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Le vin bourru est un moût en fermentation. Ce vin trouble (levures en suspension) contient encore beaucoup de sucre. Il ne se conserve pas longtemps, les levures continuant à transformer le sucre en alcool.
As you can clearly see in the image above the wine is still fermenting and is cloudy. It is the first wine to be released to drink, usually around this time in September.
Hottest New Paris Bistro . . . Agapé Substance
66 Rue Mazarine 75006 Paris, France Tel. 01 43 29 33 83
There is no question that Agapé Substance is one of the most extraordinary new tables in Paris, and take comfort in knowing, it is basically for just one reason: the cooking.
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Starred & Bib Gourmand Michelin Restaurants in France 2011
N : the new stars 2011
25 three-star restaurants
Location (department) Establishment
Baerenthal / Untermuhlthal (57) L’Arnsbourg
Chagny (71) Maison Lameloise
Eugénie-les-Bains (40) Michel Guérard
Fontjoncouse (11) Auberge du Vieux Puits
Illhaeusern (68) Auberge de l’Ill
Joigny (89) La Côte St-Jacques
Laguiole (12) Bras
Lyon (69) Paul Bocuse
Marseille (13) Le Petit Nice
Monte-Carlo (Principauté de Monaco) Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse
Paris 1er Le Meurice
Paris 4e L’Ambroisie
Paris 7e Arpège
Paris 8e Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Paris 8e Le Bristol
Paris 8e Ledoyen
Paris 8e Pierre Gagnaire
Paris 16e Astrance
Paris 16e Le Pré Catelan
Paris 17e Guy Savoy
Roanne (42) Troisgros
Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid (43) Régis et Jacques Marcon
Saulieu (21) Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
Valence (26) Pic
Vonnas (01) Georges Blanc
Location (department) Establishment
Annecy (74) Le Clos des Sens
Arbois (39) Jean-Paul Jeunet
Arles (13) L ‘Atelier de Jean Luc Rabanel
Les Baux-de-Provence (13) L’ Oustaù de Baumanière
Beaulieu-sur-Mer (06) La Réserve de Beaulieu & Spa
Béthune / Busnes (62) Le Château de Beaulieu
Bonnieux (84) La Bastide de Capelongue
Bordeaux / Bouliac (33) Le St-James
Le-Bourget-du-Lac (73) Le Bateau Ivre
Cannes (06) La Palme d’Or
Cannes / Le Cannet (06) Villa Archange N
Carantec (29) L’Hôtel de Carantec-Patrick Jeffroy
Le Castellet (83) Du Castellet
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74) Hameau Albert 1er
Chasselay (69) Guy Lassausaie
Courchevel 1850 (73) Les Airelles
Courchevel 1850 (73) Le Chabichou
Courchevel 1850 (73) Cheval Blanc
Èze (06) Château de la Chèvre d’Or
Gundershoffen (67) Le Cygne
Honfleur (14) Sa. Qua. Na
L’Isle-Jourdain / Pujaudran (32) Le Puits St-Jacques
Lorient (56) L’Amphitryon
Lyon (69) Auberge de l’Ile
Lyon (69) Mère Brazier
Lyon / Charbonnières-les-Bains (69) Philippe Gauvreau
Magescq (40) Relais de la Poste
Mandelieu / La Napoule (06) L’Oasis
Megève / Leutaz (74) Flocons de Sel
Mionnay (01) Alain Chapel
Monte-Carlo (Principauté de Monaco) Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo
Montpellier (34) Le Jardin des Sens
Nantes / Haute-Goulaine (44) Manoir de la Boulaie
Nîmes / Garons (30) Alexandre
Obernai (67) La Fourchette des Ducs
Onzain (41) Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Paris 1er Carré des Feuillants
Paris 1er L’Espadon
Paris 1er Le Grand Véfour
Paris 2e Passage 53 N
Paris 6e Relais Louis XIII
Paris 7e L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon-St-Germain
Paris 7e Jean-François Piège N
Paris 8e Apicius
Paris 8e L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon-Étoile N
Paris 8e Le ”Cinq”
Paris 8e Lasserre
Paris 8e Senderens
Paris 8e Taillevent
Paris 17e Bigarrade
Paris 17e Michel Rostang
Pauillac (33) Château Cordeillan Bages
La Plaine-sur-Mer (44) Anne de Bretagne
