An introduction to French Wines: Frenchie Caviste

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What about a small immersion into the world of French wines? As a gourmet, I have always had the feeling that something was missing in my culinary education because I knew zero about wines. Food and wine pairing? I had no clue.

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Hip conscious products at La Trésorerie

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The company’s intention is to sell useful and beautiful products which respect both human beings and the environment. You can find everything you need to cook, entertain friends in style, fix-up your home, relax in your bathroom and sleep well.

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Say Coucou (hello) to Yikou !

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 Yikou (pronounce “yeekoo”) has its roots both in France and China. Pierre and Chen, the two owners, are food addicts and passionate about the culinary history of their respective countries (and the other way round). They wanted to create something that would look like the two of them both in terms of decoration and food.

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Septime, take 10 !

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When Septime opened in 2011, I was among their very first customers, which is a source of immense pride to me lol! I am still wondering how I heard about them, but I remember it was much easier to get a reservation at that time!

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Frenchie London vs Frenchie Paris

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Frenchie is the success story of Gregory Marchand, a (very) nice guy who learned how to cook in England then went back to its Gallic roots and opened a mini culinary empire on rue du Nil, in the very heart of Paris. Followed by an opening in London, too.

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Don’t desert Les Déserteurs !

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On a quiet Parisian street (rue Trousseau), you will find Les déserteurs, a small and narrow restaurant which has been open since 2014. I can’t believe it took me three years to get to try it! Now “Les déserteurs” ranks high on my list of fav’ places to eat in Paris. 

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HolyBelly 5 : not just pancakes (as they say)

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Since its opening in 2013, I probably had lunch, like, 6 or 7 times at HolyBelly. It may seem little in 4 years, but given the wealth of choices in Paris with new restaurant openings every week or so, I think these figures speak for themselves: HB is one of my favorite food spots here.  

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