Here are Boulud’s favorite Paris go-tos.
① Epicure by Chef Eric Frechon
Boulud describes head chef Eric Frechon, who was awarded the honorary Meilleur Ouvrier de France title, as “a very creative chef who presents a cuisine rooted in French tradition.” From langoustines to veal sweetbreads, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the [ . . . ] More: Daniel Boulud’s Guide to Paris | Tasting Table
“I don’t really trust supermarkets to sell good regional products,” said Hélène Feuillebois, a lifelong Paris resident. “I would rather go to a cheese or charcuterie shop or outdoor farmers’ market. I don’t find it that much more expensive, and those extra two euros really are worth it. I only ever consume those [supermarket] products at other people’s dinner parties, so I guess some people don’t mind buying them.”
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The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889 which celebrated the first centenary of the French Revolution. Its construction in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, was a real technical and architectural performance.
The picnic was a technical achievement as well, as we ate the lunch portion near the base of the Eiffel, and the leftovers for dinner at a small park near Pont Neuf.
On my last day in Paris, I was met by my partner Trish (The Travelphile) — who took all the photos in this post — and we had a delightful afternoon simply enjoying the city’s hottest new spot: the pedestrianized embankment of the Seine. [ . . . ]
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