Ten Top Gourmet Food Shops and Eating Establishments in the Latin Quarter Revealed

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Stepping into a Paris restaurant can be a formidable experience for any traveler. Not only do you have to make your wishes understood by a waiter who may or may not speak your language, but you must quickly learn how to adapt to local dining customs as well.


Tom Reeves' extraordinary new book, Dining Out in Paris, packs years of dining experience and street savvy knowledge into a handy guide that will ensure that every time you enter a Parisian restaurant you can have a wonderful dining experience.

For example, Americans are accustomed to entering into restaurants to dine as early as 5:00 p.m., whereas in France, most restaurants don't open until 7:00 p.m. or later.

The American diner is also accustomed to having his plate whisked away from the table as soon as he has finished the course. In France, most waiters delay until the entire party has finished the course before plates are cleared.

Dining Out in Paris is a helpful guide that teaches the ins and outs of the Parisian dining experience and identifies ten top places to eat in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Reeves also goes into lavish detail describing why each eating establishment has captured the hearts of all who visit.

Although listing a "Top 10" of the hundreds of places to dine in the Latin Quarter is as much an exercise in folly as creating a "Top 10 Works of Literature," here are just a few of his favorites and a description of some of the mouthwatering culinary delights that can be experienced.

La Table D'Orphée

La Table d'Orphée

5, rue de Bazeilles, 75005 Paris


Crayfish marinated with fresh coriander

Foie gras


Langoustine salad

Marinated red mullet

Le Resto

Le Resto

8, rue de Tournefort, 75005 Paris


Asparagus charlotte

Medallions of veal

Scallops with mandarin

Soft-boiled egg with cream of Jerusalem artichoke, smoked bacon and hazelnuts

Strawberries with rhubarb and vanilla mousse

Les Trublions

Les Trublions

34, rue de La Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris


Beef kebab

Millefeuille of crunchy beetroots


Prawns marinated in sesame

Dark chocolate mousse

(Photos of food by Antoine Villiers, photographer)

Invitez-vous Chez Nous

Invitez-vous Chez Nous

7, rue de l'Epée de Bois, 75005 Paris

Roasted duck leg

Bistro des Gastronomes

Bistro des Gastronomes

10, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

Free-range piglet roasted with fresh thyme and heirloom vegetables



8, rue Gracieuse

75005 Paris


Lightly sautéed langoustines, crunchy vegetables, and shellfish stock

Raspberry tart with shortbread crust and pistachio cream


Sautéed lamb sweetbread with macaroni and cheese

Carpaccio of pollock marinated in lime juice

La Truffiere

La Truffière

4, rue Blainville

75005 Paris

Beef tail with truffle and mashed potato

Marinated mackerel


Prawns with cuttlefish cannelloni

Soft-boiled egg with truffle

Dining Out in Paris

What You Need to Know Before You Get to the City of Light

Tom Reeves

List $14.95

5 x 8" 112 pages

ISBN 978-0-9815292-1-9

Published by

For more information, visit www.DiscoverParis.net

About the Author

Tom Reeves has been a confirmed Francophile since he first took an unpaid sabbatical in 1975 to travel to France to learn the language, see the country, and pursue a diploma in French language, literature, and civilization.  Returning to California in 1978, he eventually realized that while he had left France, France had never left him.  He moved back permanently in 1992.

Reeves' love of French language and culture inspired him to create Discover Paris!, a travel service that caters to Americans interested in cultural travel to Paris.  His first book, Paris Insights – An Anthology, has been called "the kind of insider's view of the French capital…that visitors pine for."

All images supplied by author and used with permission.


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