Owned by the only woman in France to hold three Michelin stars, La Dame de Pic offers a unique new concept. Chef Anne-Sophie Pic has teamed with Takasago perfumer, Philippe Bousseton, to create three fragrances that reflect the flavor pairings in her menus. Before being presented with menus, guests first experience the notes of a signature perfume and then carry those notes into their food choices. This is Parisian haute cuisine at its finest.
If you love Paris as I do, then The Flâneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris should be at the top of your reading list. “A flâneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through a city without apparent purpose, but is secretly attuned to the history of the place and in covert search of adventure, aesthetic, or erotic.” I suspect that you will come to love this little book as I have and that you will read it over and over again.
Terroir Parisien is Yannick Alleno’s newest offering in the Latin Quarter of Paris. With a sleek interior design and three Michelin stars, one wouldn’t expect one of the best things on the menu to be a sandwich in a bistro that prides itself on using fresh local ingredients to reimagine French classics. Yes, you read the correctly — a sandwich. But this is not any ole sandwich. No, this is a perfectly baked baguette filled with handmade veal sausage and topped with gribiche. It IS fabulous. The word is out about this bistro, so get there early or you will face a long wait at the bar, albeit martini in hand.
photo credit: Terroir Parisien