Bastille Day Tribute: The New Wine Bars of Paris

Having a glass of wine in France is like having water in the US (unless you’re in California). In fact, you’ll rarely be offered water when dining in Paris. On this Bastille Day, I thought it was fitting to finally finish my last post on Paris and write about the French tradition of wine consumption,…

Paris Markets on Display and Under Cover

Rows of ripe tomatoes, pink radishes, ginger and chanterelles beckon hungry shoppers.  Dungeness crabs occasionally move, alluding to the freshness of the nearby turbot. Or as you stroll through the market, perhaps a fresh chicken or pig’s head or feet for dinner? And to start, there’s a myriad of terrines and pates to choose from,…

The New Gardens Of Paris

For a city that was planned to attract tourists, the gardens of Paris have been a pubic display of its grandeur. The well-manicured Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries invite locals and tourists to sit and take in the breadth of the city and reflect on all that it has to offer. But there…