Compagnie des Glaces, 75005

As soon as the sun comes out in Paris, I scrabble for alternatives to Amorino. Fortunately, last week, I found a new place which is worth sharing with you: La Compagnie des Glaces. Strictly speaking, it's a franchise and they currently have twelve outposts all over France - stretching from Honfleur in the north, to Pornic … Continue reading Compagnie des Glaces, 75005

Tiger Paris, 75006

Tiger opened in December 2015 and embodies the latest development in the ever-evolving Paris craft cocktail scene. We've seen a specialised whisky bar (Sherry Butt), we've seen rum (CopperBay), we've seen absinthe (Lulu White) and so it was hardly surprising to see Paris' first dedicated gin bar. There's been a boom in small-scale gin production around … Continue reading Tiger Paris, 75006

Spotlight On: Chausson au Speculoos

The croissant is so passé. My social media feeds this week (I'm looking at you in particular, Facebook) have been clogged with supposedly scandalous chatter of straight vs curved croissants. It's pure semantics. Anyone who knows their butter from their margarine knows that the croissant was not created equal. So while we wait for the online … Continue reading Spotlight On: Chausson au Speculoos

Walrus, 75010

Have you wondered where the young, hip and unshaven hang out? The answer is the Walrus. It's a welcome addition to a quartier which doesn't have much to offer besides stolen iPhones. Think I'm joking? Just spend a couple of seconds on the crossroads of boulevard Magenta, rue Maubeuge and rue de Dunkerque (near Gare du Nord) and … Continue reading Walrus, 75010

Festival des Pains de Monsieur Habhab, 75020

Just ten minutes from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, there lies a relatively unknown quarter of Paris and it feels like you have stepped into another world. We talk about Saint Germain and the Marais having a neighbourhood feel... but unless you've lived there for the last twenty years, chances are that you're seeing … Continue reading Festival des Pains de Monsieur Habhab, 75020