Foodie

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 →

Mamma Primi – Italy in the Batignolles 

The success story of Victor, Tigrane and their somewhere north of 240 Italian collaborators have literally taken Paris by storm. Two French guys who have a major thing for Italy and Italian cuisine, opened their first restaurant in the South of France in 2015. They have not seen a wane in their popularity since. In fact it just keeps getting… Read more →

Roy René Confiseries 

A provincial brand of traditional almond sweets is almost one hundred years old as of 2017! Born in 1920, the confiserie Roy René comes straight out of the heart of Aix-en-Provence.  One of the most charming regions of France, I have been lucky to have visited it several times.  Along with olive oil, artists and lavender, this region is also known for… Read more →

French Breakfast 

The best kind of breakfast out in Paris, according to me anyway, is not the overpriced, complicated, you-need-to-reserve-a-table brunch kind. Non, it’s the roll-out-of-bed and head to your favorite café kind where you can have a café crème, à fresh croissant and a « tartine » (baguette with butter and jam). Simple. Delicious. What more do you need in the morning (in… Read more →

A Parisian Ski Lodge with a View

 Article by Frank Cierpial  Café de L’Homme is one of those cafes in Paris that you cannot miss. I have a rubric on which I rate establishments for dining out. I call it  the “Dining Out Trinity” and it is based on a line from my idol: The great Carrie Bradshaw. She said that in New York, you either looking for… Read more →

H.A.N.D.  Cafe Paris 

This past Fall, I did a fun little photo shoot with Le Bijou Parisien for my article on their trendy Parisian fashion and accessories. And while on that shoot we happened upon a darling café that I have been meaning to blog about, Hand café. H.A.N.D. stands for Have A Nice Day, which you most certainly will if you have a meal here!  Mathieu… Read more →

Born-in-Paris Beer : La Parisienne

Chéri likes to occasionally grab us a few artisan beers at the local beverage hop spots in the Batignolles. One day he came home with one so perfect it was fate : La Parisienne. A beer made by Parisians for Parisians in Paris! I’m surprised no one had thought of it sooner. The eye catching label is what pleased me… Read more →

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