The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic forThe International Herald Tribune. Now her reveredFood Lover's Guide to Parisis back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.
In 457 entries-345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics-The Food Lover's Guide to Parisoffers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most etherealmacarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells's meritocratic spirit. Whether you're looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L'As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café forcrêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy "reviews" of Yelp or Trip Advisor.
Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest métro stop, specialties, and more.