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#1051 hollywood

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:43 AM

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:34 PM

Just came across this shot of "mixed vegetables" at the take-out counter at Printemps (department store) food hall.     About $12/lb.    

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

Voyager - have you been to Jaïs by any chance?

 
No.    But i see that John Talbott and Americans on Trip Advisor love it.    ^_^
 
John Talbott is completely random so I don't know that this is a negative (or a positive)  :D

Just as an aside, you all know that John only does lunches, right?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

Indeed, and often not understood by readers.    It's worth noting that most Paris bloggers only do lunches, which skews both the menu choices and costs described in their reports.   


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:47 PM

Voyager - have you been to Jaïs by any chance?

 
No.    But i see that John Talbott and Americans on Trip Advisor love it.    ^_^
 
John Talbott is completely random so I don't know that this is a negative (or a positive)  :D
Just as an aside, you all know that John only does lunches, right?

I know. That doesn't quite account for the randomness, although it does reduce relevance to me.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:46 AM

Taillevent is really quite good (again). And some decent value on the middle to high end of the wine list. Very classic food - better than my last meal at L'Ambroisie. I went slightly against my will with a friend who recommended it but had an excellent meal.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:55 AM

Terrific lunch at Yoshinori a few days ago. One of the puddings was a bit unsuccessful - strawberries in a sort of jelly but the rest was really delicious. Superb pea based starter with a mousse made of cauliflower, and a puree of the pods,

nice bit of hake, everything very accurately cooked. Small and friendly service.



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

Arrived in Paris yesterday, staying way down in the 16th/Auteuil neighborhood. After a few months in lands of no spice (Scotland and Normandy), I headed to the well-reviewed Le Pont de Sichuan. Arg, closed for August! But who knew that the area there is saturated with asian (mostly japanese) restaurants? Probably plenty of people, but not me.  Anyway, was able to find a nice enough lunch, but I need to be careful about making sure that places are open when I get a craving. 



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Posted 25 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

That area has been saturated with (mostly) cheap Japanese restaurants for more than four decades now. Where did you end up finding a nice enough lunch?

 

Le Pont de Sichuan is well-reviewed but I wasn't awed by it. "Sichuan" food in Paris has the same problems as mostly everywhere else including China. Chungking Express in the 9th churns up a very decent Chongqing hotpot. Le Grand Bol (11th) is amazingly good for such a small, unconspicuous place. Tricotin (13th, Cambodian-Chinese) remains tops for dim sum. Yunnan chefs hop all around the city for better-paid jobs so no Yunnan restaurant is very consistent here.

 

Vietnamese food can be really really good in Paris.

If you want Isaan (Lao) food that is spicy enough, head for Lao Thai on rue de Tolbiac and order a yam of any sort (transparent noodles, cuttlefish, etc.) or laap neua. 


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