“Ditch the Eiffel Tower Selfies!” Your Un-Touristy Guide to Crushing your stay During the Olympics in Paris

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All the Parisians I’ve spoken too are leaving town during the Paris Olympics, leaving behind the city of love for the army’s of sports fans, champagne quaffing VIPs and hard working olympic volunteers & athletes. The tourist traps, scams and disneyfication of Paris is in full flow, prices have been boosted and quality of life … Read more

“We whistled la vie en Rose as we left” – Aux Crus de Bourgogne, Paris: Restaurant Review

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Having dined in restaurants across the globe, I can confidently say that Aux Crus de Bourgogne isn’t merely a meal; it’s a journey back to the golden age of Parisian dining. Tucked away just off the iconic Rue Montorgueil (a personal favorite), this family-run establishment, founded in 1932, is a time capsule for classic Burgundian … Read more

The Art of Street Drinking in Paris: A Chef’s Guide to Parisian Outdoor “Apéro” Culture

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Ah, Paris in summer. The sun kisses the Seine, laughter spills from sidewalk cafés, and the aroma of freshly baked bread mingles with something a bit more…spirited. That’s right fellow foodies, it’s street apéro season! Forget stuffy bars and overpriced cocktails. Parisians know that the real magic happens outdoors, with a chilled bottle of wine, … Read more

Eating Out with Kids in Paris: A Family-Friendly Guide

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In the vibrant heart of the City of Lights, where love and gastronomy intertwine, lies plenty of hidden gems for families seeking extraordinary culinary adventures. Contrary to its reputation as a romantic haven and a gourmand’s paradise, Paris embraces the magic of family dining with open arms. I’m Chef Tris, and I’ve lived in Paris … Read more

Celebrating the Fête du Pain: A Culinary Review of the Paris Bread Festival

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Every spring, Paris celebrates the art of baking with the Fête du Pain, set against the backdrop of the still under renovation Notre Dame. While the towering spires of this historic cathedral are no longer shrouded in scaffolds, the square before it is limited due to the continued restorations. Nothing stopping the french transform it … Read more

Unlock the French Dining Code: 7 Secrets to Eating Like a Local in France

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Ever wonder how the French turn every meal into an event to remember? It’s no secret that dining in France is an art form, characterised by a blend of tradition, precision, and a touch of je ne sais quoi. I’m Chef Tris. I trained as a chef here in France and have lived here for … Read more

Unveiling the Essence of French Dining Culture: More Than Just a Meal

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To sit at the opulent table of the French, whose dining culture transcends the simple act of eating and evolves into a revered art form is an experience I hope you indulge in many times in your life. This article will lead you down the road to enjoy the art de la table like the … Read more

The Insider’s Guide: How to Choose the Right Food Tour That Satisfies Every Time

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Today, I’m a food tour guide, before I was a chef who’s diced through the culinary capitals and a traveler who’s tasted the tapestry of global cuisines. I understand the allure and the pitfalls of choosing the perfect food tour. This guide isn’t just a menu of options; it’s a curated selection of insights to … Read more

Beyond Wine: A Beer Geeks Guide to Paris Craft Beer Scene

I often remind my french friends, I’m British and before everyone became a craft beer enthusiast, real ale ran through my viens. Google Maps ranks me as one of the top 1% of beer bar reviewers in the world and I have drank great beer on the 4 continents I have traveled too. However, when … Read more