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Martin bar a manger wine bar in Paris from Au Passage

Au Passage to open new wine bar

The team behind Au Passage is opening a new wine bar called Martin on Saturday night November 29. Au Passage barman Loïc (family name Martin) is leading the charge with backing from Au Passage co-owners Jean-Charles & Audrey and with menu supervision by Au Passage chef Edward Delling-Williams.

Le Chabanais from Le Chateaubriand's Inaki Aizpitarte to open in London

Aizpitarte to open Le Chabanais in London

Bloomberg reported today that Le Chateaubriand (now le Chateaubrand?) will be opening a 90 seat restaurant early next year in London’s Mayfair district. Le Chabanais, which takes its name from a brothel and is also the name of an international escort service, will be helmed by Paul Boudier, currently Iñaki

Terroirs d’Avenir

Even if you haven’t been to Terroirs d’Avenir yet, odds are you’ve still tried one of their products. Alexandre Drouard and Samuel Nahon started Terroirs d’Avenir in 2008 to bring exceptional French products from small producers to Paris restaurants, revolutionizing our city’s dining scene along the

Bombardier English pub in Paris | Paris by Mouth

The Bombardier

A hub for English culture, this pub proudly pours “real ales” from Wells & Young’s, beers in classic English styles you won’t find elsewhere in Paris. Traditional English pub fare is served at lunch and a full English breakfast is offered on weekends. With rugby

A la Bière craft beer bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

A la Bière Comme à la Bière

“Boissons vivantes & épicerie funk” announces the tagline on this small, brightly decorated storefront. Inside, you’ll find nearly 200 different bottled craft beers from Europe and North America, many kept chilled for immediate consumption. The colorful interior is cheerful and inviting, and the enthusiasm of

Bouillon Belge craft beer bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Le Bouillon Belge

Lots and lots of different beers, served inexpensively and without pretense – that’s the draw at this welcoming, convivial bar in the far reaches of Eastern Paris. The selection is predominantly Belgian, as the name would suggest, but you’ll find a handful of French and

Le Festin Nu

Hidden on the tourist-free side of the Butte Montmartre, this small bar pours well-priced beers from Italy, Scandinavia, and France in a laid-back atmosphere. The back room is set up with a projector for movie screenings and the occasional sporting event. 

Les Trois 8

Revolutionary for Paris, this shoebox-sized bar just north of the lively Oberkampf district has a lot to offer lovers of craft beer… and their natural wine-drinking friends, too. French beer is well-represented both on the eight rotating taps and in the 80 or so bottles

Bierissime craft beer shop in Paris

Bièrissime

Situated in the increasingly lively Marché Saint Quentin, this shop is home to a wide variety of French and international craft beers, with particularly good selections from Italian and English breweries. Prices are very fair, and service is as chatty (or not) as you want

raw oysters in Paris

Oysters in Paris

In a half shell, here’s everything you need to know about buying, ordering, and eating oysters in Paris.

Prodigal chefs return to cook with Passard

For two days in November, chef Alain Passard will be partnering for a series of meals with his former acolytes – chefs who worked for him at L’Arpège before moving on and gaining acclaim with their own restaurants. The list is impressive, and you’ll find the following chefs working

Patrick Roger chocolate atelier in Paris suffers a major fire

Big Fire at Patrick Roger Workshop

Purveyors of fine chocolate in Paris are suffering major losses this year. Back in February, Denise Acabo’s beloved chocolate shop L’Etoile d’Or was rocked by an explosion. Then yesterday, Patrick Roger’s atelier in Sceaux suffered a major fire. There were no (human) casualties in the fire

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Anne-Sophie Pic to open in NYC

Anne-Sophie Pic, one of a small number of chefs to possess three Michelin stars and a vagina, has been expanding in recent months at an almost Ducassian rate. In the past two years, the Valence-based chef has opened a casual restaurant called Daily Pic in

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Game on! The hunting season opens in France

The Pourcel brothers report that the official hunting season opened yesterday in France, so we can expect to see some gibier à plumes (wild birds)  turning up on restaurant menus soon, to be followed later in the season by gibier à poils (wild hare, boar and deer). An

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Tous au Restaurant festival begins in Paris

The folks at L’Express have created a handy guide to navigating this, the 5th edition of Tous au Restaurant. Just like Restaurant Week celebrations in other cities, Tous au Restaurant (September 22-28) aims to bring more people into restaurants by offering discounted meals – in this case,

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Eataly to open in Paris

Eataly in Rome Eataly, the super-sized Italian food court/store with outposts in New York, Tokyo, and Istanbul, has struck a deal to open in Paris in 2015 or 2016. In partnership with Galeries Lafayette, Eataly will open their 6ooo m2 store in the Marais (so as

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Julien Dumas succeeds Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton

The Restaurant Senderens has, with the retirement of the eponymous chef Alain Senderens, reverted to its previous incarnation: Lucas Carton. We’ve been hearing rumblings since January about Senderens retiring and passing the reigns to chef Julien Dumas. Alain Senderens, now 74 years old, made his name at the

The Broken Arm

Part concept shop, part café, the stylish space has small plates, cookies and cakes, and a tightly edited, but well-prepared, coffee menu. Coffee available to-go, as well.

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Porte 12 from André Chiang opens in the 10th

Photo from the Porte 12 Facebook page The Pourcel Brothers, Pudlo and Sophie Brissaud all announced over the weekend the arrival of Porte 12, the new restaurant signed by André Chiang. While the Singapore-based chef is certainly attached, it’s Vincent Crepel who will be running

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Ducasse re-opens Plaza Athénée as vegetarian(ish)

Le Marché d’Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Alain Ducasse, who is is often described as the “most Michelin starred chef in the world,” lost some twinkle when his eponymous restaurant at the Plaza Athénée closed last year for renovations. It will reopen on Monday with a revamped décor

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Septime alums to open new bistro in the 17th

Grébaut’s former sous-chef Marco (at right) will be opening Gare au Gorille in October Good news for people (like us) who have a hard time getting into Septime: two alums have joined forces to open a new bistro in October on the rue des Dames. Marco,

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Julien Duboué sells Dans les Landes, opens A Noste

Dans les Landes was sold in July Earlier this summer, Julien Duboué sold his easy-going tapas restaurant Dans Les Landes (included in Our Guide to the Latin Quarter) in order to open a new place near the Bourse. A Noste opened this week at 6 bis rue