Bistrot Buci Mazarine – Paris – France Visit Review: 14,6

Riche lieu rue Mazarine.

As summer approached, it was time to stock up on the last cassoulet of the season. Although, it would not scare me in the middle of August ... but I will not be in Paris in August! Small dinner alone on the terrace of this restaurant Alain Dutournier.     Classic and well made terrine of sweetbreads and hazelnuts. We feel good quality elements worked very well. A [...]
Bistrot Buci Mazarine Terrine de ris de veau

The Moose – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,6

Poutine, our friend!

Obviously nothing to do with Vladimir! But the Quebec specialty is one of the (many!) weak points of my beloved half. It melts as much as the famous cheddar that serves as the main element of this dish of the Belle Province. So I could not avoid having one day to cross the doors of one of the few Parisian establishments proposing the "thing".     At the end of a [...]

Zaoka – Paris – France Visit Review: 11

Let's be serious...

Dear restaurateur friends, a word of advice: be as afraid of positive opinions as of very negative ones. And stop running after the crazy rave. Having recently read about a restaurant at the discreet front of which I spent regularly, I thought I had to try. Result? Nothing more.     So obviously, it's an "exotic" restaurant. It therefore benefits from a priori [...]
Zaoka Fond bol de soupe

Dans les Landes – Paris – France Visit Review: 9,2

Bienvenue at Banal Landes

Sometimes I get to wonder if I would rather eat in a really "bad" restaurant than in one of those commonplace establishments that dot the streets. Archetype of the fictional restaurant with sports scarves, noisy, with disastrous lighting, anonymous service and a "traditional style" concept.   Is it a Landes tradition to offer the smallest towels imaginable? In any case, what [...]
Dans les Landes Magret aux sarments de vignes

Le Procope – Paris – France Visit Review: 11,6

So neglected

The Procope remains faithful to the disinterest that it generates. It is with an unparalleled work force that everything is combined to make an establishment that is not very suitable an unpleasant memory without being disastrous.     First of all, be crudely denied access to the floor under the pretext that all the tables would be taken, when we know the [...]
Le Procope Escalier

Les trois bonheurs – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,8

Return to the future

This is an article for old people. If you are under 30 and you consider Netflix as the Paramount of the 21st century, you will be dumped. Some Chinese restaurants are like "Return to the Future". You can remember some of the dishes that were tasted during the 1980s, in some of the factory-crafted establishments in Shenzen when it was just a small village in SEZ, while on your Walkman [...]
Les trois bonheurs Filet de boeuf

La Truffière (i) – Paris – France Visit Review: 16

Sublimation of the vegetable

There are houses whose constancy and perseverance in adversity must be commended. La Truffière had suffered a fire in 2002, which forced it to abandon its elegant fireplace (when you are kept by safety standards). It had waited years for a Michelin star, which has been significantly faster for other establishments. At the departure of Jean-Christophe Rizet, the same guide removed this [...]
La Truffière Tartelette croquante sot-l'y-laisse de près !

Juste – Paris – France Visit Review: 10,6


Calimero because I was not going to make a basic pun about the name of the restaurant. But I think after reading my article, the owners will say: it's an injustice! It is ranked high on Trip Advisor, though, as usual, some rate a fast food establishment as a real restaurant. The concept is funny : you select your dishes on a stall of fishmonger. The food is precooked and packaged in [...]
Juste Bulots

Mouffetard Saigon – Paris – France Visit Review: 13,6

Rue Mouffetard is always a neighborhood where the choice of the restaurant turns out to be a flip-flop, between the tourist traps and the extremely rare establishment that stands out. True to my reputation as a fighter of the impossible, I took my courage with both hands to find a small address at affordable prices.     As fortune favors the brave, I was not [...]
Mouffetard Saïgon Com Goi La Sen

Crabe Royal – Paris – France Visit Review: 11,6

Then I say Bravo !

Then I say Bravo, not so much for the quality of food but especially for a perfectly orchestrated marketing concept. First, you place "Royal" in your name, it immediately pretty rocks! You are settling place Madeleine, you can only be good fellowships. You take a filthy animal (the Kamchatka crab) which is an ecological disaster but with fine flesh and you sell it as the best crab in [...]
Crabe Royal Assortiment 3 pattes de crabe