Eat in Paris: Poké Bar




Coming from New York, I was in dire need of searching for the best poké here in Paris.
After trying almost every poké spots, I have finally found my favorite: Poké Bar.





With 3 locations in the city (and expanding), Poké Bar Paris provides excellent poké bowls with the freshest ingredients.






You can choose from the signature menus, or even create your own bowl.




The menu ranges from classic options such as salmon and tuna to seasonal ones like daurade and even offers vegetarian options, such as tofu.


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My go-to is the Salmon Oahu, where all of the ingredients work together to create refreshing flavors.











Poke Bar Paris (@parispokebar)
OPERA: 24 Rue du 4 Septembre, 75002 Paris
MADELEINE: 3 Rue Vignon, 75008 Paris
LAFAYETTE: 60 Rue de Provence, 75009 Paris






Eat in Paris: Klay Saint-Sauveur



Klay Saint-Sauveur is a restaurant-bar (and also a sports club) located in a quiet street in a bustling Montorgueil district.





In the inner patio, the ambiance is tropical and welcoming with beautiful plants and greens.





The menu offers light dishes such as salads, superbowls, and eggs, as well as main dishes like meat, fish, and vegetables.





We opted for the Klay’s Caesar Salad, Avocado Toast, and Raspberry Quinoa Superbowl.





My personal favorite was the avocado toast, which came with crabmeat.





For dessert, we decided to share the Mango & Coconut Pavlova, which is a meringue-based dessert, and quickly after our first few bites we regretted ordering just one.








Klay Saint-Sauveur (@klaysaintsauveur)
4 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris






Hotel Byblos, St. Tropez





During our recent trip to St. Tropez, we had the incredible opportunity to visit the legendary Hotel Byblos.





With timeless history and elegant luxury, the 5-star hotel has lived through decades without giving into trends, and remains to provide top-notch service and excellent comfort up to this day.






Each of the 91 rooms and suites are uniquely decorated in a Provençal theme, and reflects the coastal region’s lifestyle.






Along with the gorgeous pool, and fitness center, the Tropezian palace also offers exceptional treatments at the Spa by Sisley Cosmetics.

At the most miraculous spa I have ever set my foot in, there were the Lebanese room dating back to the 17th century that was transported stone by stone from a palace in Beirus, the extraordinary Moroccan shower, a hammam and a resting bed..







After the magical tour of the hotel, we were taken to the RIVEA Restaurant for a surprise tour behind the kitchen and our delightful aperitif with the chef Vincent Maillard..







We finally sat down in the beautiful atmosphere, and started with the Byblos’ signature Rosé, which was absolutely delicious..


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For our starters, we chose the assortment of 3 appetizers: squid fritters, burrata tomatoes, and fresh vegetables.




Moving onto our main dishes, I ordered the Veal chop with country bacon and green peas ‘à la Française.’ I had trouble taking these photos because I wanted to devour my plate already! I also appreciated our waiters’ attention to details, such as asking to switch my wine from rosé to red, as I had ordered red meat. It’s really in the simplest things like this that makes me appreciate the service.


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Our other main plate, and my favorite, was the grilled wild bass, accompanied by tender fennel with saffron. The fish was cooked perfectly and each and every ingredient  (especially the sauce) worked together to highlight the dish.





And for the grand finale, the Tropézienne (St. Tropez’s signature pastry) in the Byblos style. We had been meaning to try the Tropézienne during our trip and we were so happy to have done so right here at Rivea.


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Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and the outstanding food.. We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience, and we are still dreaming of ours.

Thank you to everyone at Hotel Byblos and RIVEA for the incredible night anyone could ever ask for.. À bientôt!


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HOTEL BYBLOS (@byblossttropez)
20 Avenue Paul Signac, 83990 Saint-Tropez









Eat in Paris: Restaurant Anne





Restaurant Anne is a newly opened restaurant at the beautiful Le Pavillon de la Reine.


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We sat down in the stunning courtyard under the sun..


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We opted for the tasting menu, which consisted of
– Lightly Cooked Langoustines
– Filet of Sole Meunière
– Roast Palette du Béarn
– Lemon Bontemps 

as well as some a la carte dishes…

Click HERE to see the full menu.








Entrées  Foie Gras / Langoustines

The Langoustines were light and refreshing, perfectly preparing me for the next course..




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Plats Filet of Sole Meunière / Roast Palette du Béarn / Saddle of Lamb with Estragon

The Roast Palette was scrumptious with its flavorful glaze, but my favorite was surprisingly the Saddle of Lamb, as I am not usually a big fan of lamb in general. It was perfect cooked, and the gnocchis were the most wonderful companion.





Desserts  Gariguette Strawberries / Lemon Bontemps






Restaurant Anne (@pavillon_de_la_reine)
28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris










Stay in Paris: Le Cinq Codet



Housed in a former France Telecom building dating back to the 30s, Le Cinq Codet is a 5-star hotel located in the quiet 7th Arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides Museum.





Reworked by a master and filled with museum-worthy art and design, Le Cinq Codet exudes Art Deco atmosphere with modern and contemporary elegance.


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My Duplex Room was filled with beautiful design details, high ceilings, and warm ambiance.


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Hotel Le Cinq Codet also features a restaurant, terrace, and spa.








Le Cinq Codet (@lecinqcodet)
5 Rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris









Eat in Paris: Restaurant Cléo




After a wonderful staycation at Le Narcisse Blanc, we recently had the pleasure of returning to the elegant hotel for lunch at their on-site restaurant Cléo.


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Cléo offers set lunch options, and we opted for the Menu Narcisse, which consists of Entrée/Plat/Dessert.





From the first bite of our entrées (Burrata with anchovies, Smoked mussel salad) we were pleasantly surprised with the unique flavors; they were nothing like anything we have ever had.







One of the main dishes we ordered was the Saint-Pierre John Dory. With grilled eggplants, zucchini, and dried tomatoes, the dish was very palatable and rich in flavor.






Light and savory, the Pollock was another main plate we ordered. The delightful fish was accompanied by fregola sarda pasta, pickles, and arugula pesto.







To finish off, the «Cléo Cheesecake» with fresh strawberries and short bread crumble is not to be missed.






Thank you to Chef Zachary Gaviller, the team at Restaurant Cléo and Le Narcisse Blanc!





Restaurant Cléo @ Le Narcisse Blanc
19 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris









Taste of Paris 2018



Taste of Paris is the World’s Greatest Gastronomy Festival.







The annual event, once again, took place at the beautiful Grand Palais, with the capital’s best restaurants for four days of delicious food tastings, cooking shows, and meet & greets with the chefs.



Pierre Sang












La Maison Lenôtre









… and more from, EPOCA, KEI, UMA …






At Taste of Paris, there are also an array of 100+ artisans and food producers you can shop from.
















For the full menu of 2018’s event, click HERE.

For more information on TASTE OF PARIS, click HERE.