Covid has been quite instructive in terms of behavior in the food and hospitality sector.
Unfortunately some good ones did not survive the crisis.
Fortunately many are still here, they even changed their ways to adapt to a "new world" with more space outside, cheaper but still quality menu.
Also many starred ones are now offering take out or delivery.
Some disappeared from my list here for not respecting sanitary measures, curfews, noise level, pedestrians.
Most have been respectful but some were too greedy. Because they wanted so much to make a few extra €,
they did not care and put us through longer confinement afterwards.
But we' re in Paris, Central Paris. We have a very wide choice, offering different styles, different budgets,.
I'd rather support the "good ones".
If some disappeared from my list because of their behavior during the pandemic, because the welcome "accueil" is not up to my standards or because, the chef has changed and it's not as good as it used to be.
The "foodscape" is constantly evolving.
I'll be happy to share my updated list with you.
I can also make bookings for you.
key2paris is a "foodie, Gourmet" place to stay.
From Welcoming Breakfast to possible Welcoming Board or dinner "Tables d'Hôtes", meals are homemade with organic, high end, seasonal ingredients. Mostly French recipes sometimes with a "twist", respecting your diet, restrictions (Gluten free, LCHF or Keto, Vegetarian or Vegan, no pork, no seafood), dislikes information, following a theme (celebration, exhibition, music)
I'll share my list with pros and cons with you.
and many other selected addresses
Within the Montorgueil block
In The Forum des Halles area
A Ducasse address, 21st century brasserie at Champeaux
A Gourmet vegetarian on the other side of Les Halles, Veget'Halles
Place des Victoires, 5mn walk from home,
A great bistrot with excellent classic French food, served generously with a large smile.... A landmark you should not miss
Bourse area :
aux Lyonnais mislead by Google during Covid but this place is still opened. Maybe not a Ducasse anymore but they kept the atmosphere and menu.
La Bourse et la Vie by Daniel Rose (well known Spring) small, intimate, very friendly welcome. Food is great, Prices are reasonable for the quality. Better book ahead. My favorite 2016 discovery. and still my favorite is in 2018
*****Coinstot Vino : large choice of Biodynamic small producers wine with plates of cold meat, cheese or smoked fish or later real menu ( fish is good). Friendly team,
Vaudeville beautiful Brasserie decor, food is good, follow their deals on internet
EnJòia : Jòia by Hélène Darroze rue des Jeuneurs the South West generosity in a bistrot style decor.
Towards Opéra, Passage Choiseul a wonderful, generous new concept:
New restaurant in the neighborhood offers fresh and quality products entirely cooked and served by mentally or cognitive handicapped persons.
23 rue Saint-Augustin, Passage Choiseul, 75002 Tuesday till Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM
Towards Palais Royal,
Around Grands Boulevard
in rue du Faubourg Montmartre 8-10- walk from Argout , you have - to try "Bouillon Chartier" food is typical French brasserie style. Not gourmet but typical, landmark recipes, VERY cheap and it is a must visit for the experience and fun.
and more... upon request after booking...
I have :
more recommendations for Right and Left Bank ( restaurants, famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)
a list of cafés and Bistrots for daily meal
and also those exceptional addresses, once in a lifetime experiences...
I share some with you after booking and more if we share more time around a table, during a stroll ...
In Paris, you have a few cooking schools and tours (including mines).
I can organize: