wooded, colorful, the fashion of today in simili Garcia, is the place where to meet oneself.   the ideal place to rest for a breakfast with friends or a client. Recently renovated a year ago, this brewery has kept its stamp while gaining a touch of modernity. Their webpage is here: La Rotonde de la Muette Paris

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And the road warrior did came by car parking first at the Autocité Ternes and later at the rue de Passy parking near Muette. I must say the traffic inside Paris was normal but the one in the blvd périphérique and highway  A1 was very much jam all the time going and coming. For those on the move and to see the real Paris on the streets the parkings are here:

Autocité Ternes parking

Indigo parking rue de Passy Paris 16

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Oh well this one have written plenty as was my old hangout when going out for an apéro after work in Paris. Each time back in the city try to stop by and this time was able to be there for lunch on a Sunday after the above so will include here too. Au Trappiste, 4 rue Saint Denis near Place du Châtelet is unique beer and beef place. I had my maigré de canard or duck breast and potatoes with a grand Karmeliet Belgian beers and expresso coffee all from a nice table looking at the theater of Châtelet! They have no webpage but my fav Yelp has plenty on them here: Yelp on Au Trappiste Paris

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And there you go a wonderful time in Paris and of course nice to see old friends always great. Now some further posts on the subject of Paris and its area and already back home for the Holidays! Merry Christmas y’all, Joyeux Noêl, Feliz Navidad!! Feliz Natal!!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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