Walk to Notre Dame and continue past it off the island to the other small island, Ile St Louis. There’s one main street that goes down the middle. Take it almost to the end to find this charming restaurant. It’s very reasonably priced and has excellent French food. There are other restaurants on the island besides this.
You can also use metro stop Pont Marie, which is on the right bank. Cross the river to the Ile St Louis and look for 30 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile.
30 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile
Food and drink festival between 5 &15 October 2007. Thirty five bars, restuarants and shops around Chorlton and Whalley Range are taking part. Chorlton joins other areas of Greater Manchester for the annual Manchester Food and Drinks Festival.
All over Chorlton-cum-hardy. For more information pick up a festival brochure from outlets including - Barbakan, Pad-chorlton, Unicorn and Wild at Heart
Sitting at the foot of the Mohawk Trail and pitched nicely between Northampton and Brattleboro (Vt.) just off I-91, Greenfield is a great, if little-known town.
It has the feel of a place past its heyday but ready to make a comeback: lovely 19th century homes, a farmers' market and a walkable downtown.
It has some excellent eateries, including the People's Pint pub and restaurant, the Hope and Olive restaurant, Blue Thai Ginger and Mirling's bakery. Koko's Cafe for coffee and sandwiches on Main Street.
The surrounding countryside is lovely and varied. Apple orchards abound and in the autumn you can 'pick your own' or sample the delights of sweet apple cider. Maple syrup is everywhere.
Situated as it is, Greenfield is a gateway to the beautiful Berkshire Hills. From here, you can wind your way along Rte. 2 to groovy North Adams; or, leave Rte. 2 at the small-but-perfectly-formed Shelburne Falls and head north on Rte. 112 up through Colrain to southern Vermont for outstanding views of quintessential New England landscapes. Oh, did I mention Fall foliage? It's happening right now. Brilliant.
Western Massachusetts, the north-west corner.
Gourmet goodies: forget the opéra, éclair and tarte au citron. The macaron is the ultimate indulgent délice. Find these bite size mise-en-bouche adorning patisserie windows in rainbow colours: shocking pink, peach, sunshine yellow.
Head to Gerard Mulot on Rue de Seine: the haunt of true Parisian gourmands. Your senses will lead you to this treasure trove with the warm scent of almonds, cream and sugar wafting towards St Germain des Pres. Macarons au nougat, a l'abricot and a la fraise et au rhubarbe are some of the scrummiest. Nibble away the crisp outer shell to reveal soft, squidgy almond within.
Kingdom Trails in East Burke, Vermont: miles of single-track riding through idyllic rolling terrain.
Not to be missed by mountain bike enthusiasts. There's a local pub and country shop for after ride beer and food.
If you enjoy duck then you will love 'Le Petit Canard Restaurant' at 19 Rue Henri Monnier, 75009 in Paris. They serve duck reared on their family farm in a vast variety of interesting and tempting ways. But beware if one of your party does not like duck as your visit could turn out to be like the Monty Python 'SPAM' episode as virtually all dishes contain duck to varying degrees. However the duck is delicious and I would recommend a visit.
19 Rue Henri Monnier, 75009
When recently in Montmartre we found a tiny shop called Manani, Rue des Trois Frères, selling bags made with the most beautiful African prints before making our way down to Fuxia which is such a simple and beautiful deli.
If ever you find yourself on Rue des Martyrs take a peek at their amazing array of wine, pastas, salads and vegetables. The beautiful waitresses are also very knowledgeable about the best bars and places to dance in Paris. Try happy hour at Fluid (same street), charming waiters and beautiful music, the perfect place to become a regular.
Probably one of the best pubs in Rochester. Slightly out of the tourist route as it is behind the high street, the castle and the cathedral on the smal road leading out of Rochester.
Small and cosy with open fire in winter. Only two bars with the saloon serving excellent food at lunchtime - except on Sundays.
10 St. Margaret's Street Rochester, Kent:
Hot chocolate and chestnut cream cakes at Angelina's - an absolutely must-do event in Paris.
It's a traditional teahouse - with fin-de-siecle decor and mouth-watering cakes on display cabinets by the entrance that will have even the most die-hard savoury fans entranced. It's on Rue de Rivoli, opposite Tuileries, so you can have a wander round the gardens and over to the river when you've had your fill.
A great little restaurant hidden in the back of the wine shop here - walk through the wine shop and up a couple of steps, open the curtain and there are about seven tables.
You can eat good food and drink the wine from the wine shop - very smoky but snug and secretive.
The new owners of bar Antoine in Rue de la Prefecture have certainly changed the place; it’s cleaner, more sophisticated and with a less varied menu, but: it is still a very French atmosphere with lovely food and good service.
Try the Parma ham freshly sliced to order in front of you. The duck is good too and the truffle risotto to die for. It’s still one of the busiest restaurants in Old Nice, a place where every other doorway leads to a restaurant, so book a table and enjoy.
Rue de la Prefecture
Ugh, it's New England and it's autumn. Why would anyone traipse around Boston and Cambridge? You want to see autumn colors and beautiful landscapes. Get on a train going North to beautiful Cape Ann, the far, far suburbs. You can head for Gloucester – Italian cafes, a harbor, maybe dinner if you see something you like walking around the town.
On the train trip to Cape Ann, which goes along the ocean, you can get out at Beverly. See a movie at the wonderfully restored Cabot Theater and have dinner nearby at any one of some excellent restaurants. Get out at Beverly Farms and have dinner in one of the few small restaurants downtown (one block long), then walk to the beach.
On the train from Boston to Cape Ann
A culinary gem serving ONLY a simple salad start with two rounds of stesk and chips to follow but with oodles of Parisian style. Right in the heart of St Germain, a great place to begin an evening.
20 bis rue St. Benoit, nearest metro St. Germain des Pres
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