Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Our last dinner in Paris was at a restaurant in the quiet 14th arrondissement that has been getting good reviews ever since it opened a few years ago.  We tried to go on our last trip to Paris in January but ended up canceling because we were too cold and lazy to travel all the way to …

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A friend invited my mom and I to spend Wednesday afternoon in her quartier (area) for some serious retail therapy.  Rosemary Rodriguez who is the creative director of Thierry Mugler, had several vente-privée invites to the fashion boutiques nearby.  It was a pity then that we had to cancel our afternoon rendez-vous to allow my mom to take a …

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Dinner yesterday was at one of Paris’ “neo-bistros” – these places that keep cropping up around the city headed by young chefs who set off on their own and create a tiny restaurant with a constantly changing prix-fixe menu based on the seasons. L’Epigramme opened sometime in 2007 to great fanfare for its’ reasonably priced …

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Last night’s rain and thunderstorms brought the temperature down and we woke up to an overcast and slightly chilly day. My mom was still jetlagged and she convinced me to get up at eight. We had breakfast at a nearby cafe and walked towards Boulevard St. Germain passing all the still-shut boutiques. After a failed …

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