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That’s my experience, anyway. The food in the places discussed here is often inventive but never silly, with the occasional deconstructed classic making an appearance, but a sound one. The atmosphere is friendly enough.
Gourmets will tell you that wine and food should complement each other. Restaurants therefore sometimes go to great length to pair different wines with different dishes. In Gaillac (in Southwestern France), we once dined at a restaurant where you could pick either your menu or your wines but not both as the chef was adamant he wasn't going to let his carefully prepared meal be marred by the choice of the wrong wines. It wasn't a fancy place and my very elderly parents (with whom we were traveling) were a bit taken aback: in all his born days, my Dad had never heard of such a display of authority by a restaurant owner. Since he wasn't about to let anybody dictate his choice of wines though (too momentous a decision), he picked one for each of his three courses (he obviously wasn't the designated driver) and ended up quite happy with the dishes that accompanied them (anticipatory curiosity probably had a lot to do with it as I don't recall the cuisine as particularly memorable).
By Marie Z Johnston They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. In that case, Mark Williamson’s iconic Willi’s Wine Bar gets the prize for most-echoed establishment on the planet. When he opened his doors, some 30 years ago, Parisian wine bars served an assortment of basic varietal “plonk ” in teeny glasses, accompanied by plates of cheese or pâtés —and that’s about it. Then, along came Willi’s.
BUZZ: Campana at Orsay, Thanksgiving Dinner at Ralph Lauren's, Antoine, Caffe Burlot By Margaret Kemp Musée d'Orsay , Café Campana , Paris 7th
By Margaret Kemp Vuitton, Dior, Gaultier, YSL and various must-have brands recently showed collections in the amazing space that is Le Trianon Theatre, Montmartre . The multi-story building, by architects Joseph Cassien-Bernard and Gaston Cousin , dates back to 1896, when it was one of the Bo-Ho hot spots of Montmartre where the likes of Toulouse Lautrec, Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel and Mistinguett were regulars.
Après le coq nain, la petite crevette sauvage. L'ancienne équipe du Réminet entreprend une nouvelle aventure à deux pas de la Bourse, de l'Opéra Comique et de la salle des ventes Richelieu-Drouot. Elle est heureuse de vous accueillir dans leur nouveau restaurant - bar - brasserie Le Sâotico . Hugues Gournay, le chef normand, compose à la minute une cuisine de marché, simple et raffinée, alliant des produits saisoniers de haute qualité à des prix modérés dans un décor élégant et spacieux.