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Jacques Genin open in August?

Thanks! Do you know the exact dates? I might be in Paris from 29th of Aug til 5th of September. Will they open from 1st of September?

Aug 06, 2012
spiidi in France

Jacques Genin open in August?

I can't seem to find info about dates when Jacques Genin is closed for vacation in August. I'm planning a trip to Paris late August and would want to make sure that I'm not in town when the masters doors are closed.

Aug 05, 2012
spiidi in France

Gelato in Milan

I'll be stopping by Milan in a week and will be eating a lot of gelato. From my last year trip I already know some favorites:

Il Massimo del Gelato
Grom
Chocolat
Cioccolati Italiani

Do you have something new and good to add to this list?

Jun 28, 2012
spiidi in Italy

Paris wine bars open on Monday afternoon?

Thanks a lot! I guess that's my option then. Or maybe I'll just grab some snack and wait until dinner time. Do you know about Cuisine de Bar on Cherche-Midi? Their website says that they have all-day-dining. I guess that can be my snack then.

Feb 25, 2012
spiidi in France

Paris wine bars open on Monday afternoon?

So most of the wine bars close after lunch and don't even serve some cheese / charcuterie?

Feb 25, 2012
spiidi in France

Paris wine bars open on Monday afternoon?

I arrive to Paris on a Monday afternoon in March, around 3pm. That's too late for lunch. Are there some wine bars open where I could get a nice plate of cheese / charcuterie and a glass of good wine? I'm staying in 11th area.

I was aiming for Au Passage but seems that they only open for Monday dinner. Septime is very close to my hotel but it's closed on Monday.

Feb 23, 2012
spiidi in France

used cookbooks

I found a store called La Cocotte in 11th. Website that suggested it said that it specializes only on cookbooks. I haven't been to there myself.

http://editorial.lacocotte.net/

Feb 20, 2012
spiidi in France

Salon de thé for breakfast (Paris)

That's the thing, I'm not really looking for the best, just a combination of nice cafe + someones suggestion that there you can get really good croissants. That doesn't seem too easy to find.

Currently I'm opting for taking few croissant from a boulangerie and hoping that a nice smile will get me away with eating them at a cafe :)

Feb 20, 2012
spiidi in France

Salon de thé for breakfast (Paris)

Thanks everyone!

Delucacheesemonger, unfortunately Genin opens at 11am, so this will be my afternoon delight.

PhilD, agree, that makes it so hard to find a nice breakfast place since I don't want to eat in my hotel room and mid March can still be a bit cold for a park bench early in the morning.

Parnassien, I disagree with croissant being a croissant being a croissant. It's like saying that chocolate is chocolate is chocolate. I don't mind fussing a bit if it gets me a really good croissant :)

Are croissants good at Angelina? Isn't it as touristy as Laduree?

I've heard a lot good about Bread & Roses but it's not that inviting for me with it's modern American feel, Angelina surroundings will make me feel much more Paris :)

Feb 19, 2012
spiidi in France

Salon de thé for breakfast (Paris)

Thanks PhilD, I read that too. It's the thing with most of the suggestions that when the place is nice and coffee good then the pastries are "decent". It's not bad but since I'm in Paris for 3 morning only then I'd like more than decent :)

Delucacheesemonger, I'm in 11th near Bastille but don't mind to travel even very early in the morning. Thanks a lot, I'll add Dalloyau to my list too.

Feb 18, 2012
spiidi in France

Salon de thé for breakfast (Paris)

I'll be in Paris mid March and am looking for salon de thé's to have a nice breakfast. And by nice I mean pretty surroundings and good croissants. I'm really out for the best croissants, I know a lot of great boulangeries for really good croissants (Hermé, Blé Sucré, Le Triomphe, Des Gateaux et du Pain etc) but I'd like to sit down with a cup of coffee too.

How good are croissants (and pain au chocolat) at Ladurée? They have nice tearooms.

I know that croissants is Paris are probably good at any corner cafe but I'm not looking for good, I'd like exceptional :)

Feb 18, 2012
spiidi in France