Le Ruisseau – Burgers in the 18th arrondissement

Paris’ love for burgers is showing no signs of abating, with burger joints continuing to pop up all over the capital, even as far a field as the new, tasteful Le Ruisseau in a rather quiet corner of the 18th arrondissement. This part of town – on the other side of Montmartre, away from the picture-perfect Amélie-style photo ops –  is rather residential but has lately been showing signs of slowly but surely becoming a destination in and of itself (see our piece on The Other Side of Montmartre) with a trendy Scandiwegian furniture shop, a connaisseur-approved coffee bar and a super-stylish garden concept store all part of the neighbourhood’s draw. Le Ruisseau – helmed by chef Alban Jousse, who was trained at Michelin-starred restaurant, Laurent – is bringing more local hipsters out of the woodwork to hang out in its pared-back setting and chow down on one of its many top-notch burgers (including a goats cheese burger, a BBQ burger, a tartare burger and a mighty fine veggie burger – prices from €12), served with homemade chips and a green salad, and washed down with Brooklyn Lager on tap, a cocktail (Mojito, Gin FIzz, Americano… €7.50/8) or wine by the glass or bottle (from €4 for a glass of Chinon Rouge). For those who can’t choose between all the burger options, a pair of mini burgers of your choice can be ordered so two flavours can be sampled. And for those all burgered out, there are also other delights on offer including a chicken club sandwich, steak tartare and a Caesar salad. Save some space for the desserts (from €5.50) which include a global round up of sweet favourites from cheesecake and tiramisu, to fondant au chocolat and apple sorbet in Calvados. A welcome addition to the 18th. 
Le Ruisseau
65 rue du Ruisseau
75018 Paris
Open Tues-Sun lunch and dinner; Sun brunch. 

all photos copyright Kim Laidlaw / Unlock Paris
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Le Ruisseau – Burgers in the 18th arrondissement

Paris’ love for burgers is showing no signs of abating, with burger joints continuing to pop up all over the capital, even as far a field as the new, tasteful Le Ruisseau in a rather quiet corner of the 18th arrondissement. This part of town – on the other side of Montmartre, away from the picture-perfect Amélie-style photo ops –  is rather residential but has lately been showing signs of slowly but surely becoming a destination in and of itself (see our piece on The Other Side of Montmartre) with a trendy Scandiwegian furniture shop, a connaisseur-approved coffee bar and a super-stylish garden concept store all part of the neighbourhood’s draw. Le Ruisseau – helmed by chef Alban Jousse, who was trained at Michelin-starred restaurant, Laurent – is bringing more local hipsters out of the woodwork to hang out in its pared-back setting and chow down on one of its many top-notch burgers (including a goats cheese burger, a BBQ burger, a tartare burger and a mighty fine veggie burger – prices from €12), served with homemade chips and a green salad, and washed down with Brooklyn Lager on tap, a cocktail (Mojito, Gin FIzz, Americano… €7.50/8) or wine by the glass or bottle (from €4 for a glass of Chinon Rouge). For those who can’t choose between all the burger options, a pair of mini burgers of your choice can be ordered so two flavours can be sampled. And for those all burgered out, there are also other delights on offer including a chicken club sandwich, steak tartare and a Caesar salad. Save some space for the desserts (from €5.50) which include a global round up of sweet favourites from cheesecake and tiramisu, to fondant au chocolat and apple sorbet in Calvados. A welcome addition to the 18th. 
Le Ruisseau
65 rue du Ruisseau
75018 Paris
Open Tues-Sun lunch and dinner; Sun brunch. 

all photos copyright Kim Laidlaw / Unlock Paris
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Café Marlette

