Want to experience the culinary delights of Paris much as Crowley did? We cannot return you to the days of John St. John: The Record of the Magical Retirement of G. H. Frater, O.’. M.’. but we can give you tips for delicious flavors of the City of Light.
Tasting Table tells us, “The more things change, the more Paris stays the same. Although many of the city’s best restaurants now have young, foreign chefs shaking up the scene, French diners still expect them to respect seasonality and be dedicated to terroir even as they embrace more freedom and flexibility. There are classic silver platters heaped with oysters and shaved ice at the new L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer, but instead of serving them on a white tablecloth under a stained glass dome, diners stand at a bar filled with French rugby players and elbow their way to reach communal slabs of butter.”