Thursday, November 24, 2011

Boco - ready-to-go Gourmet food

"Neo-bio" is the term that the owners of this establishment have coined to describe their concept. 100% organic and with Michelin-starred chef's recipes coming together to make for a show-stopping meal.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Fotos - L'As Du Fallafel

If you're a fan of felafels then you need to head down to L'As Du Fallafel in the Marais neighborhood of Paris. I had been hearing about this place since I moved here but hadn't had to time to try for myself.
So about two weeks ago I happened to be in the neighborhood and I went to sample their famous felafel. I found out that dozens of other people had the same idea and the line stretched down the block. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to spare so I didn't get a chance to try it out.

Then last Sunday I finally got my chance to go back. The line was just as long as the time before but we decided to see what the hype was all about. We got in line and someone came by to take our order. It took about 25 minutes until we got the the takeout window and they made our falafel right in front of us.

I can see why people wait so long. The felafel was very good and very filling. My wife and I shared one and it was a good snack. I want to try their shawarma. Yumm.

L'As Du Fallafel
34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 PARIS 04, France

Agrandir le plan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Under my Umbrella

I'm sure someone will correct me and tell me I just haven't been looking in the right place but frankly when I was in Italy I had the impression that the artists who worked with their hands in traditional occupations could be found just about everywhere, a feeling that I don't always get in Paris. So when I come across an ebenist (someone who works with wood to create furniture), Cordonnier (a shoemaker though none today make shoes as far as I can tell), an eguiseur de couteaux (a knife sharpener),  I am awestruck and fascinated. These are metiers (occupations), that are not quite as prevalent as they once were.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Foto: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Paris

Feels Like Home in Paris Friday Foto
Christmas in Paris is full of lights and displays, Christmas markets, hot wine and more. Every year the Paris department stores try to outdo themselves (and each other), with designer displays or mechanical creations to delight shoppers and passersby.

The best time to really get a good look at these displays is at night when the streets are clear and the shoppers have retired to their beds.

Here is one of the windows of the Gallery Lafayette Christmas display on Boulevard Haussman.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Voyage of flavors - Le Bistrot Voyageur

A new place pops up and you have to ask, will it be good or not? Do you wait for someone to review it and get back to you or will you try it out yourself and take your chances? Well I watched as this place was born. Saw the work going on and then beheld the attractive interior - though from outside. So I of course wanted to try it out. But I just didn't have the time.
Brick de chèvre frais

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Many churches of Paris: Val de Grâce

A visit to Paris is not complete without a trip to some of its best known churches both for their architecture and their historical significance: Sacre Coeur (in the 18th), Notre-Dame (in the 4th) or Sainte Chapelle (in the 1st) to name a few. But how many of you know of a little bijou in the 5th? Today's Tuesday Tidbit comes from Monique Wells of Discover Paris!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Wanderings - Biking Burgundy

Today's Wednesday Wanderings was written by Kelly Page of Page in Paris. Join her as she recounts her peaceful journey though the picturesque vineyards and backroads of Burgundy's wine country.

Burgundy is a beautiful place to see by train or car, but to fully immerse yourself in the small villages and fall colors, grab a bike for the best seat in town and and ride through the middle of the vines.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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