Plomodiern (29) Auberge des Glazicks
Pont-du-Gard / Collias (30) Hostellerie Le Castellas
Porto-Vecchio (2A) Casadelmar
Puymirol (47) Michel Trama
Reims (51) L’Assiette Champenoise
La Rochelle (17) Richard et Christopher Coutanceau
Romans-sur-Isère / Granges-les-Beaumont (26) Les Cèdres
Rouen (76) Gill
Saint-Émilion (33) Hostellerie de Plaisance
Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert (42) Le Neuvième Art
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (73) La Bouitte
Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon (85) Thierry Drapeau Logis de la Chabotterie N
Saint-Tropez (83) Résidence de la Pinède
Sens (89) La Madeleine
Toulouse (31) Michel Sarran
Toulouse / Colomiers (31) L’Amphitryon
La Turbie (06) Hostellerie Jérôme
Uriage-les-Bains (38) Grand Hôtel
Val-Thorens (73) L’Oxalys
Vence (06) Le St-Martin
Versailles (78) Gordon Ramsay au Trianon
Vézelay / Saint-Père (89) L’Espérance
Vienne (38) La Pyramide
Links to the complete listings of Michelin starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants in France for 2011 is below. Simply download the PDF file to your computer:
“We hate it and go to it. It’s our paradox,” a journalist for the French magazine Challenges, Alice Mérieux, said. “We’re very anti-American in principle, but individually, if you’re going to the movies and have to eat in 10 minutes, you go to McDonald’s.”
The favorite sandwich for most Europeans is the Big Mac, which, they eat without a drop of ketchup.
In the United Kingdom, the company is introducing a hamburger called the “Limited Edition Deluxe” with bacon, served on a ciabatta roll, with “mature” cheddar, Batavia lettuce, grilled onions, tangy tomato relish, and garlic mayonnaise. “It’s a much more complicated burger,” said Chris Young, who showcased the company’s summer European menu in a 12-course tasting meal for reporters last week at McDonald’s modernist Germany head office in an upscale suburb of Munich.
In France, McDonald’s is rolling out le p’tit moutarde, a smaller-sized hamburger on a ciabatta roll smothered with a “sophisticated” mustard sauce. To suit European tastes, the chicken filets in the European sandwiches have a “grilled profile,” instead of the more American “roasted profile,” Mr. Young said.
The branch occupies the first three floors of a neo-baroque building in front of a modern fountain in the middle of Karlsplatz, the historic old city entrance where hordes of shoppers, commuters, and tourists converge. It’s busier than any McDonald’s in America.
It is anticipated that the new European McDonald’s experience will become increasingly common in America. “The U.S. is kind of using us as a guinea pig,” he said.
“In New York, we have to change the image and design of the restaurants. I think the European design would fit very nicely in a city like New York,” he said.
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Bar à Vins Restaurant
15, Place de la Madelaine
Paris, France 75008
There are several branches around Paris all offering a wine selection of strictly red Bordeaux, many are available by the glass although, as would be the case with Bordeaux the white wine choices are weak.
The menu is brief however, providing top quality is a high priority.
L’Ecluse Madeleine – 15, place de la Madeleine, 8e
L’Ecluse Saint Honoré – 34, place du Marché Saint-Honoré
L’Ecluse - 15, Quai des Grands Augustins
L’Ecluse Bastille – 13, rue de la Roquette
L’Ecluse Carnot – 1, rue d’Armaillé, 17e
L’Ecluse François – 64, rue François 1er, Paris 8e
l’Entredgeu (formerly Le Petit Laugier)
83 rue Laugier
This little bistro l’Entredgeu replaced “1880” and has taken the same location of a bistro that I dined at a few years ago where I experienced a very unusual evening.
