How many times have you tasted a dish and wished you could go home and replicate it? Generous chefs like three Michelin-star chef Eric Frechon of Le Bristol Hotel, Paris share signature dishes with diners upon request. Here is how to recreate one of my favorite French appetizers served at his restaurant Epicure - Sologne Caviar...
A Taste of Lyon in Paris...The distinctive dishes created in the traditional kitchens of the world’s gastronomy capital Lyon, France have featured prominently in the past eight decades of culinary history. In Paris, restaurant Aux Lyonnais by Alain Ducasse celebrates the best of Lyon cuisine in a lively Art Deco bistro.
In the heart of the action off the Champs Elysées, Hotel Le Fouquet's Paris has an energetic vibe that sets the tone for a refined and fun-filled experience in the City of Light. No matter if you are in town for business and crave a much-needed signature cocktail on the terrace in the cool and hip Galerie Joy bar, or if you are playing tourist and dream of an award-winning macaroon in a slice of French heaven at restaurant Le Diane, you will be well taken care of and feel special.
One of the coolest things about Paris is that you can be steps away from important landmarks yet be located on a quiet side street. The luxury hip and trendy boutique Hotel Vernet in Paris is a hop, skip and a jump from the Arc de Triomphe but manages to keep a low profile.
Staying at Le Bristol Hotel Paris is like staying in a country estate on the outskirts of Paris, but with all the modern conveniences in place. Each space has been decorated beautifully in a traditional French style, but there is nothing typical about this charming boutique hotel in the heart of Paris.
My first day in Paris on assignment with Upscale Living Magazine is at Paris luxury Hotel Le Bristol. Its location is highly sought after, with its proximity to upmarket fashion houses and a close walk to both the Palais Royal and the famous Champs-Élysées. The 8th arrondissement has so much to offer visitors...
One of the more difficult tasks when strolling along Avenue Champs Élysées is to find a low-key restaurant with decent food at reasonable prices. Le Victory, Paris is a local brasserie and bar just off the famous retail mecca. While a far reach from Michelin-star cuisine, Le Victory serves comfort food in a traditional French atmosphere.
Today it's my 50th birthday (I don't feel a day over 49) and I just experienced the best trip in all my trips to Paris and France in my 24 years of traveling to Paris. It may have been my best travel ever, not a small revelation for a journalist who has been all over the world, but I have to admit the best trips ever were the trip down the aisle to marry Mr. Weekend In Paris and the two visits to the hospital to give birth to my wonderful sons Jack and Phil. But today, I want to share with you 50 things I love about Paris and France to commemorate my big birthday.
A Really Really Short Paris Visit by Contributor Margo Waite
When my step-son called and told us he and his girlfriend were ending their wine tour of France with a short Paris visit I was aghast. What can you do in Paris in such a limited amount of time? I’m a regular visitor to Paris and there is still so much I haven’t experienced. I should mention he’s the manager of a restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware, so food and wine are important, indeed crucial, to him.