Posts Tagged ‘Alsace’

The seasonal Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde

Getting into the Holiday Spirit in Paris

Paris is a place with a mythical, magical quality. Every day of the year can be special, but the City of Light really lives up…

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Poached egg with sautéed mushrooms and bacon at the Alsatian Paris bistro Schmidt—L'Os à Moelle, in the 15th Arrondissement

Schmidt—L’Os à Moelle

When I received an invitation to dine at a Paris restaurant with an Alsatian bent, my stomach turned over as I flashed back to my pork-laden romp through the Christmas markets in Strasbourg and Colmar a few months ago. I had barely finished digesting the pork knuckle and cheese-covered potatoes from December, but I was told Schmidt—L’Os a Moelle would be a different culinary experience.

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2009 Domaine Mittnacht Frères Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is technically the French wine equivalent of pinot grigio, which is widely enjoyed as a cocktail wine among the book club set from Seattle to Saint-Tropez. For many social groups, entertaining […]

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Mille-feuille at Drouant, Antoine Westermann's address in the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris


Drouant is a classic, but for some reason I had never gotten around to visiting. In a city with thousands of restaurants, I suppose this isn’t too hard to understand, but my own biases are also to blame. I love small, personal restaurants, and Drouant, with its sprawling set of dining rooms and almost equally as sprawling menu, never really called to me.

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An Inspiring Trip through France, via Pinterest

I love Pinterest. Yeah it’s a time waster, but its also inspiring. Actually I think I should spend….

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