Paris - The 6th or 16th

Paris - The 6th or 16th

My memory tends to capture random moments in life, and one of which was a claim made by a French lecturer that she lived in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Not that I had any interest in her home address, but it was the tone of voice, an astringent sense of pride, that caught my…

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et La Vie may not be one of the most well known restaurants in Paris, at least as far as tourists from London are concerned, but it is one with pedigree. After ten years of running Spring (sadly just closed – it was superb) American chef Daniel Rose has opened up La Bourse…

Brunching Balthazar Style

Brunching Balthazar Style

While Balthazar may have started life on the other side of the Atlantic, as soon as you step through the doors in Covent Garden, you are transported straight to Paris, with high ceilings, wooden tables, red leather seating and brass railings – all the quintessential hallmarks of Parisian bistro interior design. Brunch here is served…

yamT’cha

yamT’cha

There are many great restaurants in Paris, the cradle of the modern restaurant, from the long running more traditional George V, Grand Bouillon Camille Chartier and Le Train Bleu, to the newer delights of Alain Ducasse and Pierre Gagnaire. But, held back by traditional French attitudes to food and restaurants, Paris has been a latecomer…