The concept craze has hit Paris, and it’s not at all a bad thing. The Hôtel Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadéro (55-57 Avenue Raymond Poincare, 75116 Paris) has redone its bar in green and white to go with the garden … Read More
Reader Carol Clark writes: “I don’t know where the best croque monsieur is, but I know where the worst one is: the small Brasilia café at 36, avenue de l’Opera. It used to have the best lunches – good hot … Read More
Le Garde Robe is known for its organic and biodynamic wines, excellent charcuterie and cheese plates, and small number of rickety tables and chairs, but the king is its croque monsieur, made with Comté and jambon de Bayonne (the ham … Read More
For reader Jacqueline, the organic Boulangerie Moisan (59, rue Fondary, 75015 Paris), which has a number of shops in Paris, makes the best baguette. Click here for the full list of outlets.
“Croque monsieur? Actually, I prefer a croque madame. I rate Café M (17, rue Châteaudun, 75009 Paris),” says reader Michael Barker. Click here to send us your “best in Paris” recommendations.
The best croque monsieur in Paris? The Café le Nemours (2 pl Colette, 75001 Paris), says NPR journalist Susan Stamberg. Click here to send us your “best in Paris” recommendations.
We visited Ralph Lauren’s restaurant (173 Boulevard St Germain, 75006 Paris; tel.: 01 44 77 76 00) again this last visit and, again, it came through with consistently delicious food and exquisite surroundings and service. When I asked about their … Read More
Spring wine: One of our favorite Paris restaurants, Spring, now offers one-and-a-half-hour wine-tasting classes in English, complete with gourmet snack, on Thursday afternoons. Click here to reserve. La Cuillère d’Or: Lucie Joudiou, an apprentice chef at gourmet restaurant Laurent in … Read More
Richard Hesse, Paris Update’s regular restaurant reviewer since 2006, is leaving France this month. When we asked our readers to say au revoir to him, the response was overwhelming. You’ll find their comments below. Richard will be greatly missed by … Read More
Architect Rem Koolhaas likes to play with planes and volumes Photo: C. Eaton Architect Colin Eaton offers a rebuttal to Richard Hesse’s description of the interior of the new Paris restaurant Le Dauphin, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem … Read More