Created by sisters Margot and Scarlette, Marlette began as an organic food brand selling bread and cake mixes (stocked at choice Paris addresses such as Claus and Causses), and has now branched out to include the freshly opened Café Marlette, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and snacks. The charming space on the trendy rue des Martyrs – with a pared back, bright and breezy decor of bare-brick walls and comfy window seats strewn with cushions – provides a convivial backdrop for laidback daytime dining. On the menu are simple, organic and healthy options at reasonable prices (from €7.50), including sandwiches (such as the delicate yet filling goats cheese, honey and raisin baguette), seasonal salads, soups and sweet treats fresh out of the oven such as cookies and scones. These can all be washed down with superior coffee supplied by Paris coffee masters, Coutume, organic tea from Lov or organic wine for those who wish to indulge. Brunch – featuring a selection of breads and jams, granola, compote and more – is served on the weekends (€25) and the Marlette bread and pastry mixes, from whence this story all began, are also on sale. 
Café Marlette
51 rue des Martyrs, 
75009 Paris
Open: Tues-Fri, 8.30am-7.30pm; Sat, 10am-7.30pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

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Café Marlette

Created by sisters Margot and Scarlette, Marlette began as an organic food brand selling bread and cake mixes (stocked at choice Paris addresses such as Claus and Causses), and has now branched out to include the freshly opened Café Marlette, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and snacks. The charming space on the trendy rue des Martyrs – with a pared back, bright and breezy decor of bare-brick walls and comfy window seats strewn with cushions – provides a convivial backdrop for laidback daytime dining. On the menu are simple, organic and healthy options at reasonable prices (from €7.50), including sandwiches (such as the delicate yet filling goats cheese, honey and raisin baguette), seasonal salads, soups and sweet treats fresh out of the oven such as cookies and scones. These can all be washed down with superior coffee supplied by Paris coffee masters, Coutume, organic tea from Lov or organic wine for those who wish to indulge. Brunch – featuring a selection of breads and jams, granola, compote and more – is served on the weekends (€25) and the Marlette bread and pastry mixes, from whence this story all began, are also on sale. 
Café Marlette
51 rue des Martyrs, 
75009 Paris
Open: Tues-Fri, 8.30am-7.30pm; Sat, 10am-7.30pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

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Chez Moi, Paris

Chez Moi, Paris is a brand new boutique in the capital’s first arrondissement, based upon the concept of an apartment – complete with bathroom, sitting room, dining room and bedroom – in which owner Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon lives, eats and sleeps, and in which everything is for sale. The clean and sleek space, kitted out with a wooden runway leading from the front of the shop to the sleeping quarters, designed by Freek architects, is a backdrop for a sharp selection of artworks, homeware, magazines and journals (including Self Service, Purple, Roven), wine, furniture, clothes, accessories and more. There will also be food and drinks served in the near future, to offer a total homely experience. The idea is that you come and hang out with JB and his friends (and their cute dogs, on our visit), admire the decor, and leave with some of it under your arm. Come on in and make yourself at home.  
Chez Moi, Paris
25 rue Hérold, 75001 Paris

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Chez Moi, Paris

Chez Moi, Paris is a brand new boutique in the capital’s first arrondissement, based upon the concept of an apartment – complete with bathroom, sitting room, dining room and bedroom – in which owner Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon lives, eats and sleeps, and in which everything is for sale. The clean and sleek space, kitted out with a wooden runway leading from the front of the shop to the sleeping quarters, designed by Freek architects, is a backdrop for a sharp selection of artworks, homeware, magazines and journals (including Self Service, Purple, Roven), wine, furniture, clothes, accessories and more. There will also be food and drinks served in the near future, to offer a total homely experience. The idea is that you come and hang out with JB and his friends (and their cute dogs, on our visit), admire the decor, and leave with some of it under your arm. Come on in and make yourself at home.  
Chez Moi, Paris
25 rue Hérold, 75001 Paris

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Announcing HUNGRY FOR FRANCE, and a Reminder that this Blog has Moved

 
   If you’ve arrived at this site, please note that my blog permanently moved to a new address several months ago:
www.alexanderlobrano.com  Please come have a look, and thanks for your readership. If you wish to comment or contac…

