Passage 53, Paris

February 14, 2017

Passage 53 opened under chef Shinichi Sato in 2009. It was awarded a Michelin star in 2010 and a second in 2011. Luc and Laetitia joined Linda and me for dinner there on January 20, 2017.

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Sur Mesure, Paris 2

February 7, 2017

When Linda and I dined at Sur Mesure in 2013,  I  summed up in my blogpost: “I did not write “excellent” after each dish as that would be boringly repetitive; they were all excellent with no exceptions.” So we were looking forward to a fine meal when Joëlle joined us at Sur Mesure for dinner on January 19, 2017. 

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Akrame, Paris 3

January 31, 2017

We really enjoyed Akrame in its temporary facilities last May. Since then, that location, just north of the Place de la Madeleine,  has become the restaurant’s permanent spot. So Linda and I were looking forward to an interesting and excellent meal when we returned to Akrame for dinner on January 17, 2017.

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Laurent, Paris

January 24, 2017

On January 16, 2017, Luc joined Linda and me for dinner at Laurent. Once a hunting lodge, Laurent was restored in 1842 as part of the embellishment of the Champs-Elysées. Under Napoléon III it was an officers’ mess. It continues as a venerable Parisian institution and sports a Michelin star.

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For over fifteen years La Bastide Saint-Antoine was one of our favorite restaurants, but it changed as it grew and the level of cuisine and inventiveness that we had enjoyed for many lunches gradually altered.  We stopped going; there were many new restaurants to try.  La Bastide lost one of its two Michelin stars. But La Bastide is a charming place and we know that its chef and owner, Jacques Chibois, is very talented; we have followed his career since he was in Cannes, twenty five years ago. Linda and I returned for the lunch of its 21st Truffle Market on January 7, 2017.

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L’Atelier d’Emile was opened in July 2016 by the owners of the nearby, very successful African Queen in the port of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Linda and I first went for dinner on October 25, 2016.

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La Chèvre d’Or, Eze 3

November 29, 2016

On October 20, 2016, Linda and I returned to La Chèvre d’Or for dinner. A new chef, Arnaud Faye, had arrived during the summer and we were interested in what changes he might have made.

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