Bertrand & Théo’s World’s Best 50 Restaurant is still a fun little charmer, but it is also still one of Paris’ toughest rez. The set menus highlight seasonal products, the natural wines are extraordinary, the staff are professional yet friendly.
I’m here at 4am with chef friends after work who can’t resist sharing a meal at an all-night brasserie with charcuterie, foie gras, onion soup, escargots, seafood towers, sole meunière, roasted chicken, cote de boeuf steaks, frites, and cheese platters. It is so magical, it is like being in a movie.
Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana (L’Astrance, L’Arpège) & Katia Levha’s pretty bistrot gets its culinary cues from their backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Think suckling pig, spicy Thai basil clams, and duck baked in brioche. A la carte tapas menus encourage sharing, and wines are all-natural.
Marie Jo’s pretty Moroccan restaurant may feel luxe, but it’s a casual oasis to lounge for hours eating family-style tagines, couscous, grilled merguez sausages dipped into Mont d’Or fondue and drinking bottles of natural wine.
Gregory Marchand’s lively wine bar across the street from Frenchie is on a walk-in basis and serves smaller portions of the flagship’s dishes. Diners drink wines, listen to fantastic playlists, socialize around communal farmhouse tables and watch the kitchen team at work.
Stéphane Jego’s unconventional high-energy restaurant by the Eiffel Tower is a perennial favorite for its gut-busting portions of nose-to-tail comfort food. Wear your fat pants. Jego’s mission is to feed you like nobody’s business…and you can’t say no to the rice pudding.
The Country Club is that rare spot that truly only locals know about for the food and drink in sophisticated surroundings – and oh yes, the Saturday drag brunches.
Exquisite Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Expertly Prepared. Southern fare with a sophisticated yet simple approach: fabulous food in a comfortably posh environment plated, and served without an ounce of pretentiousness. Carrollton Market is a thoroughly […]
Issac & Amanda Toups’ friendly Cajun restaurant represents Issac’s family’s 300+ years of deep-rooted Louisiana traditions and fine dining experience in Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans kitchens.
A must-visit local spot for visitors to eat Chef Martha Wiggins’ cooking & drink fantastic craft cocktails in the French Quarter.
Don’t let the throngs of tourists keep you from experiencing these beignets & cafe au lait in the French Quarter… you just need to know how the locals do it.
It is impossible to sum up New Orleans in a word, but there is one backyard party in the 9th Ward where you can experience a sum of the city’s best parts: culture, food, music, wine & good times.