Rino’s Chef Giovanni Passerini takes it old-school with Sam Cooke tracks – somehow making the white truffle pasta taste even better… if that is possible!
Known among us as just “Chez Raquel & Pinouche” – Le Baratin is a beloved second home and canteen to the food & wine industry, who come from far & wide just for “mama” Raquel Carena’s home cooking & to drink through Philippe “Pinouche” Pinoteau’s natural wine list.
You’d have to be superhuman, not to be seduced by Giovanni Passerini’s delicate tagliolini strands with fragrant white truffles. If there was ever a restaurant that showed Michelin why there is a new direction in town, Rino is it.
This is the “it” list to discover the right bank’s 9th arr, known locally as SoPi (South Pigalle) – Paris’ bustling working class area stands out for its recent explosion of neo-bistros, diners, tapas, wine bars and French versions of American classics such as hotdogs & burgers & cocktails.
This is the “it” list to discover the right bank’s 11th arrondissement – Paris’ version of Brooklyn – home to an explosion of hipster wine bars, delis, bistros, neo-bistros and restaurants. Just walking from one place to the next will give you a real sense of the area. If you’ve been reading about where to eat in Paris – this neighborhood will not let you down!
Masterchef Judge & Chef Yves Camdeborde has just finished building an Alpine chalet pop-up of his wildly popular Le Comptoir & L’Avant Comptoir wine bar – complete with sophisticated furnishings, lighting and a band stage for live music.
There isn’t anything fussy about Kevin Blackwell’s Autour d’un Verre – a rare little jewel in an bustling working-class area where his relaxed home-style cooking & fantastic natural wine list keep the dining room buzzing with a gregarious mix of bohemians, wine makers, restaurateurs & suit-and-tie regulars.
From wine bars to bistros and splurges to take away seafood platters, these are my 15 restaurant picks that are actually open between Christmas & New Years Day.
Named one of Condé Nast’s Best New Restaurants of 2013, Bistrot Paul Bert’s sister restaurant “Le 6″ serves contemporary small plates in a casual urban farmhouse setting.
I should call this “shameless plugs for friends with books!” See what I love about each and where you can find a copy in English and/or French.
Co-owners & brothers Naoufel & Redha Zaïm’s charming little restaurant is a real hidden gem, popular for the extensive all-natural wine list & Chef Mathieu Moity’s gorgeous home cooking.
Asking Bones’ Co-Owner & Music Man Pierre Derrien for a top ten playlist is asking the impossible – he’s just handed over 20+ hot tracks from Hollygo Lightly to Neil Young that keep the kitchen team energized throughout service, and the hipsters happy until the wee hours.
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 4 years since Chicago-born chef Daniel Rose’s laid-back style, contemporary cooking & refined ambiance cemented Spring as one of the most popular reservations in the city.