Hungry for Paris

Hungry for Paris

The Ultimate Guide to the City's 102 Best Restaurants

Book - 2008
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WHEN IN PARIS. . . . If you're passionate about eating well during your next trip to Paris, you couldn't ask for a better travel companion than Alexander Lobrano's charming, friendly, and authoritative Hungry for Paris, the first new comprehensive guide in many years to the city's restaurant scene. Lobrano, Gourmet magazine's European correspondent, has written for almost every major food and travel magazine since he became an American in Paris in 1986. Here he shares his personal selection of the city's 101 best restaurants, each of which is portrayed in savvy, fun, lively descriptions that are not only indispensable for finding a superb meal but a pleasure to read. Lobrano reveals the hottest young chefs, the coziest bistros, the best buys-including those haute cuisine restaurants that are really worth the money-and the secret places Parisians love most, together with information on the most delicious dishes, ambience, clientele, and history of each restaurant. A series of delightful essays cover various aspects of dining in Paris, including Table for One (how to eat alone), The Four Seasons (the best of seasonal eating in Paris), and Eating the Unspeakable (learning to eat what you don't think you like). All restaurants are keyed to helpful maps, and the book is seasoned with beautiful photographs by Life magazine photographer Bob Peterson that will only help whet your appetite for tasting Paris. Praise for Hungry for Paris: Every time I go to Paris I call Alec and ask him where to eat. Nobody else has such an intimate knowledge of what is going on in the Paris food world right this minute, and there is nobody I trust more to tell me all the latest news.Happily, Alec has written it all down in this wonderful book and now I can stop bothering him. --Ruth Reichl Hungry for Paris is a brilliant book with an almost fatal flaw: the writing is so enchanting you may never leave home to go to any of Alec's favorite places. Few people know, love and appreciate Paris restaurants the way Alec does; no one writes about them better or with more charm. --Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking From My Home to Yours
Publisher: New York : Random House Pub. Group, c2008
ISBN: 9780812976830
0812976835
Branch Call Number: 647.9544361 LOB NVD
Characteristics: xxiii, 437 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm

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bayloralison
Jul 25, 2012

This book is fantastic! I went to Paris a few weeks ago; before I left I thumbed through this and jotted down details on a few restaurants that he recommended. We ended up going to two both of which were wonderful! This is a mix of food memoir and guidebook; the entry for each restaurant includes a few pages where the author relates his personal experience there. Then he summarizes the restaurant in a sentence, gives recommended dishes, and then provides necessary info such as address, phone number, closest Metro stop, hours open, and cost level. The restaurants are arranged by arrondissement and there are indexes by price and restaurant type. I highly recommend this for anyone planning to visit Paris who wants to eat well without breaking their budget!

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