Saturday, January 13, 2007

6 New Paris Restaurants

Fodor's dining correspondent Rosa Jackson highlights several new cool places to try during your next visit to the City of Lights:

Unico, best Argentinean steakhouse, 16 rue Paul-Bert, Bastille/Nation.

Ribouldingue, a new bistro near the ancient St-Julien-le-Pauvre church on the Left Bank, 10 rue St-Julien-le-Pauvre, Quartier Latin.

Boucherie Roulière, a long, narrow bistro near St. Sulpice, 24 rue des Canettes, St-Germain-des-Prés.

La Ferrandaise, a stone-walled bistro specializing in meat, near the Luxembourg Gardens, 8 rue de Vaugirard, St-Germain-des-Prés.

Le Temps au Temps, youthful Lyonnais chef Sylvain Endra works the tiny kitchen of this always-packed bistro, 13 rue Paul Bert, Bastille/Nation. (Prix fixe lunches are a real bargain.)

La Cerisaie, "Cyril Lalanne belongs to a breed of young chefs who like to cook for a privileged few." 70 bd Edgar Quinet, Montparnasse.

TRAVEL + LEISURE: Best Hot Chocolate

Topping the list in the January 2007 issue of TRAVEL + LEISURE is Angelina's in Paris: "though nouveau chocolatiers are setting up shop on every rue, none rivals this 1903 classic. The tearoom's baroque interior is a throwback to Parisian café society, and its tasty chocolat africain is so thick you can eat it with a spoon. Whipped cream is a welcome sidekick, as is the "chaser" of ice water that accompanies your pot of molten decadence. 226 Rue de Rivoli, First Arr.; 33-01/42- 60-82-00."

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Palate plans an Open Houselett

I went to a very low key New Year's Eve fête, although there were some fabulous fireworks available for the exploding. So that was fun. I am having my little open houselett here this weekend, but in the meantime I am trying to get some work done on my animation project. Nothing but problems and file incompatibilities. I am going to stop in at the Computer Science dept. tomorrow and see if there is some one who might be able to help me out with it.

Boring, I know but that is my life at the moment. Perhaps I should take a break and go to Wal-Mart to buy some napkins for the open house. That should liven things up. It is a pot luck so I have very little to do. The theme is award winning food. I believe I have told you this already. I am making a goose berry pie which won an award from the National Gooseberry Association. I am also making roasted fingerling potatoes that are award winning heirloom varieties (red, white and blue potatoes) for finger food during the screening. I am also making a cheese tray that has a variety of cheeses meats and spreads that have all won approval from the USDA.

Kisses for the new year.