Chef Christophe Pélé sold and left Bigarrade in early 2012. Chef Yasuhiro Kanayama is running things now, to much acclaim.
An old-fashioned bistro, open every day.
The mood goes from picnic to party as the day progresses at this pavillion in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Small plates, straightforward plats du jour and drinks.
The baguette here finished 10th in the 2011 Grand Prix de la Baguette.
Following similar events in New York, San Francisco and other cities, Paris will be hosting its very own Cupcake Camp this week on July 4.
What’s a Cupcake Camp? An excuse to gorge yourself on sprinkles, basically. Local cupcake makers including Berko, Synie’s Cupcakes, Chloé S., Cupcakes & Co., and Little Miss Cupcake will be sharing sweets and baking tips, and participants will be tasting and voting for the winning cupcakes in categories like Most Patriotic cupcake, Cupcake with the Most Unusual Ingredient, etc.
- July 3 (Saturday) at La Dernière Goutte: Tasting of Côte Rôtie with winemaker Stéphane Ogier. Before the tasting, be sure to watch this fun video from David Turecamo that profiles the character of both Ogier and his wine. From 11am-7pm at 6 rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006.
Paid Tastings, Classes & Wine Events
- July 1 (Thursday) at Spring Boutique: Tasting of four “picnic” wines: Sorelle Bronca Prosecco, Colin Morey St Aubin Blanc, Vacheron Sancerre Rose, Clusel Coteaux Lyonnais. €5 for two six ounce glasses or €10 for all four glasses. From 5-9pm at 52 rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001.
- July 1 (Thursday) at Ô Chateau: Wine and cheese lunch at 12pm (€75), French Wine Introductory at 3pm (€30), Grand Crus Tasting at 5pm (€95) and Champagne Cruise on the Seine River at 6:30pm (€95). All events (except the river cruise) at 52 rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001.