This guide to Parisian restaurants and gourmet shops that catered to such notable names as Degas, Monet, Proust, George Sand, the Impressionists, and many others includes charming anecdotes relating to the restaurants' history and patrons.
Restaurants of Paris
Author: Alfred A Knopf Publishing
More than one thousand illustrations complement an in-depth look at the finest restaurants of Paris, discussing house specialties, lore, price ranges, and personal recollections for dozens of outstanding eateries. Original.
Hungry for Paris
Author: Alec Lobrano, Alexander Lobrano
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
An anecdotal gourmand's tour of the finest restaurants in Paris presents a leading food writer's personal choices for the city's best culinary experiences, offering a variety of cuisines, price ranges, and locations and describing each eatery's specialties, menu choices, ambience, owners, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Recommends restaurants, cafes, tea shops, wine bars, markets, pasta shops, bakeries, cheese shops, and kitchenware stores in Paris and includes forty French recipes.
Author: Zagat Survey (Firm)
The surveyors are 36% women and 64% men. 30% are in their 20s and 30s and 70% are 40 and over. No matter the economic climate, Paris' appetite for lively dining destinations continues unabated, inspiring ever bolder ventures. For every notable closing, there's another restaurateur waiting in the wings, often joined by an expensive team of architects and designers and ZAGATSURVEY is always there to note the changes. So whether you are looking for the hippest restaurant, where to dine with celebs or find a Paris lunch bargain, the new ZAGATSURVEY 2006/07 Paris Restaurant guide rates and reviews 1,000 of the city’s best restaurants. The newest guide delivers ZAGAT’S signature comprehensive coverage, rating each restaurant on appeal, decor, service and cost.
The surveyors are 36% women and 64% men. 30% are in their 20s and 30s and 70% are 40 and over. No matter the economic climate, Paris' appetite for lively dining destinations continues unabated, inspiring ever bolder ventures. For every notable closing, there's another restaurateur waiting in the wings, often joined by an expensive team of architects and designers and ZAGATSURVEY is always there to note the changes. So whether you are looking for the hippest restaurant, where to dine with celebs or find a Paris lunch bargain, the new ZAGATSURVEY 2005 Paris Restaurant guide rates and reviews 1,000 of the city’s best restaurants. The newest guide delivers ZAGAT’S signature comprehensive coverage, rating each restaurant on appeal, decor, service and cost.
The Authentic Bistros of Paris
Author: François Thomazeau, Sylvain Ageorges, Anna Moschovakis
Publisher: New York Review of Books
There may be a bistro on every block in Paris, but distinguishing the good from the disappointing isn't so easy: these little neighborhood restaurants look alike—zinc (or wood or pewter) bar, with small dining room, daily specials on the chalkboard, husband in the kitchen, wife up front. But the 51 bistros profiled here stand apart from the others by virtue of their food, often regional dishes native to the owners' home province, and wine, often a short but well-chosen list from small vineyards with which the owner has a longstanding relationship. Some of the gems included in Authentic Bistros of Paris include: * Le Bistrot de peintre, frequented by artists and gallery owners, with a façade that is considered the most beautiful example of the Modern style in Paris * The exquisite La Palette, with its incomparable terrace and celebrity clientele, from Pablo Picasso to Catherine Deneuve * The picturesque La Tartine, “the most-photographed bar in Paris” * Le Petit fer a cheval, where more than 20 select small-label wines are offered, and served to patrons seated on recycled metro benches or at the horseshoe-shaped antique bar * Chez Georges, the archetypical Latin Quarter wine bar, frequented by a convivial mélange of old-timers, students, and locals. This discriminating little guide offers an endless source of charming and unpretentious places to enjoy a morning coffee, savor a memorable meal, or sip an afternoon aperitif in the most authentic Parisian settings. Sumptuous color photographs throughout.
Best Restaurants in Paris
Author: Best Restaurants LLC, Richard Brault
Publisher: Best Restaurants
"The Best Restaurants Series" books are comprehensive guides to dining in some of the world's most popular tourist cities. Written by native food writers, each guide provides tours of the establishments and a photograph of the interior. The talent behind the restaurants is also acknowledged, as head chef and owner or manager is named and pictured.
Pudlo Paris, 2007-2008
Author: Gilles Pudlowski, Simon Beaver
Publisher: New York Review of Books
One of Paris' best kept secrets - the revered French Le Pudlo guide to restaurants, gourmet shops, cafes and bars - available in English for the first time in its 14-year history Created by France's most respected food writer and critic, Gilles Pudlowski, Le Pudlo is relied upon by discerning Parisiennes as the most informed, sophisticated and up-to-date guide published today. Organized by arrondissement, the guide lists and describes almost 1,000 restaurants, starting with the Grands Tables - the paragons of the capital's culinary scene - followed by literate and illuminating descriptions of hundreds of the most attractive and appealing restaurants in each neighborhood of Paris. Mr. Pudlowski uses a simple one to three plate award, and a cracked plate for those establishments that have failed to maintain previous standards. Restaurants that give unusually good value for the price are also noted. Le Pudlo also includes brief listings for hundreds of rendez-vous - almost 300 bars, pubs, wine bars, tea salons, and caf's. And - a priceless bonus for the culinary traveler - each arrondissement includes a listing of specialty gourmet shops, by type, selling: Bread and Baked Goods, Pastries, Wine, Tea, Coffee, Candy and Sweets, Chocolate, Cheese, Charcuterie, Ice Cream, Prepared Foods, Fine Groceries, Regional Products, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Cutlery, and Tabletop Items - almost 300 in all. Each review in Le Pudlo is updated and rewritten annually by Mr. Pudlowski and a very small team of trusted professionals. The Little Bookroom will continue to be Le Pudlo's English publisher worldwide for upcoming editions.
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.
A Taste of Paris
Author: David Downie
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs. Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette’s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.
Looks at the social, political, and intellectual history of dining out, food culture, and gastronomy in Paris.