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French Restaurant

Bonjour, foodies, and wine enthusiasts! Are you wondering what to eat and drink in Paris? Where to dine on authentic French food, savor steak frites, and explore ney – indulge in the wonders of French wine? To take advantage of the exquisite Paris Brest dessert or the delights of coq au vin in charming bistros. Embark on food tours to uncover the city’s culinary secrets and sample praline cream creations that exemplify French pastry expertise.

From the elegant ambiance of Paris Michelin-starred restaurants to the casual joy of eating lunch at Les Deux Magots, each bite embodies the art of French cooking. Pair your meals with exquisite French wines and white wine to elevate your dining experience. With the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop, embrace the culinary delights that make Paris food famous worldwide.

Let’s dive in and discover the mouthwatering magic that awaits you in Paris!

photo courtesy of L’Ambroisie

Traditional French Cuisine at L’Ambroisie Restaurant

If you’re eager to indulge in classic French cuisine for the first time at a classic café, look no further than L’Ambroisie. It’s a culinary gem that promises classic French dishes for your sweet tooth. From scrumptious scaloppine, hot chocolate, and succulent sea bass to the luxurious touch of caviar, their menu is a treat for your taste buds. And, oh, don’t miss out on their mouthwatering parfait, fruity cake, and sinfully delicious hot chocolate cake!

At L’Ambroisie, the culinary delights are complemented by an exquisite wine bar, offering a carefully curated selection at the champagne region. You can also opt for sparkling wine or bourbon’s smooth warmth. Try their great frappes or savor the richness of excellent tea for a refreshing twist.

The ambiance is as delightful as the onion soup, with a tastefully decorated dining room that exudes elegance and charm. Being a Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Ambroisie is truly an exceptional destination with world-class chefs and famous food. 

photo courtesy of Le Comptoir

Le Comptoir du Relais

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Left Bank Paris, this elegant bistro boasts Art Deco intricacies and a charming terrace that spills onto the bustling Carrefour de l’Odéon. The prime location attracts a diverse crowd, ranging from the literary and artistic elite of Saint-Germain to the trendsetting youth, all eager to savor the chef’s refined take on delicious Southwestern food.

Camdeborde crafts a culinary experience of the highest caliber through his meticulously curated menu. Dishes include:

  • The exquisite porcini mushroom foie gras.

  • Delectable brandade.

  • Succulent deboned pork feet gratin.

  • A refreshing chilled aromatic broth adorned with wild strawberries and watermelon.

The hotel’s enchanting decor and management are overseen by Camdeborde’s wife, setting the stage for the legendary breakfast that’s reserved exclusively for guests doing food tours.

For those seeking a broader culinary adventure, it offers an array of wine bars, best restaurants, and classic cafés. Exploring neighborhoods like Le Marais and Les Halles reveals a world of French food, often crafted using organic flour and delicate puff pastry. Indulge in culinary delights like confit de canard or the renowned steak frites while moon-shaped croissants, cheese plates, and exquisite chantilly cream present further temptations.

With its iconic landmarks like Notre Dame, Paris seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Delight in a café crème accompanied by a buttery sauce or a refreshing glass of wine, either from a local bar or through immersive wine tastings. The city’s culinary scene reflects its vibrant spirit, where raw meat and fresh produce find harmony and raw beef is transformed into gastronomic artistry.

Whether you’re savoring a fine dining experience, enjoying a simple Parisian bistro treat, or relishing the timeless pleasure of a moon-shaped croissant, the culinary offerings in Paris today continue to captivate the senses while visiting Paris.

From classic recipes’ historical roots to Paris food’s dynamic evolution, every bite is an ode to the city’s street food and fine dining.

Photo courtesy of Dans le Noir Paris

Dans le Noir restaurant

Since its establishment in 2004, Dans le Noir restaurant has captivated diners with its unique and thought-provoking concept. Once inside, you leave behind the familiar world of light and embark on a journey that challenges your perceptions and heightens your senses, all while surrounded by the ambiance of the Eiffel Tower and the essence of French culture.

The restaurant’s claim to fame is its creative and responsible gastronomic cuisine, served in total darkness. You surrender to the unknown when you step inside, guided by unexpected hosts who lead you through the darkness with skill and grace.

This novel approach to dining allows you to reevaluate your relationship with the best steak frites or even a fried egg, engaging your senses in ways you never imagined. As you navigate the darkness, the roles are reversed, and you become guided and advised by the insightful hosts, adding a touch of intimacy and warmth to your plate of fried potatoes.

The menu is a delightful surprise as you discover flavors and textures in a new light, or the lack thereof. Each dish becomes an enigma to be solved as you rely on taste, smell, and touch to decipher the culinary wonders before you, including classic dishes like French onion soup, strip steak, almond flour, and foie gras.

It’s an experience that takes you on a sensory adventure, questioning the boundaries between perception and reality. Whether you seek to challenge your palate or embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure, Dans le Noir offers a sensory and profoundly human experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for the world of flavors in the dark.

Wine Tasting

Do you want to eat lunch and immerse your senses in a symphony of flavors and aromas around the Eiffel Tower? Here, we savor the artistry and passion poured into every glass, elevating your appreciation for the finer notes in life.

Photo courtsey of Les Caves du Louvre

Les Caves du Louvre

If you are ready to indulge in the enchanting world of wines and cheeses, a private tasting class at the historic Caves du Louvre is an experience you won’t miss! 

After you eat in Paris, this experience will take you back to the 18th century when the sommelier of King Louis XV once crafted wines fit for royalty. These exquisite wine cellars are open to the public, inviting you to savor the best of the French capital.

In the company of a passionate bilingual Paris food guide, you’ll be guided through a delightful selection of 10 wines, including five whites and five reds. You will awaken your taste buds and learn the art of proper tasting, perfectly complemented by an array of traditional French cheeses like the iconic:

  • Roquefort

  • The velvety Brie

  • The fresh and creamy goat’s cheese.

This tasting class is the perfect fit if you’ve been searching for a unique way to embrace French culture and flavors. The small group setting ensures a personalized journey, where you’ll receive expert commentary from the sommelier, adding an extra layer of charm to your time at Les Caves du Louvre.

You can join in every Thursday at 11:30 am for this unforgettable adventure. Remember, you must be 18 or over to participate. 

Vinosfera Paris

Vinosfera, the oldest cellar in Paris, is a true wine lover’s haven. It’s nestled in the city’s historic heart, offering an unforgettable tasting experience. With its ancient charm and storied past, the ambiance feels like a journey through time. The diverse selection of wines caters to every palate, and expert sommeliers guide you through the tasting adventure. 

Sip and savor the finest vintages as you soak in the cellar’s historical significance. Vinosfera is a must-visit destination where wine enthusiasts can revel in the rich flavors and embrace the captivating legacy of Parisian winemaking.

Experience the essence of food in Paris, where classic dishes like French onion soup, café crème, and foie gras embrace the rich tapestry of French culture when you visit Paris. Immerse yourself in the street food scene, relishing iconic treats like pain au chocolat, whipped cream, a dozen oysters, and French fries. Indulge in hot chocolate and salted butter caramel as you discover Paris’s most famous food.

In our next update, we will review Ô Chateau wine bar. You will embrace the magic of a French toast and indulge in its mouthwatering offerings of the most famous food. Bon appétit!

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