AG Les Halles, Paris

Restaurants in Central Paris: AG Les Halles

With the arrival of Alain Ducasse’s new brasserie Champeaux in the neighbourhood this spring, Les Halles, the old market district in the heart of Paris, is in the midst of gastronomic revival. Even before Ducasse hangs out his...
Bartender Marjolaine Arpin at Champeaux

Paris Restaurants: Champeaux at Les Halles

In the centre of Paris, the Les Halles quarter takes its name from Les Halles, the handsome old glass-and-steel market halls by Victor Baltard that comprised the city’s main food market until it moved to suburban Rungis in...
Restaurant H, Paris

Paris Gastronomic Scene: Say Hi to Restaurant H

Located on a discreet street between the Bastille and the Place des Vosges in the Marais district, Restaurant H offers gastronomic French cuisine based on the best of seasonal products. Here, everything evokes divine taste, from...

Dining in Paris: La Tour d’Argent, a French Institution

So how do you reinvent one of the greatest gastronomic monuments in Gaul? Well, the delicate revision that began when André Terrail – son of the late Claude Terrail, the handsome bon vivant who ran the dining room...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...
Yoann Dinh and Alexandre Furtado

Paris Restaurants: Franco-Brazilian Cuisine at Bistro Paradis

If Paris has not yet become as cosmopolitan at the table as New York or London, the city has become vastly more international during the last ten years or so. Unlike the two English-speaking cities, the reason...

Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Story Behind the Legendary Paris Hotel

It has a history as rich and famous as some of its star guests and residents, yet it has also fallen on hard times, and well within living memory. The announcement in early 2012 that the Ritz Paris...
Le Moulin de la Galette

Restaurants in Montmartre: Le Moulin de la Galette

Montmartre may be one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Paris, but this affection hasn’t always translated to good eating for visitors. Now, though, one of the most famous restaurants in the area, the charming old 17th-century windmill...
La Ferme des Coûts, Vendee

On the Gourmet Trail in the Vendée

The Vendée department on France’s western seaboard is enjoying a burgeoning reputation as a must-visit region for those keen to discover a hitherto hidden side of French gastronomic culture. Now with four Michelin-starred restaurants and an abundance...
L'Inconnu restaurant

Restaurant L’Inconnu: Innovative Dining in Paris

I recently had the pleasure of dining at one of the most promising new restaurants in Paris. L’Inconnu opened its doors in November 2015 in the heart of the 7th arrondissement in Paris. From Japan...