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Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris — A Snapshot In Time

In Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, he captures the spirit and soul of Paris by sharing some of its best venues, from the steps at Sacré-Cœur  at midnight, to Pont Alexandre III in still night rain.  Owen Wilson, playing Gil, an aspiring writer, asks whether Paris is most enchanting at night or during the day, […]
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Black Truffle Season In Paris

Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle.  More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over 1,000 Euros a kilo, fine restaurants share, for a short period of time this […]
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Le Temps Au Temps

Every try and ask that someone special for a date, only to be turned down again and again, with the usual excuse that they are already ‘’busy ?’’   So it was for Le Temps Au Temps, as every time I called – usually only a day or two in advance – to be told by politely […]
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L’Ecailler Du Bistrot (11eme)

When I first came to Paris, I mistakenly thought that the seafood in Paris could not match the freshness or quality of the what was available in Seattle, my hometown.  I was wrong. The Parisians take seafood seriously and the chefs bring it to an entirely different level. Oysters (huîtres), prawns (gambas), shrimp (crevette), lobster […]
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Drouant — Elegance in Paris

Situated in a quiet pocket of the Second Arrondissement in Place Gaillon, a voiturier greets you to the door at Drouant — one of the more elegant dining spots in Paris.  Antoine Westermann has made a splash with his cuisine that is built on style and finesse, and excellent service is the mark at this elegant […]
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Le Meurice

Le Meurice is one of just only seven “palace” hotels in Paris and when you walk in you will see why — its opulence, with gilded gold mirrors, massive chandeliers, and elegant staff — all make for a visit that will be truly memorable. With a clientèle that includes ambassadors, royalty, heads of state, Hollywood […]
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