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 the choice.
I'd rather support the "good ones".
So many to choose from. Different styles, different budgets, some new ones, some that disappeared from my list because the welcome "accueil" was not up to my standards or because, the chef changed and it's not as goodas it used to be.
The "foodscape" is constantly evolving.
This is a sample of my list...
I have a whole folder sorted by area or theme at your disposal and that we can discuss upon arrival.
I can also make bookings for you.
key2paris is a "foodie, Gourmet" place to stay. All meals are homemade with organic, high end, seasonal ingredients.
Breakfast is a full English style breakfast with breads, butter and jams, cake, cereals, dairy, protein, , fruits , juice and hot drink all prepared with French recipes and themes. ( season, celebrations)
If you stay long enough, it is possible to book a friendly dinner with your host, called Table d’hôtes in France.
Menus are designed according to what is available on the market, and your special needs. I can design special menus to meet your diets and likes : Gluten free, LCHF or Keto, Vegetarian or Vegan, no pork, no seafood.
You can enjoy different styles from "slow good" with white table cloth services, a real 3 or 5-course meal “à la Française” elegantly decorated and authentic French recipes (sometimes with a twist) or "fast good" : a quality hamper to enjoy on a nice wooden board.
To indulge ...
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 :
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:
I have an "endless" list of gourmet places in the neighborhood or further off in every Paris "village" where you can buy "la crème de la crème" of products, to bring back at “home” Argout and enjoy relaxed after a long day of strolls in the City of Lights.
I share some with you after booking and more if we share more time around a table, a stroll ...
I also recommend some tours by competent and welcoming colleagues in French or English.
And when you stay at key2paris and book one of their services, a nice surprise will wait for you ...
I highly recommend : Lisa at biencuitglutenfree
"Hi, my name is Lisa and this is where I hang out with my gluten free friends.
I’m used to be a doctor, then I lived in Singapore for 5 years and became a cookery teacher.
Now I live in France, building gluten free recipes, one ingredient at a time, ready to share via the blog or in my classes.
Come and cook with me – you’ll get to see how much funnier I am in real life.