Monthly Archives: June 2012

La Femme Mange a Cabaret dinner at Le Moulin Rouge

A year in Paris has made us as snobby and suspicious about touristic sites as the locals. We roll our eyes at the snaking line outside the Pyramid du Louvre, pooh-pooh the Eiffel Tour and would probably die of shame … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Tartines at La Cuisine de Bar

There are bakeries in Paris, and then there are Bakeries, those that command long lines and equally long magazine write-ups about their bread, the shatter factor of the crust, the creaminess of the crumb etc. Poilane is one of particular … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Udon at Sanukiya

For the past few years, Kunitoraya on Rue St Anne had monopolized Paris’ udon scene, leading to long lines outside its cramped main branch on a daily basis and the establishment of a second, chic-er offshoot. Now a worthy new … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a discounted meal at Krishna Bhavan

Paris is an expensive city to live in, and it is most apparent to us whenever we eat out during our travels to the other parts of the country and find ourselves with a bill 20-30% or even lower than … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Akelare, San Sebastian, Spain

If you only had an afternoon in San Sebastian, the sunny Spanish coastal city filled with gourmet tapas bars and more Michelin stars/capita than anywhere else in the world, where would you eat? Normally, the husband and I, on a … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 12 hours in the French Basque Country

When traveling, my family prefers to take things easy. Neighborhood strolls and café breaks tend to be as important as, and sometimes even taking precedence over monuments and museums. Even when we only had a day to tour the French … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Biarritz

The French Basque country has been on our travel list ever since we tasted our first glass of Irouleguy wine and munched on Louis Ospital’s superior charcuterie at the southwestern restaurant on our street. So on the final long weekend … Continue reading

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