Paris

Restaurant Frederic Simonin, photo by Francis Amiand By Alexander Lobrano After a very long train ride back to Paris from Munich, volcanic eruption oblige, it was a delight to go to dinner at the new Frederic Simonin restaurant near the Place des Ternes in 17th arrondissement the other night. Not

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

Fabrics in Little Africa in Paris. In this city of haute couture, you can find designer fabrics by the meter in many posh stores in well-heeled districts about town. But if you want a bargain, or just something edgy, you should go to the fabric markets. The main fabric market,

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

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

Shakespeare and Company, Paris. Photo by Dena Timm. The best English-language bookshops in Paris, Vienna and Lucerne … By Richard West PARIS Shakespeare & Co. (37, rue de Bucherie): Surely the most well-known bookshop in Europe, founded in 1951 by the now-in-his-90's, George Whitman, who still describes the three sprawling

  If you're a Europhile, as I am, you've probably been cringing as the dollar is again sinking lower and lower against the almighty euro. One euro was worth $1.45 this morning, which has effectively made moderately priced European hotels very expensive and vaulted deluxe hotels into the stratosphere. But