Paris is the perfect place for food lovers. I was blown away by the variety and quality of the food we had. One of my discoveries was canelé, a pastry flavored with rum and vanilla, that was incredibly tasty. But not only the sweets were great, also most of the other food we’ve encountered. Here are my favorite places from my weekend in Paris.
We found this gem on our first night when we explored our hotel’s neighborhood in Le Marais. The casual bistro offers a variety of tapas gastronomiques made with seasonal and fresh ingredients as well as very good organic wine. We had the grilled octopus, lomo iberico (dry-cured pork loin), beetroot carpaccio, veal tartare with oyster mushrooms, shrimps with andouille de Guémené (a French pork sausage) as well as the cheese platter and melon salad for dessert. The combination of ingredients and flavors was unique and everything (except the melon salad which we didn’t dig) tasted phenomenal.
26 rue saint paul
I’ve seen photos of the cute panda cappuccinos from Coffee Spoune on Instagram, so we had to check it out for ourselves. This little place is great for coffee, brunch and breakfast. I really liked the cozy interior with the beautifully tiled floor and book shelf in the back of the room that also stores some games (such as Dream Phone = childhood flashback! Who else used to play?). We had breakfast that included coffee, fresh orange juice, bread, cheese, ham and eggs. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I will definitely come back next time!
36 Rue Saint-Sébastien
La Maison du Dim Sum
I looove dim sum. Unfortunately it’s something that hasn’t made it to Zurich yet. Reason enough to try our luck in Paris. We googled for restaurants and found La Maison du Dim Sum which seemed liked a good place to give in to our cravings. We were really hungry after an adventurous day in Disneyland and ordered a bunch of steamed dim sum and a wakame salad. We ended up with a gigantic tower of bamboo baskets on our table and a waiter that looked at us like we completely lost it. To his surprise we finished the whole thing in record time. Booyah!
Maison du Dim Sum
4 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
For our last night we went to Le Dôme an established brasserie in Montparnasse famous for seafood. We had oysters and salmon tartare for starters and the bouillabaisse for main course. The food and service were both top-notch. Unfortunately, we were so full after the main course that we didn’t get to try the homemade millefeuille (cream slice) which is the speciality of the house. Next time we’ll make sure to leave room for dessert.
108 Boulevard du Montparnasse
What are your favorite spots to eat in Paris? Any tips where to go next time?