Category: Paris

L’Arpège – Paris

Controversy, innovation, creativity, passion, enthusiasm, all emanate and swirl around the life force that is Alain Passard, Executive Chef and Owner of Paris restaurant L’Arpège. In 2018 L’Arpège landed at No.4 on the Opinionated About Dining Top 100+ European Restaurants list and No. 8 in The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list. I’m here to find out more about Alain, the destination foodie temple he’s created, and to learn if L’Arpège really is french for “exceptional”. L’Arpège ………maybe it’s french for “exceptional”   L’Arpège, his restaurant […]

Executive Chef Christophe Pele at Le Clarence Paris

Le Clarence – Paris

I’m not sure if there’s a more wonderful way to lunch in Paris but  Le Clarence  is up there.  Set in a beautifully decorated French mansion, with all it’s old world frenchieness – Le Clarence  leaves you feeling like you’ve just stepped back in time and into a fairytale.  A beautiful setting, assured cooking  and warm and friendly service make Le Clarence a top spot in Paris for lunch or dinner.   Located just off The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, in the Triangle d’or, this elegant restaurant strives […]

Pleasure in Paris by Georgie

Paris street markets – A foodie paradise

The street markets in Paris are one of the foundations of the way of life in Paris. Over eighty spectacularly colourful and lively markets pop up across the city every week where some of the best growers and producers across France bring their freshly harvested goods into Paris for sale. Without a doubt one of our most favourite things to do in Paris, is going to the food street market, a foodie paradise.   First light in Paris on Market […]

Restaurant A.T - Chef-Atshushi-Tanaka

Restaurant A.T – Paris

Restaurant AT, a most unique and memorable experience on our last  Paris adventure, is first on our list on this one. Hot off the plane and and still travel weary after over twenty four hours 0f travel space, we are nevertheless vibed up about getting back to what we believe is one of the most creative tables in Paris.   Chef Atsushi Tanaka moved me deeply on our last visit and I am eager to again bathe in his quiet […]

Paris in Autumn

A New Paris Adventure – Our Year of Two Autumns   It’s nearing  the end of October in Paris, autumn is getting ready handover to  winter and Christmas season. It was Albert Camus that said, “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”, and Lauren DeStefano sums it up wonderfully, “Autumn has always been my favourite season. The time when everything bursts with it’s beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand […]

The Mermaid by Giulio Aristide Sartorio 1893

Paris – Last time for this time

It is our last evening in our beautiful apartment and our last day in Paris. We are curled up on our big deep sofa with the soft warm flutter of the candle lit room letting the sparkle of the Eiffel tower outside our window steal the show.     My palate has been teased and tantalised by Incredible flavours and textures. The visual stimulation; from the enormity of elegantly, eclectically, colourfully designed spaces to the tiniest details on the plates […]

Le Grand Restaurant - Jean-Francois Piège | Georgie

Le Grand Restaurant – Paris

  We began this trip to Paris with our first dining experience in St Honore and today we find ourselves back for our final luncheon at Le Grand Restaurant – Jean-Francois Piège. The Michelin Star chef has transformed what was a pizzeria, tucked away in nondescript little side street off Rue Du Faubourg, into a most spectacular and stylish venue.   We find ourselves crossing the Champs Elysees near the Arc de Triomphe to the 8th Arrondissement and explore a […]

Chef Jeremie, Paris, France

Restaurant Jérémie – Paris

Today was such a funny day, we started really well with what we thought were clear intentions, but the universe, as usual, led us to where we were meant to be . Dressed immaculately for our luncheon booking at Le Salle a Manger. Where we planned to experience the unique style of chef Helene Darroze, 2015 best female chef of the year. We left early looking forward to a nice long walk through Paris before lunch.   One of the […]

Bistroy Les Papilles, Paris, France

Bistroy Les Papilles – Paris

A lovely long walk today through street of Paris through le Jardin du Luxembourg, builds our appetites for our bistro style lunch at Bistroy Les Papilles. When we walk through the door it is very clear we are in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Bistroy Les Papilles décor is an interesting mix of classic French elements juxtaposed with bright Latin colours. The mosaic tile floor is a kaleidoscope of bright colours, yellow, red, blue, green and orange. A large bold […]

Restaurant A.T - Chef-Atshushi-Tanaka

Restaurant A.T – One of the most creative tables in Paris

Restaurant A.T is our destination today. We walked past it after Alliance yesterday, the window causing us to stop and peer in, modern and fresh, a departure from the classic Parisian. The space here is simple and contemporary, a soft white space, splashed with small details of colour and texture. Wall art of timber strips splashed with streaks of pastel colours and a modern mural on one wall; black textured sweeps of paint that flash across the wall and ceiling. […]