The third date took place on an island called Panarea. It was a place I had never heard of before and that I would never forget after. We had met at a dinner in an old time favorite called Chez George (1 Rue du mail, 75002). It’s the kind of no-bullshit French restaurant with loads […]

One of the most overrated French clichés is probably their coffee obsession. With their love for refined cuisine I’m always surprised to see them flush away their wonderful lunches with coffee that tastes a lot like warm brown water with 2 big spoons of white sugar on the bottom of their little cups. Until recently […]

On the corner of rue des Commines and rue Froissart, somewhere between rue de Bretagne (3eme) and blvd. Beaumarchais (11eme), Mary-Celeste has become the new hotspot of the Northern Marais. A vibrant place for its large variety of clients that come in packs of wonderful multi-nationals, a charming place for its effortless style and bright […]

Everything seems right, purposely by accident. Colours, shapes, materials, the smell, the faces, tunes, napkins, tiles, menu, prices, products, dishes, glasses, the street view or the olive green vintage Burberry trench elegantly hanging on a Danish looking piece of furniture. As I enjoy the smooth voice of a British waiter talking about season veggies with […]

One reason why we are talking food and restaurants so much is that even to us Parisians the choice of restaurants in the city seems endless. According to The Paris Gigest (?) the city counts 8.000 restaurants. The well is indeed endless. And although a bottomless well creates a sense of richness – the jar […]

One of the things I love most about the Parisian culture are the “spontaneous” dinner parties at people’s homes. Our agenda’s might be full of apero’s, vernissages, parties, presentations, birthdays etc. but most of the time we leave the office saying “J’ai un diner”. What more do we need than catching up with friends at […]

Although everyone agrees that Parisian charm comes from Parisian stubbornness at keeping things the way they are, it’s such a great thing that some of Australia’s best has come to Paris. I’m talking fresh juices, and home delivered s’il vous plait. I tested Bob’s cold press, situated in the 11th, not too far from where […]