Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Philippe Toinard noted that the Bistro Volnay, three dots, same coordinates, has passed hands after 7 years from Magali & Delphine to Philippe Marques ex-Senderens, who is a wine expert but also serves for 34 & 38 E lunch and 65 E dinner, dishes such as pied de cochon & ris de veau and Saint-Nectaire; and Jerome Berger awarded 3 dots to the previously mentioned L'Amarre in the 11th.
Tuesday in Le Fooding, Tina Meyer reviewed Uptown, 18, rue Francoeur in the 18th, closed Mondays, Brunch Sundays, 01.84.05.62.79, where an ex-Agape chef serves items such as Black Angus steak, cabbage and exotic desserts for 36-50 E. Paris
Wednesday, in Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin reviewed his usual 5 places giving four hearts to the previously reviewed La Table du 11 in Versailles and 3 hearts to the previously mentioned AG LesHalles in the 1st and the Singaporean Warung Makan in the 9th. Two hearts each went to the vegetarian Le Veganovore, 55 rue de Paradis in the 9th, 0148.24.90.06, closed Sundays where 10-15 E gets you soup, rice and a lemon cream as well as La Tarte, 5, rue de Damiette in the 2nd, 09.73.53.37.82, open til 6:30 PM but closed Saturdays and Sunday at dinner – cost – 10-15 E for various tarts, pear-goat cheese, Lorraine, and chocolate.
And in his Hache Menu, Rubin wrote up La Coupole for old times sake.
The Dossier this week by Alice Bosio, Colette Monsat and Hugo de Saint Phalle was about the new breakfast places in town and included: Season, Capucine, Hotel Bachaumont, Gros, Caffe Stern, Coffee Club, La Maison Plisson, La Bourse et La Vie
Also Wednesday Heidi Ellison’s Paris Update liked Le Mazenay, 46, rue de Montmorency in the 3rd, 06.42.83.79.52, closed Saturday lunch, Sundays and Mondays, where for about 40 E she enjoyed great service and good food – escargots, oysters, partridge/sweetbreads/liver parmentier and chocolate tart.
Thursday, in L’Express, Charles Patin O'Coohoon wrote up the previously mentioned 41 Pasteur, Francois-Regis Gaudry the Thai Mr K in the 2nd and Mina Soundiram wrote up the previously mentioned Bistrot Montcalm in the 18th.
Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed and gave 3/5 dots to the previously mentioned Fulgurances in the 11th and Philippe Toinard awarded the same to the second restaurant of Top Chef Thibaut Sombardier (#1 being Antoine), Mensae, 23, rue Melingue in the 19th, 01.53.19.80.98, closed Sundays and Mondays where for 20 E at lunch or 36 E at dinner one can eat such dishes as cepes pate, roast chicken and apple ice.
Tuesday in Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed the seafood oriented La Meduse, 177 quai Valmy in the 10th, reservations by Internet, open 7/7, where for 16-35 E one can eat items such as Normandy oysters, tuna and chocolate ganache.
Wednesday, in Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin reviewed his usual 5 places giving two hearts to the above mentioned Mensae; the Schechuan Trois Fois Plus de Piment in the 3rd; the Indian Baranaan in the 10th; the pizzeria 10 Vines in the 1st; and the epicerie/cantine G. IV, 3, rue Poissonniere in the 2nd, 06.20.89.28.39, closed Mondays, where for 20-30 E one can have items such as duck rillettes, a jar of chicken and veggies and other fish and goat cheese preparations.
And in his Hache Menu, Rubin wrote up La Gauche Caviar in the new hotel Le Montana in the 6th.
The Dossier this week by Colette Monsat, Alice Bosio and Hugo de Saint Phalle was about the best desserts with caramel or coffee, that included: Les Cocottes, The Grand Colbert, Recamier, La Bourse et La Vie, Graindorge, Emporio Armani Café.
Also Wednesday Heidi Ellison’s Paris Update raved about the previously mentioned AG Les Halles in the 1st.
Thursday, in L’Express, Mina Soundiram wrote up the previously mentioned Trois Fois Plus de Piment.
Some time ago, with the death of dear friends, my wife and I have honored them by having a dinner alone with the nicest cut of beef available and the finest bottle of wine I could dig out of my cellar. With the murder of so many innocent people Friday I decided it was time to open our last 1921 bottle of Charmes-Chambertin.