Monthly Archives: May 2011

La Femme Mange Afternoon Tea at Laduree & Angelina

One reason I love traveling is that when I’m a tourist, I live in an alternate universe where the foreign currency isn’t real money (thus I have to spend it all before I head home) and calories do not count … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange lunch at Bigarrade

I played hooky from French class last Thursday, ostensibly to spend time with the little sis before she leaves Paris, but more so because our friend Miss C had made lunch reservations at Bigarrade, a place she had heard much … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Tutto Italiano in Florence

I was in Florence for a quick 4 day trip last week with the kid sister. Florence and the Tuscan countryside were indeed interesting, historical and picturesque, and we had a great time catching up and sightseeing. Without the constant … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange duck confit at Chez Josephine Dumonet

Duck confit is a ubiquitous item on menus of Parisian bistros, and one of those dishes on many visitors’ to-try list, along with escargots, onion soup and macarons. Unfortunately, it often disappoints, being either too soggy or dry and stringy, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange spends an afternoon at the Marais

The Marais, with its narrow, jumbled streets interspersed with open squares, free museums and smart boutiques, is my favorite area to fritter afternoons and calories away. A few favored addresses: Breizh cafe: The girl from Penang highly recommends the caramel … Continue reading

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Le Troquet

The husband and I are on operation “Befriend Thy Neighbors” and first on our list is the Le Troquet, the restaurant on our street. To get the restaurant folks to recognize and warm up to us, it is simply not … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a fusion meal at Kitchen Galerie Bis

There comes a time when you’ve been living in Paris for a while, eating out frequently and loading up on escargots, coq au vin and steak tartare. Your palate is now a little tired from the cream sauces and rich foie gras. … Continue reading

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