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The restaurant of the
Maison de l’Amérique Latine

Paris Restaurant guide

After 40 years more or less hidden inside the Maison de l’Amérique Latine (literally, House of Latin America), the building’s restaurant was given a makeover last summer, thanks to designer Pablo Reinoso and chef Thierry Vaissière has remained in charge of the food.

The new look changes everything, finally giving the wonderful food suitable surroundings. Here’s our review.

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La Table du Flow restaurant, Paris

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Le Flow is a boat moored on the Left Bank of the Seine just next to the Alexandre III bridge, easily the most beautiful in the city (and our favourite spot for watching the Bastille Day fireworks display).

The venue’s launch this summer was pushed back when the Seine rose to surprising levels (in the middle of June!) but everything’s fine now, and the boat now houses a successful concert space which can also serve as a nightclub, a rooftop terrace and a smart restaurant.

We wanted to make sure that the food wasn’t just an afterthought. As it happens, we had one of our best meals of the year!

Here’s our review.

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Passerini restaurant, Paris

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Passerini has just won the prize for Best Chef 2017 in this year’s Fooding® Awards, and as the restaurant is quick to reach from our hotels (10 minutes in a taxi), we just had to go down and sample their wonders…

Here’s our review.

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And the winners of the 2017 Fooding® awards are…

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…all on the Right Bank!

Luckily, Paris is a super compact city – it’s fast and easy to cross town and taste what the winners of this year’s Fooding awards have on offer.

As the trendiest food guide to Paris, we also love the Fooding®’s yearly paper guide, which has loads of great addresses for you to discover very near to our hotels. You’ll find the latest edition at any newspaper stand.
Et le gagnants du Fooding® 2017 sont...Anyway, here are this year’s winners, with quite a lot of Italian cuisine (we look forward to tasting some of it very soon), and the return of a 2013 winner, Katsuaki Okiyama!

Best chef: Giovanni Passerini for Restaurant Passerini
Best coming out: Christophe Saintagne for Papillon
Fooding d’amour: Mokonuts
Best sausage and mash: Les Arlots
Best interior design: Daroco
Honorary Fooding: Katsuaki Okiyama at Abri

To check out all the winners, read the article here.

The 2016 Fooding® Guide is available at newsstands (9.90€), or as a special premium edition including a food map to help you find Californian food in France. Well worth 12.90€ (here).
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Noglu gluten-free restaurant, Paris

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The annual week without gluten is coming soon in Paris (14th-20th Novembre 2016) and this month our restaurant critics follow the trend by trying out Noglu, one of the first – and best – gluten-free restaurants that opened in Paris (in 2012).

As it happens, our hotels all have gluten-free options available for breakfast too!

Here’s all the info, and our verdict on Noglu (spoiler: it was rather nice).

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L’Assiette restaurant, Paris

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In a part of town that isn’t really renowned for its great restaurants, l’Assiette is a pleasant surprise. We fell in love with a photo of the place found on the web, and if you like delicate, inventive French cuisine, especially meat dishes, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s our review.

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Margherita Restaurant, Paris

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The Pub Saint-Germain used to be a huge, touristy place opposite Odéon métro station, but it huge become a little dusty and naff over the years.

A few months ago, they closed for complete renovation and have come back with a new look (and a new name – it’s now known as « Margherita« ). And with the cool design comes a new style of cuisine – Italian!

The restaurant even boasts « In pizza we trust » on its façade. Hmm… Let’s take a closer look shall we?…

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Ralph’s, the restaurant at Ralph Lauren, Paris

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It’s on boulevard Saint-Germain, not far from our hotels, that Ralph Lauren opened his flagship store a few years back. It’s his biggest in Europe, and houses his second restaurant (the first is in New York), called Ralph’s.

We decided to make the most of the glorious summer weather and have a meal in the buildings superb shady courtyard, but is the food as smart as the brand? Here’s out review.

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Champeaux Restaurant by Alain Ducasse

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You may not know, but the centre of Paris has seen some major restyling in the last few years – huge travel hub and shopping centre Le Forum des Halles has been completely overhauled and the difference is huge (only the garden has yet to be completely finished). New boutiques and restaurants are part of the facelift, which explains the presence of smart new restaurant Champeaux.

Designed to continue the grand tradition of the Parisian brasserie (classic dishes available all day) and bring it into the 21st century, it could have been a pretentious and overpriced tourist trap with disappointing food.

But it’s not! Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse – who also helms the Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower, as well as quite a few other places – has another success on his hands!

Here’s our review.

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Les Botanistes restaurant

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You wouldn’t believe how tough it is to find a decent restaurant open on a Monday, especially one where the French cuisine is well prepared and not excessively priced, and where the staff are all super super nice. 🙂

Well we found one! Here’s our review of Les Botanistes

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