Letter from Paris

I have to admit that my immediate reaction when I first laid eyes on Le Temps des Cerises in the rue de la Cerisaie in the Marais was wariness. There was just no way any restaurant with a setting as winsomely pretty and well-preserved as this little 18th century house

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

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

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

L'Avant Comptoir. Photo by Alexander Lobrano. We are thrilled to welcome Alexander Lobrano, Gourmet magazine's European correspondent from 1999 until its recent closing, as a regular contributor. Lobrano has written for almost every major food and travel magazine since he became an American in Paris in 1986. He is the