Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Christina Huang in Istanbul

Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Christina Huang in Istanbul
Photograph courtesy of Michel Fortin

Christina Huang is chef and co-founder of Zaoka, a restaurant serving Taiwanese fusion cuisine near the popular Mouffetard street market in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. She was recently invited by the Cordon Bleu in Istanbul to give a talk on the topic of international gastronomy trends.

Huang graduated from the Cordon Bleu in Paris with a Grand Diplôme, a two-track program that trains students in both pastry and cuisine, in 2015. Following her graduation, she went on to found a restaurant that serves Taiwanese fusion cuisine. We dined there in mid-December 2017 and posted a review to our Paris Insights restaurant review page (sign in to gain access to the review).

Huang received a diploma in Chinese literature in her native Taiwan and went on to study management at a business school in London. She worked for a while in the fashion and luxury trade before realizing that her true calling was gastronomy. Consequently, she enrolled in the Grand Diplôme program at the Cordon Bleu. The rest is history!

Travelers to Paris will enjoy dining at Zaoka. Try the Gua Bao, a steamed bun containing tender, braised pork belly garnished with stir-fried pickled mustard greens and ground peanuts.

Bon appétit!

Zaoka
3, rue des Patriarches
75005 Paris
Open Wed 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Thurs to Sat noon – 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Metro: Censier-Daubenton (Line 7)
Telephone: 06.67.59.67.82

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Paris Is for Artists

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Artist at Quai de Conti
Photograph by Discover Paris!

An artists paints a city scene at quai de Conti.

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Tatiana Balabanis Talks about the Paris Cultural Mix

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Tatiana Balabanis Talks about the Paris Cultural Mix
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Tatiana Balabanis, summer intern for the Wells International Foundation, talks about the Paris cultural mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXdYQL7Q-mg.

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Join Us for Our “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden” Walk

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Luxembourg Garden Scene
Photograph by Discover Paris!Scene

Traveling to Paris soon? Click here to learn about our “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden” walk: http://discoverparis.net/black-history-in-and-around-the-luxembourg-garden.

It’s one of our most popular walking tours!

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It’s Not Too Late to Give Your Sweetheart a Valentine to Paris

Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Paris Insights - An Anthology

Travel writer Jim Calio has called our book Paris Insights – An Anthology “a wonderful valentine to Paris, unlike anything you’re likely to find in a standard guidebook.” Better than a box of chocolates, it is a gift that offers an insider’s view of the things to love about Paris.

Paris Insights – An Anthology was created with the Francophile reader in mind. Written in a lively, personal style that is both revealing and inspiring, this collection of informative newsletters explores various aspects of history, culture, and contemporary life in the City of Light. Published by Discover Paris!, it contains 33 articles that are grouped into chapters by theme: La Vie Parisienne (Life in Paris), Americans in Paris, Churches and Cathedrals, Tasty Treats, and Paris, Past and Present.

Our book is available in three editions: Premium (full color), Travelers’ (black and white), and Kindle (electronic). Click here to learn more or to purchase now!

The Kindle edition of Paris Insights – An Anthology is now available to give as a gift with free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet! At $9.95, this version of the book is a fraction of the cost of our Premium edition, and your sweetheart can receive it instantly thanks to Amazon’s Whispernet technology.

When you give your love the Kindle edition, be sure to tell him or her that a Kindle device is not required to enjoy Paris Insights – An Anthology. Amazon.com provides free Kindle reader apps that allow anyone to read Paris Insights – An Anthology and other Kindle books on any major computer, smartphone, or tablet.

To purchase, click on image below.

Discover the beauty and passion of the world’s most romantic city in Paris Insights – An Anthology.

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Give the Gift of Paris on Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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When your beloved whispers “Take me away,” do you dream of Paris?

Travel writer Jim Calio has called our book Paris Insights – An Anthology “a wonderful valentine to Paris, unlike anything you’re likely to find in a standard guidebook.”

Better than a box of chocolates, it is a gift that offers an insider’s view of the things to love about the City of Light.

Our book is available in three editions: Premium (full color), Travelers’ (black and white), and Kindle (electronic). Click here to learn more or to purchase now!

The Kindle edition of Paris Insights – An Anthology can be purchased and downloaded immediately. At $9.95, this version of the book is a fraction of the cost of our Premium edition, and you can receive it instantly thanks to Amazon’s Whispernet technology.

When you give your love the Kindle edition, be sure to tell him or her that a Kindle device is not required to enjoy Paris Insights – An Anthology. Amazon.com provides free Kindle reader apps that allow anyone to read Paris Insights – An Anthology and other Kindle books on any major computer, smartphone, or tablet.

To purchase, click on image below.

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Give Your Valentine a Valentine to Paris

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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When your beloved whispers “Be my Valentine,” do you dream of Paris?

Travel writer Jim Calio has called our book Paris Insights – An Anthology “a wonderful valentine to Paris, unlike anything you’re likely to find in a standard guidebook.”

Better than a box of chocolates, it is a gift that offers an insider’s view of the things to love about the City of Light.

Our book is available in three editions: Premium (full color), Travelers’ (black and white), and Kindle (electronic). Click here to learn more or to purchase now!

Discover the beauty and passion of the world’s most romantic city in Paris Insights – An Anthology.

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Give the Gift of Paris on Valentine’s Day

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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When your beloved whispers “Take me away,” do you dream of Paris?

Travel writer Jim Calio has called our book Paris Insights – An Anthology “a wonderful valentine to Paris, unlike anything you’re likely to find in a standard guidebook.”

Better than a box of chocolates, it is a gift that offers an insider’s view of the things to love about the City of Light.

Our book is available in three editions: Premium (full color), Travelers’ (black and white), and Kindle (electronic). Click here to learn more or to purchase now!

Discover the beauty and passion of the world’s most romantic city in Paris Insights – An Anthology.

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The Frog at Bercy Village
Our Monthly Restaurant Review in Paris Insights: The Newsletter

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Brewmaster Michael Gilmore, left and Assistant Manager Alex Beaufrere, right

The Frog at Bercy Village
Brewmaster Michael Gilmore, left
Assistant Manager Alex Beaufrère, right
Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net

The Frog at Bercy Village is located in one of the wine warehouses that have been preserved at Bercy Village, once the largest wine depot in the world, now an outdoor shopping mall. As well as operating as a restaurant, this establishment is also a microbrewery that produces and serves its own beer.

We dined there and then interviewed the assistant manager, Alex Beaufrère, and the brewmaster, Michael Gilmore, to learn about artisanal beer production. Our review of the restaurant and our report on artisanal beer production can be found in the November issue of Paris Insights, our monthly newsletter about history, culture, and contemporary life in the City of Light. Click here to read the abstract of the article.

Paris Insights is published monthly as a downloadable PDF file. It is available only to paid subscribers for an annual subscription fee of $30.

If you are not a paid subscriber and would like to download the newsletter, please click here. Enter promotional code 11473309154 to receive a $5 discount off the price of an annual subscription.

Bonne Lecture!

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A Hallowe’en Aftershock

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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Tom Reeves, co-founder of Discover Paris!, photographed while investigating reports of paranormal phenomena on Hallowe’en in Paris.

Smoke from Eye Sockets

Smoke from Eye Sockets
Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net

Forehead Aflame

Forehead Aflame
Photo by www.DiscoverParis.net

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