After being so anxious and stressed about starting my new stage, my first week passed by without too many glitches. It was a bit crazy and there was some yelling, but so far I get a vibe about this place. Continue reading →
So, why did I come to the states so suddenly? My sister is getting married! The wedding is next fall, but there’s so much planning to do my family thought it would be nice to have me around to help out. I don’t know how much help I was in the end, but I’m convincing myself that just my presence was of great moral support. Continue reading →
One of my favorite restaurants to take visitors in Paris is Breizh Cafe. It captures all the best and quintessential French qualities in one place. Breizh is located in the Marais, which is one of the most dynamic and vibrant districts in Paris. They make crepes (very French) with the best ingredients (Bordier butter, debated to be one of the best beurres of France). They’re open on the weekend (but closed Monday and Tuesday) and the service is quite friendly (both rare finds in Paris!).
Tartes Kluger has been on my restaurant list for quite some time. I first read about it in Le Fooding, a French publication about restaurants and food. The food’s concept: simple and organic, and the restaurant’s atmosphere: casual with communal tables and take away, struck me more as New York Sunday brunch than Paris, that I was intrigued. This place indeed oozes more American with its minimal wooden decor and cluster of food magazines, but the Parisian staff and ingredients along with a view of the tiny rue du Forez keeps this place grounded in France.