Monday, July 30, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Pierre Gagnaire restaurant?

Rumour has it that Gagnaire is opening a new restaurant designed by Per Se's architect Adam Tihany. Staff at Gagnaire's eponymous three-star know something's up, but won't speak, even under the threat of torture, making me think it must be a new Parisian flagship in the wings...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Lao Siam restaurant Belleville

Salad "douce"

Pates Imperiaux

Beef Lemongrass Salad

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Sorry, crappy mobile photos again - but I was too busy eating to care. Did Krung Thep the night before, which is always fun , but full of Anglos, so tried Lao Siam , which seemed a pretty good Thai (for Paris), but still had its share of loudmouth Yankies and fake Anglos (at least three different tables out of the ten others...)

Good nems. Good "salad douce" (shrimps, grated coconut and banana flowers, fibrous but tasty..), great Thai-style chicken skewers with peanut sauce, ok beef noodles....Cheaper than Madame Shawn and Krung Thep for a similar quality food, so I'd go back

Friday, July 13, 2007

Krung Thep

Raw grey shrimp salad with red chili sauce, Softshell crab roasted in garlic, Coconut shell filled with rice, shrimp, and Thai vermicelli. Satisfying dinner, despite the fact that some Condé Nast and NYT-reading American students comprised half of the dining crowd...(Belleville! The New Undiscovered Paris!! etc etc)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

You read it here first

Enrico Bernardo (world's best somelier) takes over La Chamarré. Le Vino, as it's called will open Tuesday September 25th with lots of ex-members of the Cinq restaurant...