Destinations Magazine

Reviews of Reviews: The Week of June 18th, 2012.

By Johntalbott

Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger awarded 3/5 dots to the previously mentioned Italian bistro Vilia in the 12th and Philippe Toinard gave a 2/5 to Les Rillettes, coordinates given before but open only at night charging 26-36 for menus that include items such as charcuterie, tripes, veal chops and melon.

Tuesday, in Le Fooding, Yves Nespoulous reviewed CheZ Aline, 85, rue de la Roquette in the 11th,, closed weekends, a “charcuterie-cremerie-comptoir” run by Delphine Zampetti, ex of the Café Cache at 104 and the Verre Vole, who serves up 4.50-7 E sandwiches, 9 E plats du jour and 5 E desserts.

On Wednesday, in Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin reviewed and gave two hearts to two places: the relaunched Ciel de Paris in the Tour Montparnasse, coordinates in the guidebooks, open 7/7, with menus at 65 and 114 and a la carte 50-70 E for dishes such as lobster soup, lamb and an opera as well as L’Auberge Flora, 44, blvd Richard Lenoir in the 11th,, open 7/7, costing 6-18 for tapas and about 30 E (menu of three plates, cheese and dessert is 45 E), serving petit pois soup, confited quail and confited fennel with lemon ice.  One heart each went to the bobo cave a manger Vino Loco, 8, rue de Paradis in the 10th, no telephone, closed weekends, costing about 25 E for a ham tartine, cheese and French toast; Café Le Censier, 101, rue Monge in the 5th,  open 7/7,, formulas at 12.90 and 15.90 (a la carte 35-40 E) for a salmon millefeuille, entrecote-frites and rice pudding; and the revived Chateaubriand, 11, rue Washington in the 8th,,63, closed Sundays, serving dried sausage, burgers and a Saint Nectaire for 25-35 E.

The Dossier by Colette Monsat, Alice Bosio, Hugo de Saint Phalle and Hadrien Gonzales rated cocktails in Paris, the first 10 being:
Ballroom du Beef Club, Les Jalles
La Conserverie, L’entrée des Artistes
Bar Hotel Jules & Jim, Bar du Mandarin
Bar du Shangri, Jefrey’s, La Candelaria
Acte III

And in his Hache Menu, Francois Simon says not to go to Chez la Mere Catherine in the place du Tertre where he dropped 148 E on bone-dry chicken, double-the-price salad and an autoroute dessert.

In another article in ‘Scope, Colette Monsat discussed “romantic” restaurants, listing the:
Cristal Room Baccarat
Maison Blanche
Train Bleu
Jardins de Bagatelle
Delices d’Aphrodite
Musee de la Vie Romantique

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