Friday, October 31, 2008

Rose Bakery 3

Quiet street in the arty Upper Marais. Glass fronted, industrial chic building filled with a mix of arty types, wealthy locals, cross Channel veggies and young, stylish Lolita-like waitstaff. Organic and British veggies, pastries, salads and omelets. Clean, modern vibe, and one of the greatest and friendliest food concepts around.

Rose Bakery
30 rue Debelleyme, 3rd
+33 1 49 96 54 01

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thoumieux taken over by Costes and Piege ??!

"Oui!", according to Le Fooding

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Transversal at the 104

******* NEWSFLASH Patty the Cookie says that a new outpost of Tokyo Eat will open at the 104*********


Could the toujours not announced restaurant at Paris' new 104 art centre be another outpost of the TRANSVERSAL? They have a history of integrating cutting edge art houses (Vitry, Maison Rouge), and they are doing an event for the opening of SLICK at the 104 on October 23rd, so seems a natural progression. But we won't know for sure until 2009...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sushi Shop by Cyril Lignac

Spicy tuna spring rolls, fried chicken rolls, chili crab rolls..... not bad! Lignac's greatest achievement? Or not...

Order here!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

French Love - The New (Better) Mathis

This tiny bar de nuit located on the rue de Ponthieu just behind the Champs will be the place to go before you know it (and in another year or two for the international crowd when various Condé Nast style magazines catch on eventually...). Opened a couple weeks ago by the best elements of the Hotel Costes bar (including resident DJ!) , with the benediction of Jean-Louis. Great selection of fine spirits. Funky, undecided and downright bizarre (ghostly faces in the sous-sol) in spots décor. Eclectic crowd. Coolest fumoir in Paris. It's like a friendly, professional Mathis, riding on the nouveau speakeasy trend. What's not to like? Only downside - one toilet.

French Love
37, bis rue de Ponthieu, Paris
No telephone

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Positano Urban Feline Resort?

Either Alfredo Positano has closed down, or it's diversified and opened a cat hotel.....

On another note, Et Dans Mon Coeur Il y A closed down to become the fourth outpost of the Madame Shawn Thai resto empire ..

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Coolest Place In Paris Today

Attended the opening of the new Paris art center, Le 104. Streams of people of all type and persuasion (including the entire art student population of the City of Lights) made the pilgrimage from the Stalingrad metro, past African epiceries, North African tea houses and ethnic hair salons to the former municipal funeral home now turned biggest art center in Europe. The center"s restaurant, an ephemeral affair located in the former basement stables , although serving substandard hot dogs, ham and cheese sandwiches, tepid lasagna and a small selection of drinks and beer, was actually today the hottest place to eat in the city, so much buzz there was in the air. Even along the rue d'Aubervilliers, the normally skanky bars and cafés, thronged with a new clientelle, on their way to or from the 104. Chairs of all size and form made makeshift terraces to satisy the demand. It's rare to have the opportunity to see instant gentrification in action.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Best brunch in Paris? .Lofty dining room on the upper end of the rue des Martyrs. 26€ menu with lots to eat: poached egg in chicken stock with floating salad, fruit salad with raspberries and litchi, cheese, homemade bread, "ceviche de bar", riz au lait de coco, filet de porc, Milliat juice a volonté, coffee or tea, madeleines. Friendly chef, asking if everything's allright from the window in his tiny kitchen, great place to go when the Rose is full...

Le Miroir
94 rue des Martyrs
+33 1 46 06 50 73

Friday, October 03, 2008

Au Coin des Gourmets

The best Vietnamese ravioli I've ever had?


Amok, a classic Khmer dish- curried fish with coconut milk cooked in a banana leaf