February 8, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants
Written in script on the menu of Sense Eat, an Italian vegetarian restaurant near Odéon, is a quote from Albert Einstein: “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, … Read More
February 8, 2017 | By David Jaggard | C'est Ironique!
For my most recent birthday, a friend gave me a bottle of a Pauillac grand cru classé from 1986. If you don’t have a friend like that, you should get one. It’s not the kind of wine that I drink … Read More
February 1, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Books
It only lasted a couple of years, but the fortnightly newspaper The Paris Metro (1976-78) left its mark on Paris’s expatriate community and spawned many talented writers, editors, photographers and graphic artists who went on to leave their own mark … Read More
February 1, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive, Restaurants
THIS RESTAURANT CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2019. Opening a quality restaurant in a train station is a fantastic idea. Three-star chef Éric Frechon has already done it with great elegance at Lazare in the Gare Saint Lazare, and now another … Read More
January 25, 2017 | By David Jaggard | C'est Ironique!
As though we didn’t have enough problems in Paris already, what with facing a cold snap, eyeing a presidential election in May and stomaching a surge in the rat population, now we have wolves roaming the streets. Or at least … Read More
January 25, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive, Exhibitions
Seeing the exhibition “The Spirit of the Bauhaus” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the next best thing to going to the famous school itself, which would, of course, be impossible, since it was shut down in 1933 after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe refused to submit to Nazi conditions, which included the dismissal of one of its professors, Wassily Kandinsky, considered a “degenerate artist.”
January 18, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive, Exhibitions
With its wealth of paintings by Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Derain, Rousseau, Picasso, etc. – many of them stellar examples of the particular artist’s work – “Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is the blockbuster exhibition of the season.
January 18, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants
French Cuisine in 14th arrondissement. Japanese chef Takayuki Nameura, like many of his compatriots, is doing great things with French cuisine in Paris.
January 18, 2017 | By Nick Hammond | Books
Yasmina Reza is best known as a playwright, with worldwide successes such as Art (1994), currently enjoying a second run on the West End London stage (a rare distinction for a living French writer), and God of Carnage (2006), which was staged both in London and on Broadway, and was made into the film Carnage by Roman Polanski in 2011. In France, however, Reza also maintains a distinguished reputation as a novelist. Her latest offering, her eighth novel, Babylone, recently won the coveted Renaudot literary prize.
January 11, 2017 | By Pierre Tran | Archive, Exhibitions
One of the most remarkable items in the exhibition on spies and espionage “Guerres Secrètes” (“Secret Wars”), currently on show at the Musée de l’Armée, is a French intelligence file on a Vietnamese man by the name of Vo Nguyen … Read More