Category | Letter from Paris

Letter from Paris: Kult, Casual Dining in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Posted on 10 April 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Inspite of its dopey name, Kult, the stylish but easygoing restaurant in the just-opened hotel Le Saint, is a welcome new option for good casual dining in… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Papillon

Posted on 14 March 2016

  By Alexander Lobrano Papillon, chef Christophe Saintagne’s new bistro in the 17th Arrondissement, brings a bracing shot of hipster energy to a very bourgeois part of Paris. From its… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: La Rotonde

Posted on 09 February 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Like most Paris brasseries, La Rotonde was founded long before people started going to restaurants for revelations. No, in those days, people went to restaurants to eat,… Continue reading »

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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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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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Letter from Paris: Benoit

Posted on 01 June 2015

By Alexander Lobrano Paris without Benoit, a wonderful old bistro on the edge of the Marais that’s been in business since 1912, would be almost as unimaginable to me as… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Auberge Bressane

Posted on 28 April 2015

  By Alexander Lobrano After a morning of musing on the question of where to go to lunch with a friend from London who loves old-fashioned French bistro cooking, the… Continue reading »

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Hexagone, Paris: The New Shape of French Gastronomy

Posted on 02 February 2015

By Alexander Lobrano There are many things to like about chef Mathieu Pacaud‘s new restaurant Hexagone in Paris. Not only does it serve some exquisitely refined contemporary French cooking that tips its… Continue reading »

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