Category Archives: Gourmet

Angelina’s — Best Place for Hot Chocolate and Tea in Paris

Angelina’s is one of my absolute favourite places in Paris. I can’t remember how many times I have been, but every time I go, I feel completely at home. For me, Angelina’s is the essence of vieux Paris. The Belle Epoque décor, the ambience, the waiters and waitresses in their traditional dress, the mirrored walls, […]
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Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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Paris Generosity and the French Paradox

How is it possible that the French can live off of over 500 cheeses, rich foie gras, silky sauces, and the best desserts, yet stay remarkably thin, live longer (and happier), than Americans.   Or that the French generally frown on wealth, at least not to discuss or flaunt it, yet support haute couture of the most expensive […]
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Le Stella Brasserie — Traditional But Chic

This Tony establishment, in the bourgeois 16th off of Avenue Victor Hugo and Rue de la Pompe, is on a corner with tables for outdoor seating three seasons of the year and oysters shuckers with their fisherman caps outside busily preparing large platters of oysters, crab, langoustine and large shrimp. Le Stella is a true Parisian brasserie […]
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Rue Cler — Antique Show and More (Gourmet)

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces?  The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on May 12and 13th.  Nearly 100 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up near the Ecole Militaire […]
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The Club

Nestled in the sleepy seventh arrondissement is The Club, a lovely spot for a bite to eat or an evening drink. Their specialities are Club Sandwiches and Cocktails, for both of which there is an extensive menu containing locally sourced ingredients. Share on Facebook
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