Catégorie : Delicious!

Circus Bakery Paris

Those who know me, know that just the name of this bakery is enough to beckon me there. But as luck would have it, their baked goods are worth the treck from my corner of Paris. As I opened the door, the intoxicating scent of cinnamon engulfed me. Decadent was the word that escaped my mouth. I felt like I… Read more →

A Taco Craving Adventure

I don’t know what it was that caused my taco craving, but it was something fierce. Me, who loooooves my charming neighborhood, les Batignolles, and doesn’t often cross the city unless absolutely necessary, well… The taco craving made me do it. It took me 40 minutes and a few methods of transportation, and I found myself at the bottom of… Read more →

Tested : Private Chef At Home

I got to test having a private chef cook us a meal worthy of a luxury hotel restaurant, at home! Forget about sweating in the kitchen for hours, a chef à domicile à Paris, is THE way to WOW your guests at home. And La Belle Assiette helped me knock the socks off of my mother-in-law! I might not know… Read more →

Les Epiciers Modernes

An « Epicerie » in French is an entire concept. For some time now it has technically been the mini mart down on the corner where you can grab some milk that you forgot at the market and don’t have time to go farther. But historically, an Epicerie has been more than that. If translated literally an « épicerie » could be called a… Read more →

L’Instant : Café, Restaurant, Épicerie

I’m sitting in this new little neighborhood restaurant, grocer, café, called l’Instant. I’m enjoying a rare free moment. And no lie, « One Momemt in Time, by Whitney Houston is playing on their radio. You can’t make this up! So this lovely little spot is one of several sprouting up lately around my corner of the Batignolles : Pont Cardinet. It… Read more →

Cider and Sarrasin Crêpes Satisfaction

Guillaume, we call him the crêpe guy at the Marché des Batignolles, makes the most amazing crêpes. He sources his buckwheat flour locally to be a more eco friendly commerce, as well as to support other local commerce. Sarracuisine. Read more →

Amie Bakery : French Charm in Osterville

My grand return after a nine year absence to my hometown village on Cape Cod was well rewarded. Not only were we welcomed with open arms by so many, but I was also beyond delighted to see that the new additions made to my village have only improved the charm that graces every single facade. Amie Bakery, the new French… Read more →

Treize Au Jardin

Or as I like to call it, The New Treize! Laurel and Kajsa, the dynamic duo of 13 A Baker’s Dozen, have done it again : created another magical address. This is the rebirth of a true labor of love. They said goodbye in March (2018) to their darling cozy spot we knew and loved on rue des Saints Pères,… Read more →

Le P’tit Musset

This charming little purple decorated café has been tempting us ever since we moved to the Batignolles quarter. Well I finally went. It’s everything you could want from a French café, great food, charming atmosphere without the cliché decorum and it’s full of locals. Le P’tit Musset 132 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris Read more →

Say Fromage! Batignolles Cheese Bar : Formaticus

It was a butcher shop until recently. It probably closed because of all the competition in the Batignolles covered market. And now this lovely address with an Art Nouveau façade is a charming little cheese bar and fromagerie. Formaticus. Formaticus has fresh cheeses to take away with you and savour at home, or on a picnic; or you can snag one… Read more →

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