When Debbie and I are in Paris for one of our regular stays, we are always in touch with the latest intel from one of our favorite all time Paris professional foodies, Alex Lobrano. We first met Alex a number of years ago with David Lebovitz and Mort Rosenblum. What a gregarious and Paris centric food expert Alex is. You may know Alex as the long-time European food correspondent for the now defunct Gourmet Magazine. Well, Alex is going as strong as ever and here offers up his latest round of must have inside Paris gastronomical intelligence. Lucky you for joining in. Alex is the best.
In Paris, it’s possible to do a Tour de France without a bicycle, since one of the most unique layers of the city’s food chain is its many French regional tables. Indeed the cooking of almost every corner of France is available in Paris, although some regions, notably the Auvergne and Alsace, are better represented than others, like the north of France, which has just a single address, Le Graindorge, vaunting such Flemish favorites as waterzooï (chicken and vegetables stewed in cream enriched bouillon) or carbonade, beef cooked in a sauce of beer.
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