30 March 2019

Music art


Wall art on a Pigalle street corner announces live music inside.

A musical fête



Uplifting performances. Beautiful costuming. Talented cast.

All songs in English with French subtitles

Director / choreographer: Stephen Mear

Behind-the-scenes
April newsletter


Théâtre Marigny Paris


Photo images courtesy of Théatre Marigny
(click to enlarge)

29 March 2019

Fashionably


Celebrating friendship with my "fashionista" press group at a favorite point de rendez-vous.

Le Lobby Restaurant
Peninsula Hotel
19 Avenue Kléber 75116

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See my write-up
LiLi at the Peninsula
 Scroll to:
California Dreamin': A Paris Restaurant Marathon

27 March 2019

Mi casa, tu casa





A demonstration / tasting at Le Cordon Bleu, this time with celebrity chef sensation Enrique Olvera on the publication of his new book, Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook.

Olvera has single handedly redefined Mexican cuisine. His Mexico City restaurant Pujol is high on The World's 50 Top Restaurants list, as well as my list when we visit Valle de Guadalupe, the Napa Valley of Mexico.

More photos and book review
April newsletter

25 March 2019

A wine, a cheese


Exquisite French cheeses with what else? Exquisite French wines.

Legrand Filles et Fils
 Galerie Vivienne 75002

- elevated tables and counter seating; tastings -


18 March 2019

Soup's on








From creamy veloutés using winter vegetables to a fish soup brimming with textures and a Vietnamese grilled eggplant hot pot - not to mention my own minestrones (grazie Aunt Maria in Rome) and unstoppable soupe à l'oignon, just ask my French in-laws - there's enough chill left in the air to make soup the hottest thing since the return of bone broth.

[More soups (plus where to find them; recipes) in April newsletter]

16 March 2019

Thigh high


A.k.a. the Fontaine du Gros-Caillou, the neo-classical Fontaine de Mars shows the mythical figures of Mars and the goddess Hygieia.

15 March 2019

14 March 2019

Day trip: "The mill! The mill!"


A secret artists' enclave; an extraordinary magical place where composers and screen writers come to work in a tranquil country setting surrounded by natural beauty. As romantic as it gets.

Le Moulin d'Andé 
Normandy

[the table d'hôte and B&B will turn a day visit into a weekend, or more]

Above: the moulin from François Truffaut film, "Jules et Jim"

9 March 2019

Cinnabliss


The new bun on the block is unmistakably British:
delectable cinnamon knots at a boulangerie-pastry café on a narrow street in the Latin Quarter.



Below: a fresh batch gets a quick egg brush and ready for the oven


Circus Bakery
63 rue Galande 75005

6 March 2019

End of The Week


Paris Fashion Week started with the loss of perhaps fashion's biggest icon, Karl Lagerfeld, and ended yesterday.

- Behind the scenes -
March newsletter
Nouveautés

Photo image courtesy of Danielle
(click to enlarge)

Springing


A blossoming tree near a square signals that spring is on course.

5 March 2019

Seafood stall


Oysters, shrimps, scallops and hot wine share a stall in Montmartre.

[Update: thanks to chef Yves Camdeborde for "getting" my tongue-in-cheek take on 3/2 post "Bistronomy" a now over-used term - bistro + gastronomy - that came about thanks to him. See 10/2017 post Flying pig]

4 March 2019

Calderesque


Plenty of time left to catch the Calder-Picasso exhibition.

Ends August 25, 2019

Hôtel Salé
5 rue de Thorigny 75003

2 March 2019

Bistronomy


Bistro + economy:
The rapport qualité-prix at this popular relative newcomer near the butte (see post A bouillon in Pigalle) is one of the best in the city.



Above: leeks vinaigrette with crushed hazelnuts entrée; bistro staple boeuf bourguignon on bed of coquillettes; thinly-sliced rare roast beef frites maison for lunch


Below: packed at night as well



Bouillon Pigalle
22 boulevard de Clichy 75018

- No reservations -
Service continu from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.  every day