Category: Paris

Chef Toshi at Alliance, Paris

Restaurant Alliance – Paris

Our wonderful waiter at David Toutain recommends that we must try Restaurant Alliance , a new place across the other side of town that good friends are just getting going. So of course that’s where we are off to today. After a lovely walk along the Seine we head into the 5th to find it. It’s clear from the smell of fresh carpet and a super pristine interior that it is indeed very new. The fit out at Alliance is gorgeous, […]

Restaurant David Toutain, Paris

Restaurant David Toutain – Paris

Well today was supposed to be a simple little bistro day, we had planned for a later lunch and were indulging in a slow morning enjoying our gorgeous apartment and watching the soft morning light change over Paris. But then everything changed, the phone rang, Restaurant David Toutain where the wait for a table is known to be very long, miraculously has a place for us if we can arrive by twelve……in half an hour! Five minutes later we were […]

Chef Sébastien Gravé - Pottoka, Paris

Pattoka – Paris

We enjoyed a glorious slow morning walk down through the Trocadero to a perfectly timed view of the Eiffel Tower. Silhouetted against the rising sun, soft lilac morning light framing the warm golden beginning of the sun right behind the tower. Many moments of enthralled wonderment later we continue on to meander through the 7th arrondissement to Rue Cler market street, famous as Julia child’s marketplace where my love encouraged me to let fly with a Julia impression… a bolshy […]

Chez Julien, Paris, France

Chez Julien – Paris

On a beautiful crisp winters morning, we set off for Chez Julien, along the Seine, Paris. We’re wrapped up just like the chap from Aerosmith with 17 scarves each. We’ve cocooned ourselves from the winter chill, it’s the kind of chill that startles you and reminds you you’re alive, for now, but maybe not for long.     We meandered through the 16th arrondissement, down the Champs through the 8th to the 9th where we decided to take a peek inside […]

Miss Kō - Futuristic asian street place right in the centre of Paris.

Miss Kō – Paris

Im not catholic but the idea of a guilt free lunch was appealing, so we decided to exercise ourselves around the 16th arrondissement of Paris prior to lunch at Miss KŌ.   The 16th arrondissement can be compared to the Upper East Side of New York and is home to members of Parisian high society.  The atmosphere is of old money combined with classic Parisian splendour tinged with the wiff of  “you should have worked a bit harder.”   We swing […]

Pleasure in Paris by Georgie

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Etoile – Paris

A change in style today, forget the historical Paris of days gone by, we are dining in the Paris of today. Everything about L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Etoile is very modern, for a start it is located inside a drugstore. The Publicis Drugstore is on the Champs Élysées, at the Arc de Triomphe end.   This is no pharmaceutical store, my eyes are wide with wonder as my love leads me into a fascinating eclectic mix of bookstore, gift shop, […]

Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Le Jules Verne – Tour Eiffel – Paris

I’m a little frightened of heights, not heights so much as falling. I’m ok looking out as long as I don’t look down. Jules Verne is 123 m up on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower so before I can start to get excited about the food I have to get past the trip up in the lift…the lift with the view! Strategically placed in the middle of the lift so I can peek at the skyline over my […]

Restaurant Allard - Classic French Bistro - Paris - Since 1932

Restaurant Allard – Paris

Traditional French family bistro is the choice for today. Allard has been a family restaurant since early in the 20th century with the business and the original recipes passed down through generations.   It is not until we arrive that we realise it is a place we had walked past on our last trip; we had peered through lovely little windows watching busy chefs in the tiny spotless kitchen, thinking it looked fantastic and we must go sometime.     […]

Pleasure in Paris by Georgie

Marché Ave du Président Wilson

Today is market day. We rise early, dress and enjoy a hot espresso before wrapping ourselves, scarves, coats and hats and stepping out into the crisp blackness of the winter morning. Our street is dark and still, not another soul. Moving through the Paris streets at this time is magical. So quiet it is like time has stopped just for us to enjoy the beauty of the city alone. Within the deep calm as we walk, I feel the essence […]

Le Grand Vefour, Paris, France

Le Grand Vefour – Paris

Today is a very special day. Beyond our wildest hopes we managed to secure a reservation at the grand Le Grand Vefour, Paris’ finest gastronomic meeting place for more than 200 years. Paris’ political, artistic and literary legends including Napoleon and Josephine, have been dining here since 1784. Today chef Guy (pronounced Gee) Martin, inspired by art and artists creates a spectacular 3 Michelin star menu.   We walk through the inner courtyard of the Palais Royale, past exquisite boutiques […]