Category Archives: Quoi de Neuf

Wild Mushrooms In Paris

This is the time of year for fresh wild mushrooms in Paris.  The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs. Share on Facebook
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Beaujolais Festival In Paris

On November 20, Parisians and the world celebrate the arrival of 2013′s Beaujolais by uncorking the season’s fresh and juicy crop. Restaurants, cafes, bars and brasseries all share in the celebration. Some of our favorite places to join in the celebration include Willie’s Wine Bar, Gallopin, Le Select, Au Pied de Cochon and La Chaumette. Share […]
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Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris during this holiday, preparation is key, as you need to plan ahead and order your […]
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Halloween In Paris

Halloween remains a novelty in Paris.  Except for chocolate shops, few stores decorate for the holiday.  Pumpkins are for eating, not carving Jack-O-Lanterns, though if you don’t mind spending 15 or so Euros for a medium-sized pumpkin (gigantic by French standards), you can find some pumpkins at the marché or in some pumpkin patches out in […]
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Salon du Chocolate — Paris

From October 29 to November  32 this premier chocolate festival at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate.   Celebrating its 20th year, all of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition is held everyday from 11 am-7 pm. Special events include from the finest […]
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Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
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