Letter from Paris

By Alexander Lobrano Arriving at Desvouges on a chilly autumn night with Bruno, we were both cranky and hungry. You won’t be surprised to hear that he wearies of being my most reliable guinea pig, but after a couples-therapy session – ah oui, happens to us all — we needed

By Alexander Lobrano Obsessively interested in good food, I always have the makings of at least one or two good meals on hand at home so that as someone who travels often, I never end up being forced to call out for a mediocre pizza or Indian food of unknown

Yesterday, it was with a mixture of excitement and apprehension that I met friends at the newly opened and much anticipated Spring, chef Daniel Rose’s superb looking restaurant in the rue Bailleul. I’ve missed Rose’s cooking ever since he closed his little place in the rue de la Tour d’Auvergne

The legendary view from the equally legendary La Tour d'Argent in Paris. Walking to lunch at La Tour d'Argent from the Metro station at Maubert-Mutualite, I found myself so lost in thought that this post might never have seen the light of day if a strong-armed and quick-witted old lady

Ralph's, Paris. by Alexander Lobrano Ralph’s, Paris: An American in Paris If I lunched there several times a few weeks ago, and generally found the food to be much better than expected (with the exception of the worst frites I've ever eaten in France), it took a trip to New

L'Ogre. L'Ogre Though the location across the street from the exasperating (this building is much too big and it's impossible to find the entrance) round Maison de Radio in the 16th arrondissement isn't very convenient, there's still a lot to like about L'Ogre, a friendly and very lively modern bistro

Alexander Lobrano Though it took forever to get to L'Agrume, which is an address that completely flummoxes anyone who's as committed to traveling by mass transit as I am, the dinner I had there last night was, as they've been saying here in France for a very longtime, well worth

A table at Chez Maitre Paul. Chez Maitre Paul and Chez Catherine Reviewed By Alexander Lobrano Though most of my meals during any given week in Paris are in new restaurants, I make it a point to regularly revisit places I included in Hungry for Paris and also to check

Dinner with Alexander Lobrano (above) in Paris. Our own Alexander Lobrano, former European correspondent for Gourmet and the author of Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City's Best 102 Restaurants, has started the Paris Supper Club with his colleague Wendy Lynn, founder of The Paris Kitchen blog. They

A Bona Fide Bistro and A Promising Newcomer La Cave Beauvau. Staring out at the fog shrouding the runways in Zurich airport, I just realized that I'd been daydreaming about the dinner that I had last night at La Cave Beauvau for the last twenty minutes. Why? It was a