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Restaurants in France sue for negative comments

Lawsuits and threats for negative reviews

Update December 16 Following his (really very) negative review of Le Verre Volé sur Mer, writer Aaron Ayscough (Not Drinking Poison in Paris) received this comment from chef Laurent Julien: your gonna review only soups restaurants after you cross my way motherfucker.You need a good reminder of

Yam'Tcha steamed buns bao brioche vapeur December 2014 from Adeline Grattard | Paris by Mouth

Hot buns from Yam’Tcha’s Adeline Grattard

While their gastronomic restaurant prepares to move to a new location in the new year, the folks at Yam’Tcha are using their space at 4 rue Sauval to sell boxes of bao, or steamed buns, to go. Adeline Grattard’s Franco-Chinois take on les brioches vapeur

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

Growlers for Paris Beer Geeks

If you like tap beer but want to drink it in the privacy of your home, you’ll be happy to learn that La Fine Mousse has started a growler program. They’re selling the refillable 2-liter jugs for 20€ and a fill from any of their 20

Dorie Greenspan Becomes America’s Sweetheart (again)

Dorie Greenspan’s long-awaited book about French comfort baking was released this week, and the culinary guru (who we’re proud to call a contributing editor) hit the road for a book tour that would make authors half her age reach for their Red Bull. 

The Beast BBQ in Paris | Paris by Mouth

The Beast is Born: Texas BBQ in Paris

Last night in Paris, a Frenchman opened an authentic BBQ joint. His name is Thomas Abramowicz and his restaurant The Beast is the culmination of a year spent training and tracking down everything he would need (meat, wood, Bourbon) to open the first authentic smokehouse

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

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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

Pasteurized Cheese Recalls in the U.S.

Just in time to ruin Labor Day barbecues in America, Kraft recalled over 7,500 cases of “pasteurized prepared cheese product” Kraft Singles due to storage temperature concerns. This is the third such recall this year for the company including a Velveeta, cheese stuffed hotdog and cottage cheese mishaps. Good thing it wasn’t raw milk…

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Café des Abattoirs in The New York Times

Café des Abattoirs (75001) Lindsey Tramuta reported on Café des Abattoirs in the Times this week, calling it a “modern grill-meets-Lyonnaise bouchon” run by the Rostang sisters who “uphold their father’s penchant for simple dishes prepared with top-tier ingredients, in a family-friendly environment that has a whiff of nostalgia… Despite

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Pietro from Retro’Bottega opens a new wine Squatt

Squatt (75011) Looking for an antidote to the ubiquitous Nicolas chain? Aaron Ayscough suggests the brand new “junkyardy wine shop and épicerie” from Pietro Russano, the owner of Retro’Bottega, which is “stuffed with unusual French and Italian selections, not to mention sincere personality… The selection is a 30% – 70% split between

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Lobrano loves the new Cantonese LiLi

LiLi (75016) Alexander Lobrano thinks this brand new Cantonese restaurant will be one of the biggest hits of the rentrée with “an extravagant but carefully edited program of temptations that debuts with dim sum, including the juicy Shanghai style soup dumplings below and also other more