Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, Philippe Toinard reviewed (3/5) Maxan, which has moved from the rue de Miromesnil to 3, rue Quentin-Bauchart in the 8th, 01.40.70.04.78, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, with a 32 E formula at lunch and 40 E menu serving items such as duck foie gras, roast veal and chocolate mousse; while Jerome Berger gave 3/5 to Montcalm, 21, rue Montcalm in the 18th, 0220.127.116.11, closed Saturday lunch and Monday evenings, with a lunch formula at 15 and a la carte 35 E for items such as beets & mackerel, raie nems and banana cake.
Tuesday, in Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed a place called Merguez & Pastrami in the 9th.
Figaroscope had its traditional end-of-the-year special section rounding up the favorites of 2015 (each with an alternative):
Best of Class – Guy Savoy (L’Etoile de Mer)
Best “chic” – Yam’Tcha (Family Li)
Best St-Germain – Au Bon Saint Pourcain ((Clover)
Best “so long, so near” – 975 (l’AT Bar a vins)
Best seafood – La Maree (Cevicheria)
Best bistronomique – Bouillon (Louis)
Best terrace – Grand Coeur (Les Chouettes)
Best Italian – Ida (Vitis)
Best new wave – Ellsworth (Zebulon)
Best blockbuster – East Mamma (l’Ober Mamma)
Best “drole d’endriot” – L’Aduje (Le Grand Central)
Best return to the future – La Fidelite (La Grille)
Best Korean – Soon Grill (Saam)
Best weekend – Aux Pres (l’Unico Amelie)
Best in the Golden Triangle – Le Gabriel (l’Hexagone)
Best snacking – Cheri Charlot (Siseng)
Best takeaway – Rococo (Le Baretto di Edgar)
Best in the 10th – Mordant (Naan)
Best in Pigalle – L’entrée des Artistes (Le Grand Pigalle Hotel)
Best comeback – Les Bains (Castel)
Wednesday, Heidi Ellison in Paris Update reviewed very positively the previously mentioned Tannat.
Saturday-Sunday, Figaro ran an article about chefs from storied families, presumably in recognition of Fathers’ Day.
Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed (3/5) the Italian Ida in the 15th and Philippe Toinard gave 3/5 dots to GrandCoeur, 41 rue du Temple in the 4th, 01.58.28.18.90, open 7/7 with a lunch menu at 23 and dinner at 30 E for items such as a cream of asparagus, paparadelle with lamb ragout and fig clafoutis.
Tuesday, in Le Fooding, they reviewed a new VietNamese restaurant Do & Riz.
In Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu reviewed the Grand Coeur mentioned just above, which he urges one to go to.
And, in his usual 5 reviews of new places, he gave 3 hearts to one place, the above-mentioned Ida in the 15th. He then awarded 2/5 hearts to 4 places: Beckett, 8, rue Godot-de-Mauroy in the 9th, 09.53.31.68.68, closed Sundays with a la carte items running about 50 E of daurade and citrus sorbet; Jo, 5, rue de Fleurus in the 6th, 01.45.49.00.58, closed Sunday night and Mondays, running one about 45 E for items such as leeks vigaigrette, veal liver and chocolate mousse; the Korean Saam in the 10th; and the contemporary bistrot Partisan, 3, rue Rougemont in the 9th, 01.42.46.23.16, closed Sundays and Mondays, with lunch menus at 18 and 23, menu-carte 35 and 50 E for items such as St Pierre and a millefeuille of citrus.
The Dossier by Alice Bosio, Colette Monsat and Hugo de Saint Phalle was about 15 pleasures on the Rue du Bac, including: Coutume Gaya Rive Gauche Les Climats Atelier Robuchon.
Thursday, L’Express published an article on Jean-Francois Piege leaving Thoumieux and reviewed the previously mentioned Ida in the 15th.
Saturday-Sunday, Figaro ran an article about chefs in starred-restaurants using vegetables that included the Shangri-La, Joel Robuchon & Yves Camdeborde.
And finally, Sunday, Aurelie Chaigneau in the JDD, listed as her address of Sunday – Le Burger fermier des Enfants-Rouges (7/10); her discovery of the week Cazes, 44, Joseph-de-Maistre in the 18th, 01.85.09.14.99, closed Sunday nights, Mondays & every lunch except Sundays running one between 20 and 30 E serving simple small plates (5.5/10) and her return to as Coretta (7.5/10). In the version femina JZ reviewed the above-mentioned Ida.
Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, they discussed three places: Alexis Chenu had another article on the Maison Plisson which has a 200 square meter “salle a manger” with food at lunch designed by Bruno Doucet (La Regalade St Honore) and Benoit Bordier (La Regalade Conservatoire), and Jerome Berger gave 2/5 dots to the previously mentioned Le Bon St-Pourcain and Philippe Toinard gave 3/5 dots to XVII sur Vin, 99, rue Jouffroy d’Abbans in the 17th, 01.42.27.26.16, closed Sundays and Monday nights, offering items such as duck and desserts for about 40 E a la carte.
Tuesday, in Le Fooding, Régis de Closets called Adelaide Grattard the best Cheffe on her return to the well-known Yam’Tcha.
In Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu on a new restaurant under the direction of Guy Martin (he of the Grand Vefour) in Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, Terminal 2 E, hall L, open 7/7, which has real food (meat & fish, pot-au-feu, gambas plus burgers and salads and desserts. It is called "I Love Paris" and has menus at 29.90 and 41 E.
And, in his usual 5 reviews of new places, he gave 3 hearts to three places: the previously mentioned Au Bon Saint-Pourcain and the Relais Plaza as well 975, 25, rue Guy-Moquet in the 17th, 09.53.75.67.71, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, serving items such as iced corn soup, smoked pork belly and grondin for 40-60 but with lunch formulas at 16 and 35 E. Garnering 2 hearts was the previously mentioned Quai de Meudon in Meudon (92) and getting just one was the Italian Rococo in the 10th.
The Dossiers, such that they were, were on places to have “sunset parties” and where to picnic. There was also a ranking of Caesar salads with Les Cocottes de Christian Constant at #1
Wednesday as well, Heidi Ellison of Paris Update reviewed the ham sandwicherie JBC, 2, rue Drouot in the 9th, 01 42 29 60 04, open 11am-6pm and closed Saturday and Sunday - sandwiches: 4.50-6.50 E, rather unenthusiastically.
Thursday, in L’Express they published an article on the recently published and discredited 50 Best Restaurants in the World as well as one on développement durable, gaspillage and what they see as an Anglo-Saxon solution - the "doggy bag."
Friday, Colette picked up another A Nous Paris that is un-numbered and un-dated that is a “best of” and lists, for example, under “A Boire & A Manger:” La Passerelle Dersou La Maree Jeanne L’Huitrade Louis Le Vitis
And finally, Sunday, Aurelie Chaigneau in the JDD, listed as her address of Sunday - the patisserie Sebastien Gaudard (8/1) in the 1st; her discovery of the week the previously mentioned beer and charcuterie place El Tast in the 18th; and returned to the chic Korean Madoobar in the 8th.
Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, they reviewed three places: Jerome Berger gave 3/5 dots to the previously mentioned Maison Plisson and to Transversal, 22, rue Daguerre in the 14th, 01.43.22.64.45, open 7/7, running one about 45 E for items such as terrines, veal cutlet and cheesecake; and Philippe Toinard covered the Quai de Meudon (2/5), 10, route des Gardes in Meudon, 01.40.95.24.60, closed Sundays nights, where the dishes go from terrines to fish soups, cod to veal liver and chocolate mousse on a 26 E menu (a la carte 40-60 E).
Tuesday, in Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed Le Bon Saint-Pourcain, 10 bis, rue Servandoni in the 6th, 01.42.01.78.24, closed Sundays and Mondays, where for 36-50 E one has perfect sweetbreads, lamb chops and a baba.
In Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu covered the previously mentioned Maison Plisson.
And, in his usual 5 reviews of new places, he gave 4 hearts to two places: the Chinese Pont de Sichuan in the 2nd and the previously mentioned Le Vitis in the 15th. Garnering 2 hearts each were: Social Square, 165, rue du Temple in the 3rd, 01.72.22.75, open 7/7, which for 30-35 E (formulas 18 & 23 E) serves items such as gravlax and scotch beef onglet; the self-evident Burger & Fries, 1, blvd Bonne-Nouvelle in the 2nd, 01.42.36.22.79, open 7/7, serving stuff for 10 E; and the Italian La Cicciolina.
Wednesday also, the Dossier by Alice Bosio, Emmanuel Rubin and Colette Monsat mentioned the 20 new terraces of summer: East Mamma Auberge du Moulin Vert Sebastien Gaudard Tuileries Café de la Jatte Kiez Maison Plisson Atelier Vivanda Les Chouettes A Noste Buffet de la Gare Martin L’Oiseau Blanc Il Posto Brasserie Barbes Le Frank Playtime 52 Faubourg St Denis Bob’s Bake Shop La Poudriere Café des Concerts And to follow: La Braise au Trinquet, Le Restaurant de Palais Royal, Ober Mamma & the Terrass Hotel.
Wednesday as well, Heidi Ellison reviewed the previously mentioned restaurant Cru.
