Monthly Archives: March 2014

Le Bon Georges

It’s all about the bon produits at Le Bon Georges: beef from Alexandre Polmard, sustainable seafood from small-scale fishermen, market fresh veg from Joël Thibault, and vins de propriétés. The menu changes each day at this brand new, but classically beautiful bistro.

MandooBar

A twelve seat, one man dumpling making operation. The menu is short and sweet: two tartares, two dumplings, a bean sprout salad, and rice. The great pleasure is watching the care and precision of the chef as each item is made à minute before your

La Carotte de Créances

Notes: These carrots can only be grown in and around eight villages close to the Créances basin which is on the west coast of the Contentin peninsula in Normandy. The carrots are grown close to the sea in long, narrow fields (strips really) called mielles.

Much Ado About Munster: Cheese Names Do Matter

There are a lot of inflammatory stories in the media about how Europe is trying to bully the US in trade talks into “giving back” its cheese names. Should producers in Vermont be able to name their cheese after a French or Italian village? Are

Cafe Chilango taqueria in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Café Chilango

Practical information Address: 82 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9) Hours: Closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch, Thursday-Saturday for lunch & dinner, and Sunday for brunch Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 47 00 78 95 Average price for lunch:

Délices du Palais

Antonio Teixeira won first prize in the 2014 and 1998 Grand Prix de la Baguette. He’ll be keeping the Elysées Palace in bread all year long. His pastries have won multiple prizes, too.

2014 Winner for Paris’ Best Baguette

For the second year in a row, the winner of the Best Baguette in Paris competition comes from the 14th arrondissement. Congratulations to Antonio Teixeira from the Délices du Palais for placing first in the annual Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de

Genin & Ducasse to Open Left Bank Chocolate Shops

We used to say that “it’s impossible to be a top chocolatier and not have a shop in Saint-Germain. Except for Jacques Genin in the Marais.” That was later amended to add Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse when it opened near Bastille. And now both of these outliers

Yannick Alleno to Cook in Swimming Pool

Well, not exactly… but the Michelin starred chef will moving in when the Molitor swimming pool reopens next Spring as a splashy (sorry) new hotel. The Art Deco landmark near the Bois de Boulogne will be transformed into a hotel with all 124 rooms (hopefully

Edible Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter gets a bad rap from those who only know the tourist-clogged rues de la Huchette or Pot de Fer. If you haven’t been back in a few years, you’ve missed the food and wine renaissance that’s taken place amid the Roman and

Coutume & Lomi Trophy at Coffee Championships

One of the best things about last weekend’s Salon Success Food, other than the name itself, was the French Coffee Championship competition that was part of it. BBS (which stands for Barista Bartender Solutions, a name that just screams Success Food) took home both 1st

Alexander Lobrano

Alexander Lobrano is the Consulting Features Editor for Paris by Mouth. Alec was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until it closed in 2009, and has written about food and travel for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, and