Best Baguette

May 4, 2010 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

BEST BAGUETTE Djibril Bodian, who works at Le Grenier à Pain Abbesses (38, rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris; tel.: 01 42 23 85 36), has been honored a the maker of the best baguette in Paris. The 33-year-old baker, who … Read More

VEGR

February 9, 2010 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

LE FAST FOOD GAINING GROUND All is not well in the French food-service industry, A recent study by the research group NPD showed that the cut in value-added tax in restaurants last July from 19.5 percent to 5.5 percent has … Read More

Seine Dining Scene

July 28, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

SEINE DINING SCENEParisians always scoff at the dinner boats plying the Seine because the prices are high and the quality of the food supposedly not up to snuff. A new entrant on the Seine scene, Paris en Scène, may change … Read More

Cheaper Eats?

June 23, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

CHEAPER EATS? It’s official: value-added tax for restaurant meals in France will drop from 19.6 percent to 5.5 percent on July 1. The new rate does not apply to alcoholic beverages. It remains to be seen whether restaurant owners, whose … Read More

In the Pink

June 9, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

IN THE PINKAfter a lot of foot-dragging, on June 8, the European Union abandoned plans to issue a regulation that would have allowed the production of rosé wine by coloring white wine with red. There had been, shall we say, … Read More

So Where Did They Eat?

June 9, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

SO WHERE DID THEY EAT?Just in case you were wondering, Barack and Michelle Obama ate at the “traditional” bistro La Fontaine de Mars in Paris’s 7th arrondissement last week. A private room for 40 people had been booked, but only … Read More

Wine Madness

May 12, 2009 | By Richard Hesse | What's New Eat & Drink

WINE MADNESS Wine madnessThe Revue du Vin de France is organizing its annual binge drinking weekend in the Palais Brogniart (the former Paris Bourse), May 16-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Métro Bourse – don’t drive). All the wine regions are represented, … Read More