Category | Letter from Paris

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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Letter from Paris: Les Poulettes Batignolles

Posted on 15 December 2014

By Alexander Lobrano After working for twelve years in Barcelona, Parisian-born chef Ludovic Dubois, son of the distinguished fromagere Martine Dubois, has returned to Paris and opened Les Poulettes Batignolles…. Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: California Dreaming

Posted on 14 October 2014

By Alexander Lobrano I am very much looking forward to my California book tour from October 16 to October 24, and I really hope I’ll have the pleasure of meeting… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Chardenoux

Posted on 22 September 2014

By Alexander Lobrano Chardenoux has always been a very good bistro. This is saying a lot, too, since it’s also one of the very rare restaurants with which I’ve had… Continue reading »

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