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10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France

My latest haul. Welcome to Chow with Me, where Chowhound’s executive editor Hana Asbrink shares all of the irresistible things she...

11 November - Wine-focused

by ChowLad 10 hours ago

Some assistance would be greatly appreciated. I’ll be in Paris for one day only, Monday 11 November. Some of my initial choices of excellent classic wine focused, gastronomic, traditional are eithe...


Poor Wendell Steavenson at the Guardian

John Talbott
by John Talbott 18 hours ago

Clearly the author has not realized that Girona and Copenhagen are no longer where it's at cuisine-wise when Paris has places like Anona in the 17th, Le Cellier in the 9th and Fleur de Pave in the ...

Cafes & shops in the 14th

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 12 days ago

Bonjour! It's been six years since I was last in Paris. On that trip my boyfriend and I stayed in the 11th and I received lots of great advice on this board. We ate so well. Now we're going back fo...

Looking for Paris dinner recommendations - what's worth visiting in 2019?

by LABeam 10 days ago

We have gone to Paris 6 times in the last decade and going again in September 2019. Past favourites were Pages, Spring, Septime, Le Chateaubriand, Frenchie, L' Ami Jean, La Condesa, Pierre Sang Sig...

From Lyon to Arles via Vienne, Tournon, and Avignon: Lunches Only

by dcbbq 1 month ago

After a few days in Paris and a couple in Lyon (which I've never visited), we'll be on a June cruise down the Rhone (more places I've never visited). I'm looking for places for lunch. So far, as...

New chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee

by Giannis 5 years ago

Anyone knows who will it be? Santaigne will stay at Le Meurice and Ducasse will have both, the Plaza and the Le Meurice.


by oysterspearls 12 years ago

I am interested in any thoughts reader's may have about L'Astrance? Is it worthy of the hype?

Restaurants on Rue Montorgueil/Rue Montmartre

by martyap 10 days ago

Our hotel at the intersection of Rue Pierre Lescot and Rue Etienne Marcel is only a five minute walk to the many eateries on Rue Montorgueil and Rue Montmartre. I read through some past posts on th...


Luberon July 2019 report

by entrechathuit 7 days ago

Bistrot le 5 (menerbes). Extensive menu and interesting wine list. Particularly good are the melon appetizer and the tomatoes and burrata appetizer. Had an excellent filet of bar over ratatouille ...

Cannes/Nice Recommendations

by philip61 17 days ago

I am traveling to Cannes/Nice and I'm interested in recommendations for bars or restaurants in this location. Thanks in advance.


Suggestions Other Than French Cuisine

by martyap 7 days ago

You have helped a great deal and we have reserved a few restaurants including the traditional L'Ange 20 in the Marais and the Modern French L'apibo on Rue Tiquettone and Le Comptoir de la Gastronom...

Paris... 7 Days in Sept Part II

by davidcotyalex 7 days ago

Ok here we go .... hopefully moving a little away from the guidbooks!! Thanks to all for their prior advice .... especially Parn! All of the below have considered their menus - mostly to accomodate...

7 Days in Paris ... mostly the 2nd, 3rd and 4th

by davidcotyalex 12 days ago

So have been strolling though threads the last few days as well as encountering my babble from four years ago. Happy to announce that this trip will be our first in 20 years as just a couple!! And ...

Vegetarian in Paris - High end/tasting menus

by sobbuh 5 months ago

Hi, Looking for some feedback for an upcoming trip to Paris - lots of great discussion here, so thanks in advance for that. I’m interested in hearing about any restaurants that are partic...

Early Dinner Near Theatre du Chatelet

by martyap 10 days ago

Although I joined Chowhound in 2012 I have rarely used it. So glad I returned! The advice here is fantastic. We arrive from Amsterdam on Sunday September 15th and have tickets that evening to see ...

Celebratory dinner at a destination restaurant

by veddeshpande 17 days ago

Hello fellow CHers, My better half and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary later on this year. What I wanted to do was to fly out to somewhere in Europe and have a dining experience at...


by philip61 17 days ago

I'm staying in Bordeaux for a few days on the left bank. I'm interested in wineries, bars or restaurant recommendations. Thanks in advance.

Paris 2nd Arr Restaurants or Bars

by philip61 17 days ago

Headed back to Paris for more fantastic food. Can you give me your thoughts? Thank you.

Bonifacio / southern Corsica report

by entrechathuit 15 days ago

Restaurant version maquis citadelle: breathtaking view of the bonifacio citadelle and the mountains of Sardinia with excellent and creative food to match. Highly recommend. L’an faim: located...

Paris august closures

by raz868 18 days ago

Hi, Does anyone know if Paris by mouth will update their annual list with restaurant closures in august in Paris? Or can one assume that it's going to be more or less the same dates as last year...