Café Figue – Paris – FRANCE – A little bit bobo

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Café Figue – Paris

One of the places I like to visit for the lunch, but also for their brunch currently. Warm welcoming, always a table available, and mainly: the chef’s ability to cook such a variety of different dishes.

 

Cafe Figue - Front Door

Café Figue – Front Door

From starters to desserts, her inspiration has no limits. It is possible to taste here a Japanese speciality, and an African one the next day. I would like to say: always well done. Continue reading

Fenocchio – Nice – FRANCE – Endless ice cream flavors

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Fenocchio – Nice

In Côte d’Azur, and specifically in Nice there is not too many restaurants we can recommend. If you cannot afford to eat in a palace, there is maybe Keisuke Matsushima. Few gems can be found and I wish to go to try them soon! I have a little place to recommend.

It may look like a tourist trap but it is not. A real ice cream maker in the heart of the old town exists. A visit to Nice cannot be complete without tasting one of their creations.

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Storefront

From vanilla to coke, chocolate to figs, or beer to Piña Colada… I believe they almost have no limits.
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Les 110 de Taillevent – Paris – FRANCE – American Summer

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Les 110 de Taillevent – Paris – FRANCE

Today I want to highlight this classic Parisian Bistro. The chefs worked on a special menu for the summer. Some iconic american food specialties are made at the finest taste and quality.

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Main Entrance

For the gourmet salad or an unforgettable burger, have a look at the pictures below.

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Le Louchébem – Paris, FRANCE – The Butcher’s restaurant

Plenty of meat

This historic restaurant does not joke with the meat quality they serve. And people know it, it is almost always full and getting a table needs a highly recommended reservation in advance.

Restaurant Front

Restaurant Front – Louchebem – Paris, FRANCE

Of course you can  try your luck to book a table the same day, or to go to  line-up to get seated, if you are patient. The reputation about this restaurant is totally justified. Even it is already packed with lot of visitors, the menu and the quality remain interesting.

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Bululú Arepera – Paris, FRANCE – A new place to discover!

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Paris is becoming more and more interesting about ethnic food. I appreciate to see this happen, and that traditional Brasserie is not the only option anymore. Bululú Arepera is a Venezuelan joint, offering the most famous local sandwich.

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Front store – Bululu

The Arepa is the traditional bread made with corn, it made and baked in house. You have choice between 7 different sandwiches between 6 and 8 euros. My favorite remain the plates served only during the weekend brunch.
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Can you still get a full Lunch in Paris for 10 euros or less ?

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What can you get today in a restaurant in exchange of a bill of 10 euros ? Can you eat healthy with this amount or are you forced to go to a fast joint ? As I eat outside almost every day, I am more and more concern about how much I spend for lunch during the day time.I want to focus on places that offer you a decent meal that won’t ruin you in Paris. Forget about the fast-food chain, it is over priced, it is not a secret. We say you get what you pay for, I can demonstrate you can get better for the same price or maybe an additional 2 or 3 euros in the worst case.

New 10 euros bill

New 10 euros bill

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Pierre Sang – Paris, FRANCE – A fun time at a gourmet place

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The day I visited this place it was not so busy, waiting time acceptable, seated next to the chef: perfect. I admit I tried to come 20 minutes before the opening hours to be sure we could have a good seat. It wasn’t a waste of time!

Store Front

Store Front

The chef is famous after showcasing in a TV show (Top Chef), he demonstrated his talent weekly. Energetic and inventive, a visit at his restaurant is always an interesting experience.

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Pizzeria Dei Cioppi – Paris, FRANCE – Real Roma in heart of Paris

Rue de Trousseau: this neighborhood is booming! Lot of new great restaurants are opening recently. And this new pizza joint is a true example of this new trend. The owners are already well know for their fine restaurant hidden in a small pathway: Caffe dei Cioppi.

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Temporary shop Front – Pizzeria Dei Cioppi

Temporary shop Front – Pizzeria Dei Cioppi

The pictures on the fantastic blog LeGrumeau seamed to be delicious, I went there to try this new place and it is now a favorite stop for me actually for a quick and affordable meal.
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LIMA – London, UK – First Michelin awarded Peruvian restaurant worldwide

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Lima was another wonderful discovery I made in London. I went there because I was craving for good ceviche.

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Storefront – Lima – London

This is an excellent place. And I just heard it is the first Peruvian restaurant to be awarded with a Michelin star in the world!
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Paon Bali – Ubud, BALI – Balinese Cuisine by you

This was one of the best moment I enjoyed during my trip in last Bali. We decided to go to try this specific course because it looked so authentic and beautiful. And now I really thiink it was !

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Cook your own lunch

They pick you up at the your hotel or apartment, the nice drivers take you to a local market where you will go to select the food you are going to cook.  We met Puspa there, which was so welcoming. Nice start. From veggies to spices, do not hesitate to ask about their specific food. Continue reading