Category Archives: Restaurants

The Mother of All Falafels

For years I’d heard about L’As du Fallafel over in the Marais (a popular French district), but it took me forever to get my butt over there. MAN, am I ever glad I finally did… These guys don’t mess around … Continue reading

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The Croque Madame, Part Deux – A.K.A. The Little Croque That Couldn’t

You might recall me singing the praises of the Croque Madame and stating that not all “croques” are created equal? Well, here’s a perfect example: I was wandering around in the 3rd (arrondissement), when I passed by Café Charlot, a very … Continue reading

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Sushi, Je T’aime !

During my previous visits to Paris, I must admit that I have been reluctant to try the sushi. Living in California and feasting on first-rate sushi over the years has left me spoiled, to say the least. However, during this … Continue reading

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Ristorante La Pentolaccia

La Pentolaccia is a gem of a restaurant located right in the heart of Rome. As it was recommended to me by the staff of the Marcella Royal Hotel, where I’m staying, I was a little leary, since hotels often have agreements to promote certain establishments over others. … Continue reading

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Les Deux Magots

I’ll never forget my first encounter with Les Deux Magots Restaurant. It was last year and I was meeting the friend of a colleague for coffee in the 6th arrondissement. I met her in front of the St. Germain Church. … Continue reading

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Comme à la Maision

I found this cute little hideaway because of the positive reviews they received for hot chocolate online. And although their hot chocolate wasn’t as earth-shattering as I had hoped, the place still has a lot of charm. It’s a small … Continue reading

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Le Paname

Le Paname is just a stone’s throw away from Les Halles shopping center, in the 1st arrondissement. The many times I’ve walked past this restaurant, I have been intrigued by their mellow ambiance at night and their many specials advertised … Continue reading

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