I’ve been kind of MIA lately because of family reasons but I missed you so much I couldn’t stay away from writing on the blog for that long.
Today, I wanted to talk about some of the restaurants that I went to and ended up loving in Paris, so here’s a list of the places I recommend and why.
1. Cafe de Flore: I had been seeing this place all over Instagram and couldn’t help but visit one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris. I am SO glad I did. When we got there, the place was almost full. We got to try a salad, a salmon sandwich and a cheese platter with a fresh glass of rosé.
I recommend this place because it’s super Instagram friendly (for those who are interested) and it’s such a perfect place to do like the French and “people watch” while eating their delicious food.
2. Dessance: I came to this place with my boyfriend and his sister on our first night in Paris. This is what a gastronomic experience looks like. They prepare the food in front of the tables and the place is very cute and stylish. As for the food, we thought they played with an interesting mix of sweet, sour and salty flavors as well as hot and cold temperatures on our plates. We had some special requests to make our menu vegan and they were very accomodating to our needs, which was amazing. If you want to try something out of the ordinary and taste different food, this is your place.
3. Maison Blanche: My boyfriend brought me to this vibrant restaurant to celebrate my birthday here and it was a really nice place with an amazing view. I highly recommend the risotto here. It was one of my favorite dishes in Paris.
4. Carette: We ended up in this cute pâtisserie because we were in the Trocadero area taking a few pictures and admiring the Eiffel Tower. We loved how traditional and classic it was and how everyone was dressed nicely to have a great lunch. We got a salad, a salmon sandwich and some pasta. Don’t forget to leave some room for dessert! I love raspberry macarons and couldn’t leave without one, but I wish I had tried some of the amazing looking desserts I saw there.
5. Ladurée: Speaking of desserts, I’m sure you’ve heard of Ladurée. Before this trip, I hadn’t had the pleasure of actually sitting down and trying their desserts. When I had tried them before I only took them to go. Ladurée has so many locations around Paris, but the one we ended up in for dessert one day was the Bonaparte location. I tried a delicious coffee and the Ispahan macaron: a big raspberry macaron sandwiching a rose water crème dotted with lychee. If you must try one thing, let it be this.
That’s all for now! I will share other amazing places I visited and what I ate later on. For now, I just hope I didn’t make you THAT hungry. Sorry, not sorry! Lol!
Have you been to any of these places? Would you like to go? What restaurants do you recommend in Paris and why?