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There are thousand of places to eat and drink in Paris. Where does one begin?
If you’re in Paris just for a short while, you may not want to run the risk of merely following your nose or a trip advisor recommendation (though both options are not to be entirely counted out). Sometimes it’s good to ask an expert.
Since 2008, Ute Biefang has helped hundreds of visitors to Paris gain a local, more authentic perspective of the city’s superb culinary culture. A former producer of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Ute now runs personal, tailored tours in the French capital, offering local insight on the city’s dining scene and the best places to eat in Paris.
I caught up with Ute Biefang for some inside tips on where to go for some exceptional Parisian experiences.
This is one lady who is absolutely down on the places to eat and drink in Paris with the some hotspots for innovation, vibe and quality. I met up with Ute at popular Chez Prune on the Canal Saint-Martin for her top tips on Parisian restaurants, pâtisseries, markets, and of course chocolate, cheese and wine!
Places to Eat and Drink- Restaurants
Le Bachaumont is the city’s latest hotspot. It’s a joint venture between various creative forces, including the team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club, designer Dorothée Meilichzon and Frenchie’s chef Gregory Marchard. Le Bachaumont offers simple French classics in a beautiful dining room that’s part of a refurbished historic hotel. It’s a must try! 18 rue Bachaumont, 75002
As the name suggests, Lazare is indeed located in the train station, however Michelin-starred Eric Frechon’s (Le Bristol) foray into classic, brasserie-style food delivers deliciously. A modern décor, à la carte service and mains within the 30€ range make this well worth a visit and one of the best places to eat in Paris at the moment. Parvis de la Gare Saint-Lazare, Rue Intérieure, 75008