Monthly Archives: June 2011

La Femme Mange an early dinner at Chez Papa

However much disdain I have for chain restaurants, they do serve several functions. They are typically well located near touristic spots, usually affordable, can accommodate large groups without much fuss and waiting, and serve continuously throughout the day, a very … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange desserts at La Patisserie des Reves

Ex-roomie is a sweet fiend who happily substituted buttered pastries and caramels for real meals on her trip to Paris. On her last day in town, we visited La Patisserie des Reves, a place I’d been dying to visit. The … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange calamari carbonara at Thoumieux

We both had visitors last weekend and needed to find a restaurant close to home, yet also convenient for guests. Since the Eiffel Tower was also on our friends’ sightseeing list, we proposed meeting at Thoumieux for dinner before strolling … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 2 (half) bowls of noodles at Song Heng

While Asian food is seldom on my visitors’ initial food list, the request for it invariably pops up after 2 or 3 pastry filled and lard laden days in Paris. The state of Chinese restaurants in the city is somewhat … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange couscous at Chez Hamadi

What do you eat when you’re feeling under the weather? Chicken noodle soup was on the top of my list when I caught a cold last week, but after a few solid days of that, I was craving something more … Continue reading

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Chartier

Chartier was a risky choice for dinner. On the one hand, the charms of a budget meal in a venerable institution still decked out in Belle Époque decor were obvious. On the other hand, the recent dining reviews had also … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange lunch with a view at Le Jules Verne

There are several ways to go up the Eiffel Tower. You can join the snaking queue to take the elevators, opt for the shorter line for a long climb up the tower by feet, or you could, like us, head … Continue reading

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