We were just beginning to eat the amazingly sublime chicken liver salad, one of the dishes this small bistro, Le Petit Laugier was known for. I lifted the first forkful of the warm, pink, and peppery liver that was a perfect contrast to the crisp and cool, bitter and vinegary greens. At the same time, a couple was struggling to leave the long, crowded table next to us, which was difficult from their position in the middle of the banquette. Somewhat trapped standing halfway out and halfway in an attractive women with long brown hair was being playfully groped by another woman who would not let her pass. She was protesting slightly and laughingly crying out, “rape, rape.” At this point the other woman became more aggressive and put her hand under her skirt, she struggled free and started to kiss and pet her long-haired lap dog, cuddled in the arms of the man accompanying her. The other women, in a final gesture, lifted her own skirt and exposed her frontal area; she was not wearing anything underneath! I had no idea what was going on, it was totally unexpected, as I had not been briefed about what went on here. I asked my dining companion, an old roué and longtime resident in Paris (of course, it was his suggestion that we dine here in the first place) “What goes on in this crazy place”. He explained to me, “Sunday nights are special nights with a special crowd. On other evenings during the week, it becomes just another quiet neighborhood bistro but on Sunday night anything can happen, and does.”
He went on to tell me that years ago it was the meeting place for vintage Morgan automobile owners of France. He motioned toward two middle-aged ladies sitting chatting at one of the window tables. “They must be the wives of two of the Morgan owners that used to meet here.” They were so engrossed in conversation that they were unaware of what was going on around them. My friend, hoping to spice things up, said something in French to the woman who had just lifted up her skirt. She came over to me and put her face down close to mine as if to kiss; I could smell the rancid odor of cigarette breath, stale garlic and perspiration and turned my head away from hers.
Has anyone else ever been to this place on a Sunday night?
30, rue Gay-Lussac
Tel. 01 43 25 20 79
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday,10:30 a.m.-midnight. Lunch: noon-2pm; Dinner: 7:30pm-10pm Closed Sunday.
Credit Cards: Yes
Les Papilles is a bistro combined with a retail wine store. The name means “sense of pleasurable taste” or “taste buds”, only it means more than that. The policy they are using regarding wine pricing, is a quite common and successful one that we see used more and more these days; sell the bottle at the takeaway price and add a small markup to consume it on the premises. The kitchen is serving good straightforward dishes that are visually appealing yet not frou-frou in the least.
14 bd. St-Germain
The Quartier Latin
Location: Quartier Latin
Opening Hours: Dinner: Tues-Sat; Lunch: Tues-Fri; Closed Sun, Mon, Christmas Week, and Aug
Credit Cards: Visa, M.C.
Chez René is a classic bistro located at the foot of Boulevard St. Germain. They serve good, classic renditions of boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, cuisse de grenouilles and other Burgundian standards that are becoming harder to find as more modern fare comes into favor. Although ownership has changed, the authentic bistro favorites have not, at least they were still in place on my last visit. Due to the fluctuating inconsistencies of the restaurant business, one who attempts to write about them and those that read their words, must keep in mind that nothing is cast in bronze and what was true a day ago might not be so now; and that is why I lean toward more of a comment-style than a review-style when reporting on restaurants. These dishes may not be exactly in vogue today, the contents on the plate are not stacked to form a tower and damn it, on occasion it is quite pleasing to have everything on the ground floor as after all, this is bistro cooking not haute cuisine.
The wine list is dominated by wines from the Mâconnais and Beaujolais regions, which as it happens is your best bet.
Bois de Boulogne
Route de Suresnes Map
Tel. 01 44 14 41 14
Métro: Porte Maillot (thereafter taxi)
eMail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Cards: All major
Prices: Expensive-Very Expensive
On several visits Le Pré Catelan has shown beyond a doubt to be absolutely first rate down to the minutest detail, from service to the outstanding cuisine and not to forget the superb setting in the Napoleon III style pavilion surrounded by forest.
Opening its doors in 1907, in the Bois de Boulogne, the Le Pré Catelan has been visited by royalty, presidents and Captains of Industry over more than a century. It is a lovely location, and an absolute must on any gourmet journey. Chef Frédéric Anton, once next in command to Joël Robuchon, delights guests with his sophisticated culinary artistry and amazing technical insight. The restaurant’s sommelier will guide you through the extensive wine menu with its comprehensive selections from all wine-producing regions of France from the large cellar.