El Fogon
  • 30
  • Nov
  • 2013

An unexpected taste of Spain-sur-Seine; the idea behind El Fogon, which translates as hearth, was that it would be “modern, convivial and delicious”.

The dining area features padded bronze and purple benches, and wooden tables with cutlery hidden away in a drawer.

The most striking element in the simple décor is the Jamon Iberico, the finest ham in the world, that hangs hoof and all in the dining room, waiting for its curtain call, to appear in paellas or croquettes.

The chef comes from a family with four generation in the restaurant business. He’s not interested in trends. He uses the finest products to create a taste of Spain.

El Fogon, 45, quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, tel. +33 1 43 54 31 33


Rue du Mail
  • 25
  • Nov
  • 2013

A unique Parisian name and a completely Parisian concept. The interior is very Art Déco , like a big loft of 700 M2.

They have an exhibition space where they present artists and where the fashion shows of Rue du Mail take place. Also the workshops,showroom and a boutique are all under one roof.

The boutique is in the sous-sol and you have to make an appointment to shop.

It’s as Parisian as you can get : it feel exclusive but everyone is welcome to make an appointment. It’s not real couture, it’s something much more modern, but the dream is still there.

Rue du Mail, 5, Rue du Mail, 75002 Paris, tel +33 1 42 60 19 20, commercial@ruedumail.com

Okuda, the Kaiseki experience without taking the plane to Japan
  • 18
  • Nov
  • 2013

Chef Toru Okuda has several Michelin stars in Tokyo. He wants to shine in Paris, France because the Kaiseki food can only be compared to the French cuisine, he says.

The interior of the restaurant is simple and pure. Take some time, it takes more or less 2 hours for the Kaiseki ritual which consists of a lot small plates with very fresh products.

When you leave the place, you will be surprised of such delicacies, the zen spirit brings you a little bit in Japan.

Okuda, 7, Rue de la Trémoille, 75008 Paris, tel. + 31 1 40 70 19 19