Category | Letter from Paris

Restaurant Passerini, Paris | The Best New Italian Restaurant in Europe

Posted on 23 August 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Restaurant Passerini, which occupies a spare but handsomely renovated former cafe in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris near the Marche d’Aligre, one of my very favorite Paris… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: L’Assiette

Posted on 14 June 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Chef David Rathgeber’s restaurant L’Assiette is not only the best bistro in Montparnasse, but one of the best bistros in Paris. Why? I’ll let the chef himself… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Les Arlots

Posted on 15 May 2016

By Aexander Lobrano So there are two things you need to know right away about Les Arlots, an excellent new bistro near the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first is that… Continue reading »

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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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