L’Allénothèque

How to Improve Anglo-French Relations

7th arrondissement Bistro€€€

After hearing a rave review from a trusted foodie friend, I was eager to go to L’Allénothèque, three-star chef Yannick Alléno’s new bistro in Beaupassage, Paris‘s just-opened luxury enclave between Rue du Bac and Rue de Grenelle in the seventh … Read More

Sellae Restaurant

Italianate Dinner in Paris

13th arrondissement Bistro€€, €€€Paris Update Favorite

After Mensae, reviewed here in 2016, came Sellae, both owned by a certain Thibault Sombardier. Having loved Mensae, I was eager to try the new restaurant in his stable (he also owns Antoine) and went there recently with three friends. One of them, Luca, … Read More

Abri Soba Restaurant

Gourmet Izakaya

9th arrondissement Non-FrenchParis Update Favorite

Continuing my quest to discover Paris’s best Japanese restaurants, I followed visits to Sanjo and Hakata Choten with dinner at Abri Soba, the second restaurant of the owner of Abri, Katsuaki Okiyama, one of the most brilliant of Paris’s wave of young … Read More

Poule au Pot Restaurant

No Chicken in the Pot

1st arrondissement Bistro€€€€

I am in mourning for the old Poule au Pot, one of those historic restaurants in the Les Halles area, founded in 1935, where the market workers could satisfy their big appetites with hearty meals and where until recently you … Read More