Category | Food & Drink

Letter from Paris: Alec Lobrano’s Ten Favorite Meals of 2015

Posted on 05 January 2016

  By Alexander Lobrano On the eve of a new year, please receive this post as an expression of my gratitude for the huge privilege of good health, lots of… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: At Mensae, Belleville Goes Gastro

Posted on 07 December 2015

By Alexander Lobrano When I asked chef Kevin d’Andréa why he and business partner and fellow chef Thibault Sombardier had chosen the Belleville district of Paris as the location for their… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: La Bourse et la Vie

Posted on 05 October 2015

Story & photos by Alexander Lobrano This past summer I wrote a happy piece for the Wall Street Journal about the quickening bistro revival in Paris. Since then the trend has gained even more… Continue reading »

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A Lust for Twenty Five Lusk

Posted on 28 September 2015

by Monique Burns Diners should know at least three things about Twenty Five Lusk. The first is that the five-year-old restaurant is one of San Francisco’s finest and trendiest.  The… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Le Bon Saint Pourçain

Posted on 16 September 2015

By Alexander Lobrano In Paris, the assiduously institutionalized exultation of the city’s past poses the same sort of risk as the sugar water in a bee trap. Like many people… Continue reading »

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Grated Expectations: The Parmesan of Parma, Italy

Posted on 24 August 2015

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano, YouTube clip courtesy Walks of Italy) Overshadowed by Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence, Parma hasn’t found its way to many… Continue reading »

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Piperade: Basque Country in California

Posted on 18 August 2015

By Monique Burns You don’t hear much about Basque restaurants in the U.S.  Determined Internet searches turn up no more than 50 or 60 of note in our entire country. … Continue reading »

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Le Colonial San Francisco: Elegant Dining in Bygone Vietnam

Posted on 06 July 2015

By Monique Burns There’s a little corner of Old Vietnam in the center of San Francisco, just steps from Union Square.  It’s called Le Colonial, and it will transport you… Continue reading »

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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana: Peru Beside the Bay

Posted on 28 June 2015

By Monique Burns If you thought you couldn’t find a good Peruvian restaurant in our hemisphere, book a ticket to San Francisco and a table at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana. … Continue reading »

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Restaurant ANZU: The Fun of Fusion Dining

Posted on 16 June 2015

By Monique Burns Like any great city, San Francisco has its fair share of fine-dining establishments.  A major port, the West Coast version of Ellis Island, it’s especially well-endowed in… Continue reading »

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