Food, glorious food

The food in France is incroyable. The French love their food and wine and meals are an experience. I can think of no where I am more well suited. There is so much to be discovered. As much as I adore cooking, and the markets are absolutely wonderful, its also lovely to go out and experience the wealth of restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes that Paris has to offer.

In attempt to keep track of the numerous and simply divine places we’ve eaten or had a drink in Paris, and to keep them firmly in memory, I thought it was about time I wrote some of them down. Also helpful for when friends visit or ask for a recommendation since I never seem to remember them.

One of our favorites is Pétrus (12, place du Maréchal Juin – Paris 17ème). Its upscale, traditional french in a modern brasserie. The atmosphere isn’t particularly charming in my opinion, but the food is always incredible and the service is fantastic. It is a bit on the pricier side (58.00 € on average for three-courses), but never disappoints. I particularly love the seafood, oysters to start when they are available and the cod) and the steak is the best we’ve had in Paris. The peppercorn sauce is moorish, as are the crisp frites. You also don’t want to miss the mille-feuille, their speciality. Although it is tempting to finish every last delicious bite, it is tremendous, so it is definitely one to share. The tarte citron, as well as the Mi-cuit au chocolat Guananja are also divine. They are always happy to split desserts for you, which is especially helpful if the person you’re with doesn’t like ‘sharing’ dessert, or if you just can’t make up your mind!