Explore The Charming Back Streets Of Paris From Hôtel De Nell

Opting for boutique charm over grandiose luxury
May 12, 2015 11:00 am

Call me crazy, but I prefer to stay in back-street boutique hotels in Paris, rather than grandiose former palaces. There’s something so edifying about emerging through the glass doors of a minimalist lobby onto a quiet street, then subtly blending in with Parisians on their way to work or to a café. It makes me feel like this extraordinary city is my home away from home, if only for a few days. That’s the feeling I had at Hôtel de Nell. 

The Chefs From New York City Restaurant Contra Are Taking Over Our Instagram

Fabian and Jeremiah head to Paris for the weekend
Mar 6, 2015 2:00 pm

Contra has established itself as one of New York City’s most ambitious restaurants since opening in late 2013. The small, bare-bones restaurant serves an affordable prix fixe menu of rotating dishes inspired by local produce as well as the chefs’ backgrounds and cooking experience. Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone are the two guys behind the Lower East Side project. Perhaps most impressively, both chefs are still in their twenties. And they’re taking over our Instagram account during their weekend trip to Paris.

Are Parisians Ready For The Meat Sweats? Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz Says Oui.

The Beast is open for business in the Marais
Dec 10, 2014 4:30 pm

The Beast is not only the name of this trend-setting barbecue restaurant on a quiet “shoe block” in the northern section of the Marais in Paris. It’s the name pitmaster-owner Thomas Abramowicz has given the 4,000 pound, Texas-built wood-fired J&R rotisserie smoker the month-old barbecue pit is build around. And he's putting it to use.

The Hollywood Meet Cute That Led To The Redesign Of Paris Restaurant Frenchie

Corsican knives, vintage lighting, contemporary art
Dec 10, 2014 3:00 pm

The story of how Frenchie became one of Paris's hardest reservations is now fairly well known. Six years ago, Gregory Marchand, who'd cooked at restaurants for Jamie Oliver in London and Danny Meyer in New York, returned to his homeland to open his own place. He made it happen on a shoestring budget on a dreary street called the Rue du Nil, in a former restaurant whose kitchen was walled off save for a hole in the wall from which Marchand would peer out in those early days, assessing how diners were responding to his ambitious, market-driven cooking. This summer, it all changed.

Blue Ribbon Boss Eric Bromberg Shows Us Around Paris And The South Of France

This is how you do Le Sud
Dec 10, 2014 10:00 am

Bruce and Eric Bromberg are two of New York City's most recognized restaurateurs, having launched their Blue Ribbon restaurant empire over two decades ago. The brothers' flagship SoHo restaurant — originally and still full of French influences — was instrumental in helping usher in an era of downtown, late-night dining in the city. The Brombergs have always had a close connection with France. Eric wrote in to Food Republic to discuss his latest trip to France, which consisted primarily of visiting southern regions.

Jody Williams Dishes On Buvette NYC vs. Buvette Paris

The transcontinental chef compares her two Buvettes
Dec 9, 2014 10:00 am

Buvette chef Jody Williams, a California native, spent six years working her way through kitchens in Italy before returning to New York to open Buvette in 2011, the West Village’s very first gastrothèque. Two years later she opened in Paris. Here's the tale of the tape between the two unique spaces.

This Parisian Chocolate Shop Actually Makes Its Own Chocolate. Incroyable!

From 'bean to bar' La Manufacture changed the game
Dec 8, 2014 12:00 pm

France has long had a reputation for excellent chocolate. But, most of the chocolate sold in France is actually produced elsewhere, such as Belgium or Switzerland, then transformed by fondeurs — melters of chocolate — into truffles, ganaches, pralines and so on. Enter La Manufacture, the first bean-to-bar chocolate shop in Paris.

Ludo Lefebvre: ‘It’s Good To Be In France!’

Editors sit down with the chef on native terroir
Dec 8, 2014 10:00 am

"Black and white will always be a good combination for dress. And I think French food will always be a good combination for chefs. Definitely." That's Ludo Lefebvre, the French chef turned LA wunderkind turned US celeb chef, back in Paris, where he sat down with us at the hot new spot Caffe Stern to talk about French cuisine in 2014 and beyond.


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