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Announcing HUNGRY FOR FRANCE, and a Reminder that this Blog has Moved

 
   If you’ve arrived at this site, please note that my blog permanently moved to a new address several months ago:
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Animetro par Clarisse Rebotier et Thomas Subtil à la Millesime gallery

ANIMETRO est né de la rencontre passionnante entre deux photographes, Clarisse Rebotier et Thomas Subtil. Le travail personnel de Clarisse s’articule autour de mises en scène sensuelles et humoristiques se jouant avec délectation de troublants changements d’échelles. Des figurines ou des insectes paraissent vivants, voire à taille humaine, tant l’illusion de leurs faits et gestes est palpable… […]

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Animetro par Clarisse Rebotier et Thomas Subtil à la Millesime gallery

ANIMETRO est né de la rencontre passionnante entre deux photographes, Clarisse Rebotier et Thomas Subtil. Le travail personnel de Clarisse s’articule autour de mises en scène sensuelles et humoristiques se jouant avec délectation de troublants changements d’échelles. Des figurines ou des insectes paraissent vivants, voire à taille humaine, tant l’illusion de leurs faits et gestes est palpable… […]

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Abdollah Heidari lauréat de la première édition du prix FIPCOM

  Le Prix FIPCOM (Fujairah International Photo Competition) récompense des photographes exexcant dans la catégorie photographique du Photo-Journalisme. Pour sa première édition, chaque candidat devait soumettre son travail dans deux catégories parmi les cinq qui leur étaient proposées , News, environement, sport, économie, reportage, et qui couvraient les événements qui ont marqué l’ectualité de l’année 2013. […]

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Abdollah Heidari lauréat de la première édition du prix FIPCOM

  Le Prix FIPCOM (Fujairah International Photo Competition) récompense des photographes exexcant dans la catégorie photographique du Photo-Journalisme. Pour sa première édition, chaque candidat devait soumettre son travail dans deux catégories parmi les cinq qui leur étaient proposées , News, environement, sport, économie, reportage, et qui couvraient les événements qui ont marqué l’ectualité de l’année 2013. […]

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Tsubame

We love SoPi (South Pigalle, dontchaknow), we love Japanese food, we love small plate dining and we love bento boxes – ergo we absolutely fricking adore new Paris restaurant, Tsubame, which combines all of these elements in one neat package. On a corner spot on the sloping roads leading down from Pigalle, the simple, no-frills setting is the backdrop for a bento-box lunch spot, serving fish, meat or veggie options (inlcuding breaded pork served on rice with lotus root and spinach on our visit) in the daytime, and an izakaya – essentially a Japanase tapas bar (and a nascent Paris trend) – in the evening, with small plates to share, washed down with Nikka whisky, wine, sake or tea. Don’t miss the distinctive black sesame icecream or the original matcha creme brûlée for pudding. 
40 rue de Douai
75009 Paris
01 48 78 06 84

all photos copyright Kim Laidlaw
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Tsubame

We love SoPi (South Pigalle, dontchaknow), we love Japanese food, we love small plate dining and we love bento boxes – ergo we absolutely fricking adore new Paris restaurant, Tsubame, which combines all of these elements in one neat package. On a corner spot on the sloping roads leading down from Pigalle, the simple, no-frills setting is the backdrop for a bento-box lunch spot, serving fish, meat or veggie options (inlcuding breaded pork served on rice with lotus root and spinach on our visit) in the daytime, and an izakaya – essentially a Japanase tapas bar (and a nascent Paris trend) – in the evening, with small plates to share, washed down with Nikka whisky, wine, sake or tea. Don’t miss the distinctive black sesame icecream or the original matcha creme brûlée for pudding. 
40 rue de Douai
75009 Paris
01 48 78 06 84

all photos copyright Kim Laidlaw
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