Thursday, in L’Express they published an article: “Violences en cuisine: trois étoiles, sévices compris.” Read more at http://www.lexpress.fr/styles/saveurs/restaurant/violences-en-cuisine-trois-etoiles-sevices-compris_1683940.html#pFaEoF6Hdh4uqWrZ.99
Saturday, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of Le Fooding, Hadrien Gonzales of Le Figaro published an article of food events in Paris in the last 15 years.
And finally, Sunday, Robert Melcher in the JDD, listed as his address of the week Le Cinq (9/10); discovery of the week the fusion La Bauhina (8/10) and returned to the Auberge Dab in the 16th (7/10).
Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, there was an article on where to drink rum in Paris.
Tuesday, in Le Fooding, they celebrated 15 years.
In Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu covered the previously mentioned Maison Plisson. And, in his usual 5 reviews of new places, he gave 4 hearts to two places: the Chinese Pont deSichuan in the 2nd and the previously mentioned Le Vitis in the 15th. Garnering 2 hearts each were: Social Square, 165, rue du Temple in the 3rd, 01.72.22.75, open 7/7, which for 30-35 E (formulas 18 & 23 E) serves items such as gravelax and scotch beef onglet; the self-evident Burger & Fries, 1, blvd Bonne-Nouvelle in the 2nd, 01.42.36.22.79, open 7/7, serving stuff for 10 E; and the Italian LaCicciolina.
Wednesday also, the Dossier by Alice Bosio, Hugo de Sainte Phalle & Colette Monsat covered Street Food places, mentioning: El Nopal Pigalle Boutique Yam'Tcha Miss Banh Mi Naàn Chéri Charlot Bagnard Fich Huabu
Wednesday as well, Heidi Ellison in Paris Update, reviewed positively Au Bon Coin.
Thursday, in L’Express they reviewed two places in Marseille – Chez Georgiana in the 6th and L’AM in the 8th.
Finally, Friday, Alice Bosio had an article on the opening of La Monnaie of Guy Savoy’s on Tuesday.
Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, there were no reviews, just notes about cookie and pastry shops.
Tuesday in Le Fooding, they reviewed the AT-offshoot AT Bar à vins, 4, rue du Cardinal Lemoine in the 5th, 01.56.81.94.08, evenings except Tuesdays, where David Bénichou, ex-Vivant and Atsushi Tanaka from next door provide items such as wagyu beef, maigre and desserts for prices over 51 E.
In Figaroscope this Wednesday, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu was about the Brasserie Barbes in the 18th.
Then he followed with his usual five reviews, giving 4 places 3-hearts each : the Restau-bar-club Yeeels, 24, ave George-V in the 8th, 01.42.88.75.75, open 7/7, costing one (« oups » he said) 90 E for octopus, duck and lemon tart ; the Anglo-Saxon brasserie Le Colonel Moutarde in the 8th ; La Grille, same old coordinates, now turned into a Brit-like gastro-pub serving a duck terrine, veal belly, entrecote and beers for 35-40 E ; and the previously mentioned artisinal beer/Iberian charcuterie place El Tast in the 18th. Garnering 2 hearts was Factory & Co a place serving bagels abd burgers in the 2nd for 15-25 E.
The Dossier concerned new Italian restaurants: Caffe Stern La Briciolina La Dispensa Roco Il Posto Baretto di Edgar East Mamma Bocca Rossa
Heidi Ellison in her Paris Update, reviewed the previously mentioned La Marée Jeanne quite positively.
Thursday in L’Express, Charles Patin O'Coohoon reviewed the previously mentioned Le Vitis in the 15th and Francois Regis Gaudry reviewed the Flemish cantine Bloempot in Lille.
In Monday-Tuesday's A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed the italo-American East Mamma and Philippe Toinard gave 3/5 dots to La Passerelle, 172, quai de Stalingrad in Issy, 01.46.48.80.81, closed Sundays and Mondays where on a 40 E or 34 E lunch or 95 E dinner one can have salmon, brandade and a chocolate dessert.
In Tuesday's Le Fooding, they reviewed El Tast, a Spanish/tapas place in the 18th.
Wednesday, in Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin's Hache Menu covered Aux Pres in the 6th.
Then, as usual he reviewed 5 restaurants in C'est Nouveau: giving 3/5 hearts to the Corsican U Mulinu, 28, blvd de l'Hopital in the 5th, 01.43.37.78.76, closed Sundays, with 15 and 18 menus at lunch, 35-55 E a la carte at dinner for items such as Corsican charcuteries, white beans and brocciu; the modern quinguette La Poudriere, 58, promenade du Verger in Issy, 01.46.45.87.29, closed Mondays at dinner, serving items such as foie gras terrines, pork and strawberry tarts; the Korean Hero in the 2nd; and the Asian Marclee in the 9th. He also reviewed the gluten-free dinette Nous in the 10th.
