Why I Love the 7th Arrondissement of Paris! If You Feel the Same, Join the Club!

Why I Love the 7th Arrondissement of Paris! If You Feel the Same, Join the Club!

We had an exceptional response from our first fractional offer — the lovely Cairanne apartment. Many of the buyers know the 7th arrondissement of Paris, as they’ve stayed there and love it as I do. One interested couple asked what I personally love about life in this neighborhood, in the heart of the Left Bank. Explaining why is easy. ... Read More

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Paris

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Paris

For foodies seeking seductive dining options in Paris, the choice can be bewildering. The city is packed with intimate brasseries and chic restaurants, ideal for dining à deux. To help you select the best, we’ve listed 10 of the most romantic restaurants in Paris. Straight from our little black book, they’re guaranteed to get you in the mood for love… ... Read More

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

The French take their pre-dinner drinks very seriously. Known as the apéro (derived from the word apéritif) it’s a pre-dinner drink with finger food and can encompass everything from olives and cured ham to elaborate bite-sized snacks. The star of any pre-dinner drinks, however, is the gougère, the French cheese puff. Light, fluffy and with a delicious cheese flavor, it feels warm and welcoming at the same time. ... Read More

7 Of The Best Hot Chocolates You’ll Ever Taste In Paris

7 Of The Best Hot Chocolates You’ll Ever Taste In Paris

Hot chocolate is just for kids, right? Not in Europe, it isn’t. Imagine a cup of luxurious molten hot chocolate before you, profoundly rich and velvety and with a perfectly-tempered balance of bitterness and sweetness. This stuff isn’t child’s play – it’s a serious undertaking. Here are seven of the best places for hot chocolate in Paris: but remember, please drink responsibly. ... Read More

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

Looking for a charming Parisian café serving mouth-watering classic French fare? Café Constant ticks those boxes and so much more. After hearing top-notch reviews about Café Constant from our guests and my Paris Perfect colleagues, I just had to try it. It looked like a cozy and cheerful destination for a leisurely lunch with my mum, on her latest trip to visit me in Paris. ... Read More

Our Latest Gourmet Experience: French Wine And Cheese Pairing

Our Latest Gourmet Experience: French Wine And Cheese Pairing

We were delighted when we recently launched Paris Perfect Gourmet Experiences and our handpicked cooking courses – to rave reviews. Watch this space over the forthcoming months for details of more exciting culinary courses, we have big plans. We’re also thrilled to announce our latest partnership: it offers an irresistible opportunity to demystify the often-intimidating world of French wines. ... Read More

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

Our good friends have recently purchased a country home in Normandy – not far from Paris. They had loads of beautiful homegrown figs and they gave us with a huge bag. The first thing I did was make this divine apple and fig clafoutis. It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly. ... Read More

Indulgently Delicious Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarte!

Indulgently Delicious Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarte!

Typical chocolate tarts consist simply of chocolate ganache and crust – but this indulgent version has a super secret salted caramel layer hidden inside! The sweetness of the caramel cuts the richness of the dark chocolate, while the hint of salt on your palate maintains the perfect balance. Try making this crowd-pleaser for your next get-together or event, and you’re sure to please! ... Read More

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Purple Olives

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Purple Olives

This is probably one of Morocco’s best-known tagines featuring two ingredients indispensable to Moroccan cuisine; tangy salt-cured lemons and slightly bitter, half-ripe purple olives. A delicious dish from the kitchen of the supremely talented chef Charlotte Puckette, this tagine is sure to please the palate and delight everyone at the table. ... Read More

Zia: A New Café and Picnics-to-Go Near Metro École Militaire

Zia: A New Café and Picnics-to-Go Near Metro École Militaire

A fresh and exciting restaurant has opened up just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and brunches paired with gourmet coffees. Chef Justin Kent, a New Mexico native and French-trained chef, opened his bright and airy coffee shop and eatery Zia in January 2017. ... Read More

101 Must-Eat Bistros in Paris Revealed!

101 Must-Eat Bistros in Paris Revealed!

Calling all restaurant lovers! If enjoying a great meal out is one of the things you think about most when planning your next trip to Paris, then grab a coffee, sit back and read on… as the One Hundred (and One) Must-Eat Bistros in Paris are revealed. ... Read More

Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

Garlic Lamb Chops with Warm Bean Salad & Persillade

This delicious recipe for lamb chops involves marinating them in garlic and herbs and serving together with a warm white bean salad and oven-baked tomatoes, finished with a “persillade” – a simple dressing, made out of fresh parsley and basil, garlic, lemon and olive oil. ... Read More

The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

Pastry shops and bakeries abound in Paris – there’s practically one on every street corner. Since we love the 7th arrondissement so much, and know that many of our guests prefer to stay in this area near the Eiffel Tower, we’ve compiled a list of the best pastry shops along Rue Saint Dominique! ... Read More

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

This lusciously soft custard dessert is like creme brulée’s saucy cousin. With exotic citrus fruits like kumquat and the cozy flavor of fresh vanilla pods, this unique crème caramel achieves the perfect balance between sweet, creamy and tart. Really impress your friends and family with this surprisingly light after-dinner treat! ... Read More

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