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Paris - 2019 - The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide: The Food Enthusiast’s Complete Restaurant Guide

100 pages
49 minutes
Nov 12, 2018


There are many people who are enthusiastic about food—the cooking of it, the preparation of it, the serving of it, and let's not forget the eating of it.

But Andrew Delaplaine is the ultimate Food Enthusiast.

This is another of his books with spot-on reviews of the most exciting restaurants in town. Some will merit only a line or two, just to bring them to your attention. Others deserve a half page or more. 

"Exciting" does not necessarily mean expensive. The area's top spots get the recognition they so richly deserve (and that they so loudly demand), but there are plenty of "sensible alternatives" for those looking for good food handsomely prepared by cooks and chefs who really care what they "plate up" in the kitchen.

For those with a touch of Guy Fieri, Delaplaine ferrets out the best food for those on a budget. That dingy looking dive bar around the corner may serve up one of the juiciest burgers in town, perfect to wash down with a locally brewed craft beer.

Whatever your predilection or taste, cuisine of choice or your budget, you may rely on Andrew Delaplaine not to disappoint.

Delaplaine dines anonymously at the Publisher's expense. No restaurant listed in this series has paid a penny or given so much as a free meal to be included.

Bon Appétit!

Nov 12, 2018

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DID YOU FIND AN INTERESTING PLACE? If you discover a place you think I should check out on my next visit, drop me a line, will you? I will mention your name if I end up listing it. andrewdelaplaine@mac.com Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami’s Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. Website - https://www.adelaplaine.com/ He also writes a series of bestselling political thrillers and would love for you to read the first 3 titles absolutely FREE – no strings attached. Click the link below and you’ll get the download information. Simple as that.  DO IT NOW! www.andrewdelaplainebooks.com

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The Food Enthusiast’s

Complete Restaurant Guide

Andrew Delaplaine


Andrew Delaplaine is the Food Enthusiast.

When he’s not playing tennis,

he dines anonymously

at the Publisher’s (sometimes considerable) expense.


Gramercy Park Press

New York – London - Paris

Copyright © by Gramercy Park Press - All rights reserved.


Please submit corrections, additions or comments to gppress@gmail.com

The Food Enthusiast’s

Complete Restaurant Guide

Table of Contents


Getting About

The A to Z Listings

Ridiculously Extravagant

Sensible Alternatives

Quality Bargain Spots


Other Books by the Food Enthusiast




Where does one even start?

Yes, it is the most romantic city in the world, to my view. Some think that title belongs to Rome, but for me it will always be Paris.

It doesn’t hurt to be in Paris with someone you love. In fact, it makes a discernible difference in your experience there. And while it also helps to be young, that really isn’t necessary. It’s not essential that you be in love, of course. It’s just that there’s an added layer of emotion informing everything you see and do, an extra dimension that imbues your time there with an ineffable invisible coating that will fix the time in your memory till the day you die.

I know that sounds a little dramatic, but it’s absolutely true. It happened to me. Only once, but it happened.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West said that.

And before you die, you’ve got to get to Paris.

At least once. 

* * *

My word, what can you see in a Long Weekend in Paris? Or better yet, what should you see?

This is a very daunting task, deciding what to see if I were to be in Paris, had 3 or 4 days, and knew I’d never come back.

If this were true—that I’d never go back to Paris—I think I’d make a beeline for the Seine, choose one of the lovely classic bridges—and leap to my death in despair.

This being the case, I’ve tried to winnow away the absolutely unessential things that you can get by without seeing or doing. At the same time, I’ve included enough variety for you to pick and choose if your time is even shorter than my 3 or 4 day Long Weekend.

I would recommend walking around a lot at first, just so you get the feel of the city. The sensory impressions you pick up will remain with you forever. Go into a bistro or a bakery and buy some items for a picnic, whether in a park or back at your lodging.

Don’t visit the churches and museums until AFTER your walk around the town, or the section of town you’re visiting. They aren’t as important as your effort to absorb the city. And I’ll tell you from personal experience, those marble floors are murder on your feet.



Try to learn a few phrases in French. You can get a little phrasebook anywhere. Just a few words—a greeting, let’s say—will go a long way toward defrosting the notably frosty French attitude toward foreigners.

Or just use a translation app on your phone to get a couple of words before you go into a place.

Personally, even though I’m of French ancestry (going back to the 12th Century in La Rochelle and Nantes), my first experiences with the French were just about as unpleasant as others you’ve heard about.

You don’t have to like the people to accept them as they are. That was the key to my continuing enjoyment when visiting the country. There are far too many pleasures to absorb in France for you to be put off by the people who happen to live there. I know that statement sounds absurd, but it’s not at all.



What are Arrondissements?

Paris is divided into 20 sections or arrondissements. Starting in the center of the city, they (very confusingly to newcomers) spiral outwards

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