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Eating recommendations (weekly email 27 May 2015)

A few eating recommendations in Paris. On any trip we enjoy a mix of favourite bistros, new places and sometimes jetlag takes over and we go to the closest place to where we’re staying. Often it’s surprising how good the food is in very unassuming places like Café Le Florès near our hotel. It’s a very standard […]

Posted on: 3rd Jun, 2015by frenchie Read more

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur (weekly email 3 June 2015)

Emma and Jeremy joined Mike and I in Paris for the last few days of their trip to Europe. It was Jeremy’s first visit to Paris and of course he had a few things he really wanted to see. One morning we decided to take the morning off work and be tourists with them going […]

Posted on: 3rd Jun, 2015by frenchie Read more

Truck Stop at the French Market

LAST TRUCK STOP NIGHT – FOR THE SEASON: Wednesday 20th May 5pm-9pm

Posted on: 13th Apr, 2015by frenchie Read more

La Cigale Cafe – Lunch Menu for Groups

– Available Monday to Friday from 11.30am for groups of 12 or more – Option 1 $25pp Choice of 2 Tarts (1 vegetarian & 1 meat) Green Salad Baguette French Apple Tart Tea/Coffee Option 2 $30pp Rotisserie Chicken Green Salad Baguette French Apple Tart Tea/Coffee TO BOOK    tel 3669 361 or email     […]

Posted on: 17th Feb, 2015by frenchie Read more

Paris – food on the move

This week’s about my observations regarding Paris’s answer to the food truck phenomena which began in Los Angeles about six years ago and has since swept through many places around the world including New Zealand. And, sitting alongside the food truck trend, is a huge emphasis on casual well-priced street food whether Asian inspired or […]

Posted on: 11th Jun, 2014by frenchie Read more

Paris – markets

As I’ve said before, when travelling I can’t help checking out food markets both for inspiration for our French Market and for the sheer pleasure of seeing, touching, tasting and smelling of aromas of great food and produce. On my last trip I decided to concentrate on a few covered markets in Paris. During my […]

Posted on: 4th Jun, 2014by frenchie Read more

Paris – chocolaterie and patisseries

When in Paris for about the last 5 years I’ve stayed in a very small hotel with very very small rooms on Rue du Bac just off Boulevard Saint Germain. The people running it are really nice, helpful and friendly however each time, because of the size and basicness, I wonder why I’ve booked again. […]

Posted on: 21st May, 2014by frenchie Read more

Paris – where to eat

There has been, and continues to be, renewed vigour in the Parisian bistro scene. Over the last 5-6 years many small new bistros have opened in the city. They’re often slightly off the beaten track whether that means a little out of the centre or in small side streets that can be a little difficult […]

Posted on: 14th May, 2014by frenchie Read more

Paris – time to explore

I’m nearly at the end of my trip already and as usual have been racing around our garment and accessory suppliers. The 10th arrondissement is very close to where some of our suppliers have their showrooms and I’d recently read that it’s a great area for food. Since I was nearly there it made sense […]

Posted on: 30th Apr, 2014by frenchie Read more