10 septembre 2015 § Poster un commentaire
The first Rose Bakery that has opened in the left Bank of Paris is at la Maison Rouge, a contemporary art gallery located near Quai de la Râpée in the 12th arrondissement. I already wrote an article about Rose Bakery last December, you can find it here. The particularity of this RB is the bright space and and the proximity with the art installations. You literally have the impression to eat inside the museum while playing table soccer. The decor of the restaurant changes three times per year, maybe it will be different to my pictures at your next visit!
For vegetarians, Rose Bakery is a top spot as many dishes on the menus are suitable for them. Contrary to the other addresses, it is very calm as few people know there is a RB here. Perfect for a quiet week end brunch on the rive droite if you want to avoid the crowd!
Where? 10 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
Article written in collaboration with Museeum.Net
31 août 2015 § Poster un commentaire
For those following me on Instagram & Facebook, I am also writing articles in the TASTE section of the amazing e-mag MUSEEUM. Behind this project, Julia Tarasyuk and Lina Kobeissi, who are bringing a visit to the museum to a whole new level through the 5 senses. Did you know that you could play table foot at la Maison Rouge after a photography exposition? Or have you ever heard of the secret terrass near the Grand Palais?
17 août 2015 § Poster un commentaire
As I have time this summer, I am trying recipes I had kept on my list. You can already guess, there are mostly desserts. I look a lot on Deliciously Ella’s blog, a truly inspiring british blogger who shares healthy and easy recipes. Easy is in bold, because cooking should be simple and without any fuss. The simpler, the better. Plus it is summer, the best time for eating sweet blueberries and strawberries, which means time for granola and fruit pie!
I also baked a chocolate cake with a really strange ingredient. Hervé, in his blog proposes a recipe without butter and sugar, replacing them with a magic ingredient … Zucchini ! The final result is a really moist chocolate cake without any taste of the veggie. This is the most incredible recipe I have tried so far – easy and delicious. Sprinkle cacao nibs and some cocoa powder on top, it will taste even more better. Recipe here (in french).
If you are not a very good cook like me, these two blogs will help you reconcile with cooking. Enjoy !
9 août 2015 § 6 Commentaires
Do you remember when I was talking about the exquisite pastries at Honor Café, rue Saint Honoré? They are from Broken Biscuits a tiny little coffee/cake shop in the dead end street Passage Rochebrune. Cakes and pastries are freshly baked here everyday by Christine O’Sullivan who was a contestant in the Irish MasterChef.
The muffin carrot cake and the lemon pavot are beyond what you usually expect from these pastries, they are completely addictive! I don’t like lemon but Christine’s version is rich and mega moist. You can also have breakfast with a bowl of granola or lunch with quiches and sandwiches. I will try them for sure on my next visits!
If it is too far for you, you can always enjoy the pastries at Honor Café, Loustic & Fondation coffee shops. As it is a really tiny inside, try to avoid rush times.
Where? 10, Passage Rochebrune – Paris 75011
6 août 2015 § 1 commentaire
August is the best month for visiting museums in Paris. It is very calm and there are always interesting exhibitions. Grace wrote an article recently about the young Chinese artist Tianzhuo Chen, whose works are currently shown at Palais de Tokyo. What awaits you is far from the usual calligraphies and delicate porcelain vase you expect from Asian art: Tianzhuo Chen is rather a contemporary artist, tackling various themes such as drugs, sex and rave universe with kitsch, pop and surprising installation. I did not take any pictures as it was dark but I let your imagination work.
If this is too brutal for you, maybe the smoked glasses by the french artist Patrick Neu will please you more or the dark-aquatic installation by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot. There is something to suit all taste at Palais de Tokyo.
The souvenir shop of Palais de Tokyo is certainly one of the best in Paris: they have a huge selection of edgy magazines and they sell items from the italian Toiletpaper. Do not forget to bring some coins to have your face portrayed in the vintage Fotoautomat.
I definitely love August in Paris as it is empty and you feel like a tourist. Enjoy before the Rentrée!
Where? 13, Avenue du Président Wilson – Paris 75116, website here. Closed every Tuesday.
5 août 2015 § 6 Commentaires
« Apéro » is the French equivalent of an afterwork with wine, cheese and ham. It is not a meal – rather a goûter for adult because of alcohol. Apéro is the best moment to discover typical french food: fromage (cheese), saucisson (ham) with a loaf of bread. If you want to have an apéro « dans les règles de l’art », I recommend you Inaro, a place where I bring visiting friends who enjoy drinking wine and are not afraid of strong cheese and spicy ham. Located few steps away from Place de la République, you will find stools or comfy chairs in the back of the bar which can accomodate groups of several people. « Lire la suite »
5 août 2015 § 4 Commentaires
Buvette is a wine bar, restaurant, or simply a « gastrothèque » – a more appropriate term for naming such place opened all day long, from Breakfast to dinner. When I don’t want to search for a place, Buvette remains a safe bet in my repertoire. On the menu, good wine, little dishes to share and for cocktails, the Bee’s Knee’s which was unforgettable. For food, if you have friends hating veggies, they will change their mind after trying the roasted Choux de Brussels served with walnuts. When it comes to dessert, I can’t resist taking the creamy, fluffy and crazy chocolate-y Mousse au chocolat.
Behind Buvette – Pigalle hides the New York chef Jody Williams who already opened a Buvette in Greenwich Village. I have not yet been to that location but I heard that the food is exactly the same, maybe at the exception of some wine and the coffee, which comes from the local french roaster l’Arbre a Café.
For Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail or brunch, WHERE? In the trendy South Pigalle, 28, rue Henry Monnier – Paris 75009