Monthly Archives: April 2012

La Femme Mange à la terrasse du Comptoir du Relais

I might never have made it to Le Comptoir du Relais if not for a football match. Le Comptoir du Relais, celebrity chef Yves Camdeborde’s uber-popular spot in St Germain de Pres, has been a restaurant on my to-go list, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a classic Brasserie meal at La Rotonde

You are never far from an eating place anywhere in Paris, but Boulevard du Montparnasse takes it to the extreme, lined with nothing but restaurants and cafes. While many of the establishments are dime-in-a-dozen places that could be situated anywhere … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange road trip versione francaise (oysters in Cancale)

Thank God for easy going travel buddies! If not, who would I drag awake at dawn (admittedly the initial sunrise watching idea wasn’t mine and dawn was sometime after 7 am on the Brittany coast) for a sunrise half hidden … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange road trip version francaise (cheese and cider in Normandy)

Long road trips necessitate pit stops: to stretch one’s legs, use the bathroom and most importantly refuel both the car and its passengers. Driving from Paris to the coast and back, we made sure to hit Normandy’s cheese towns and … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange road trip version francaise (Champagne)

“Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” (Winston Churchill) No I didn’t plan our girl’s only road trip with Sir Churchill’s (himself a great admirer of the bubbly) quote in mind, but somehow it fitted … Continue reading

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Le Femme Mange Le Cassé Noix

We ended up at Cassé Noix last Monday when our original plans fell through and we had to scramble for a last minute substitute that was preferably close to home. For a hastily made plan though, dinner was not bad … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Razor Clams and Pig Ears at La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix

The choice of where to go for a first meal after a long trans-Atlantic flight is a tricky one. Should you pick somewhere memorable to mark the beginning of the holiday, or play it by ear for the fear that … Continue reading

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