The Dossier this week was on Paris markets and who/what they're best for: The most Bobo Aligre, Halle Beauveau The most people Les Enfants Rouges The most trendy Saint-Martin The most varied Saint-Charles The most RG edgar-Quintet The most chic President-Wilson The most globe-trotter Saint-Quentin The most Bio Batignolles The most pointu Saint-Germain The most familial Versailles Notre-Dame and also the Place des Fetes, Rasphael Bio
Thursday, Mina Soundiram in L'Express, also reviewed Hero in the 2nd.
Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger gave 4/5 dots to Le Vitis, 8, rue Falguiere in the 15th, 01.42.73.07.02, closed Sundays and Mondays with a lunch formula at 15.50 E, a la carte about 40 E for items such as green asparagus, milk-fed pork and a truffade of chocolate.
Tuesday in Le Fooding, they reviewed the Marseille pizza place La Bonne Mere.
In Figaroscope this Wednesday, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu was about Les Bains and Sophie de Santis gave a 4/5 to the aforementioned Le Barbesin the 18th.
Then he followed with his usual five reviews, giving 3 hearts to the previously mentioned Tennat in the 11th; and 2 hearts to three places : Cheri Charlot, 33, rue Richer in the 9th, 09,18.104.22.168, closed Saturday lunch, Sundays and Monday dinners running one 15-20 E for "chic" sandwiches; Le Berger & les Poissons, 17, rue Jean-de-la-Fontaine in the 16th, 01.40.50.14.30, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, costing 18 E for the lunch menu and 25-40 E for a la carte dishes such as haddock, and mini-omelette and pigeon; and the Italian Baretto di Edgar in the 2nd. Garnering one heart was the Cafe Dad in the 17th.
The Dossier concerned vanilla ice cream ratings from Bertillon (17/20) to Haagen Dazs (8.5/20).
Heidi Ellison in her Paris Update, reviewed the previously mentioned Les Poulettes de Batignolles.
Thursday in L’Express, Francois Regis Gaudry reviewed the bio Pousse pousse, 5, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in the 9th, 01.44.63.22.63, closed Sundays and Mondays, costing 20-25 E for salads and chocolate cake.
Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Philippe Toinard gave 3/5 dots to Louis, 23, rue de la Victoire in the 9th, 01.55.07.86.52, closed weekends with menus at 32 (lunch) and 48 E, containing items such as langoustine bisque, foie gras raviolis and rose veal; and Jerome Berger reviewed and gave the same to the previously mentioned Ellsworth in the 1st
Tuesday in Le Fooding, they reviewed the Asian/Korean Hero in the 2nd.
In Figaroscope this Wednesday, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu was about the newest Italian place in town – East Mamma in the 11th.
Then he followed with his usual five reviews, giving 2 hearts to three places : Le Bien Aime, 18, rue d’Anjou in the 8th, 01.42.36.73.61, closed Sundays and Mondays, with aristocratic prices – 54 for a lunch menu, 140 for degustation and a la carte 80-150 (« oups, » he says) for items such as green asparagus, veal blanquette and the matcha ; Maison Greffeuille, 120 rue St-Denis in the 2nd, 01.42.36.73.61, closed Sundays, with a lunch formula at 15.50 and a la carte about 25 E for items such as lamb, a feuillete and lots of take-out (lamb mostly) ; and the aforementioned Ellsworth in the 1st. Getting one heart were Mondial in the 10th and Mabel in the 2nd.
Their Dossier this week by Alice Bosio, Colette Monsat and Hugo de Saint Phalle listed the new brunch places : Menilmontant (8/10) Aux Pres Grand Pigalle Hotel La Table d’Orphee Le Beaumarchais Rachel’s Le Buffet de la Gare Ellsworth (6.5/10)
Heidi Ellison in her Paris Update, reviewed the previously mentioned Ellsworth quite favorably.
Thursday in L’Express, Francois Regis Gaudry reviewed the aforementioned East Mama.
Saturday Le Figaro devoted a large part of their 3rd section to things including restaurants around the Milano Expo 2015.
And Sunday in the JDD, Genevieve Pardo reviewed three places already mentioned – East Mamma in the 11th; Soon in the 3rd and Bronco in the 10th. And in the jdd versionfemina, they reviewed the well-known Table d’Eugene in the 18th; and opening the summer season, Julie Swingelstein listed several places for outdoor dining: Sinople Café Marlette Pavillon ds Canaux Maison Blanche Persille.