Posts Tagged ‘8th Arrondissement’

Paris Jazz: La Tremoille

This past October when hubby and I were in Paris we had the chance to have a real adult evening. No, get your mind out of the gutter…

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Paris Restaurants: Le Laurent

Today the Champs Elysées seems to be nothing more than international chain stores and crowds of tourists, but at the far end of the most famous avenue in the world, there are charming 19th-century […]

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Paris restaurants: for dessert, the café gourmand at Caffè Burlot

Paris Restaurants: Caffè Burlot

Among Paris restaurants, Caffè Burlot is absolutely not what you’d expect to find just steps from the international chain stores, tacky tourist shops and swarm of humanity filling the Champs Elysées. But turning […]

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It’s hard to get excited about going to a Paris restaurant when you have to walk around a train station and over the tracks in pouring rain as I did last week when I went to Neva. Open just a year, Neva sits alone in a residential neighborhood just north of Gare St.-Lazare. Once I located the sole restaurant on the corner, I was relieved to open the door to find a modern, welcoming restaurant done up in warm hues of brown. I was intrigued to try the cooking of the chef, Béatriz Gonzales […]

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Steak frites at Le Relais de l'Entrecôte, which dishes out delish steak and fries to locals and tourists alike in locations all over Paris

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

“Quelle cuisson?” (“How do you want your steak cooked?”) is the only question they ask at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, which I would call a mill if I didn’t like it so much. Oh, who am I kidding. It’s totally a mill. And I love it.

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte belongs to a group that has three Paris addresses, plus outposts in Geneva and (sigh) Dubai, that serve nothing but steak and fries. I’m still not sure if it’s a Paris restaurant or a Paris-themed restaurant, but I’m also not sure I care.

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All is quaint and traditional at Francoeur.

The Paris Brunch

Brunch is a strictly American concept, and because being Anglo-Saxon is quite cool in Paris these days, going to brunch has become THE thing to…

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Rouget with courgettes at Le 39V, Frédéric Vardon's sleek, modern restaurant atop the Sony building in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris

Le 39V

Le 39V opened last fall, one of a handful of higher-end places to appear, a welcome flash of bling in this age of austerity.

There is no old world charm in this Paris restaurant. This is a slick and sleek address, black and chrome, perched on the roof of the Sony building, just off the Champs Elysées.

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Musée Jacquemart-André: A Parisian Museum with Class but without the Crowds

No stay in the City of Light may seem complete without a visit to one of the big three Paris museums: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, or the Centre Pompidou. But if these temples of art feel overwhelming in their size or just plain crowded, take heart. Paris is also home to many smaller museums, many of them absolute gems, with spectacular collections of their own. Among these is the lovely Musée Jacquemart-André, once a private mansion in the 8th Arrondissement, built in the late 19th century by the banker Edouard André and his wife, Nélie Jacquemart.

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Le Bal Café

If France and England have a tense history, you wouldn’t know it after eating at Le Bal Café, a new spot where lines of Parisians seem more than happy to scarf down scones, kippers and kedgeree.

Hidden at a tiny impasse near place de Clichy, Le Bal is an exhibition space housed in a former bordello and ballroom (thus le bal). The café has been open since September. Whether you come for the art and stay for the food or vice versa doesn’t matter: there’s no shame in either.

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Charbon Rouge

Here’s an address for steak frites with South American style. Sure, you can have béarnaise sauce with your steak at Charbon Rouge, but one look at the menu and you’ll know that this isn’t a classic French steakhouse.

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Le Grand Véfour

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch at Le Grand Véfour with a group of hungry bloggers.

Situated at the north end of the gardens of the Palais Royal, this address has hosted the crème de la crème of French politics and culture, its gilded, mirrored walls witness to French history.

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Nicole Pembrook with models, at the Mondial Spa et Beauté exhibition, at the Palais des Congrès.

Girl Talk with Nicole Pembrook

A few years back, above the Champs Elysées, Nicole Pembrook opened Polished Hair Care. For years, she had run a salon out of her home….

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Bread & Roses

If it’s true that we eat with the eyes, then the sight of the organic breads, oversize pastries, golden quiches and colorful salads on display at Bread & Roses will leave anyone sated.

This bakery slash tea salon slash épicerie on the rue de Fleurus has been serving its well-heeled neighbors near the Luxembourg Gardens since 2003. Lucky them.

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At Le Mini Palais in Paris, consulting chef Eric Frechon has designed a menu where coconut, tandoori, pan con tomate, tempura, curry, lemongrass, chips (as in “fish and”) and burrata are all part of the lexicon.

Le Mini Palais

There is nothing small about Le Mini Palais, the newly reopened restaurant at the Grand Palais. The vast, high-ceilinged room feels like an artist’s studio or perhaps a storage wing in a very chic museum, with shelves of busts and urns on one wall, canvases hanging on another and […]

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