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Brooklyn meets Paris: Pop Up Dinner Series during Fashion Week.

Brooklyn meets Paris: Pop Up Dinner Series during Fashion Week.

Bringing Brooklyn culture to Paris: Co-founders of The Sporting Project — a creative agency based between Paris and Brooklyn — Jenny Capano and Tara Gilson are launching their first pop up restaurant in Paris during Fashion Week with New York City restaurant The Fat Radish. The dinners will take place at Bob’s kitchen in Paris, every evening during Fashion Week, from September 26 until October 2, 2012. Reservations available at 7.30pm and 10pm.

September 26 - October 2, 2012
TSP and The Fat Radish’s Pop Up Dinners at Bob’s Kitchen:
74 rue des Gravilliers
75003 Paris
tel: 09.52.55.11.66
Metro: Arts et Metiers, Rambuteau

Le Petit Atelier de Paris: The most precious little porcelain objects.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris: The most precious little porcelain objects.

When renown bakeries such as Poilâne and Pain de Sucre or department stores such as Le Bon Marché respectively place an order or display your creations, you know there is something special about them.
Le Petit Atelier de Paris is a boutique/workshop full of little handmade porcelain wonders specializing in decorative objects as well as tableware. Le Petit Atelier de Paris also sells old-fashioned porcelain dimmers and switches. Created by and for Le Petit Atelier de Paris their very pretty and simple wooden furniture (very simple lines reminiscent of Muji design) will be for sale in the future, after they open their new wood workshop right outside of Paris.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris
31 Rue de Montmorency
75003 Paris
tel: 01.44.54.91.40
Metro: Rambuteau, Arts-et-Métiers

Th-Sat: 1pm-8pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Roumanian collage artist Ion Barladeanu in Paris at Galerie Anne de Villepoix: ‘Now I feel like a prince, says Barladeanu. A pauper can become a prince. But he can go back to being a pauper too.’

Roumanian collage artist Ion Barladeanu in Paris at Galerie Anne de Villepoix: ‘Now I feel like a prince, says Barladeanu. A pauper can become a prince. But he can go back to being a pauper too.’

Ion Barladeanu is on his way to becoming an important contemporary artist, but in May 2008 he was still an anonymous tramp on the streets of Bucharest.”
“He created many of his collages from scraps of discarded magazines during and after the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu.” “His collages are being hailed as politically brave and culturally irreverent.” “Barledeanu describes himself as a ‘director’ of his own films and considers each collage to be a movie in itself.”

February 27 - April 10, 2010
Ion Barladeanu at Galerie Anne de Villepoix
43 Rue de Montmorency
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.78.32.24
Metro: Arts-et-Métiers

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Au Bon Pho: authentic pho in Paris.

Au Bon Pho: authentic pho in Paris.

Located a few blocks away from the Beaubourg Museum, Au Bon Pho restaurant serves authentic and delicious food. The pho (7,50 €) is served with beef and tripe (as is traditional) and while the Asian customers will have it that way, the owner knows that most French people would prefer their soup without tripe and it is perfectly fine to ask for your pho without it. As for the bun bo (7,50 €), never before have I had such a generous portion of meat, and the perfectly cooked vermicelli was particularly enjoyable. Since papaya salad was on the menu we had to order it and it was better than expected: we asked for “really spicy” and that’s what we got, not the toned-down spicy-for-the-French. It also had plenty of that great strong fishy sauce, the kinda-good, kinda-bad fish sauce that Asian people love but westerners tend to frown at in large amounts. At Au Bon Pho restaurant, the cooks are dressed up in lab coats and hairnets, the walls are pink, the Asian customers are rowdy—it’s a lively place. The owner, a charming and talkative Laotian man who’s been living in France for the past 30 years, takes great care of his customers while still figuring out how to manage the growing number of patrons. Au Bon Pho opened in early March 2009, and serves all day seven days a week. For now.

Au Bon Pho
22 Rue au Maire
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.72.88.32
Metro: Arts et Metiers

7/7
M-Sun: 11am-11pm

Pho and Bun Bo in Paris at Song Heng

Pho and Bun Bo in Paris at Song Heng

One summer, a few years back, we went to Song Heng restaurant for some Pho but the place was closed for the whole month (August in France…) We gave it another shot this week, and even though we thought we might arrive too late for lunch (it was 3.30pm) we got there half an hour before it closed. It’s a very small place with an even smaller menu: 3 tables of 6, 1 table of 4 and 2 dishes to choose from (Pho and Bun bo). When you walk in they sit you wherever there’s a seat left: you fill in the space. It’s like a human scale video game with the host placing its pawns as they walk in. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the person sitting in front of you, next to you and kitty corner from you because it’s France and you don’t have to make conversation. Depending on the angle you look at it, it might work for you or not. It’s non-vegetarian but you can order the Bun bo meatless “pour le même prix”, that is for the same price.

Song Heng
3 Rue Volta
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.78.31.70
Metro: Arts-et-Métiers

M-Sat: 10am-4pm
Closed on Sunday and in August

Le Musée des Arts et Métiers

Le Musée des Arts et Métiers

Foucault’s original pendulum, which he used in 1855 to prove the world turns on its axis, is among the 80,000 instruments, machines and working models displayed at Europe’s oldest science and technology museum.” Check out the Metro station bearing the same name as the museum, it is made out of copper panels and is definitely one of Paris’ most beautiful.
Regular opening hours fee at 6.50€.
Free admission for all on Thursday from 6pm-9.30pm only.

Le Musée des Arts et Métiers
60 rue Réaumur
75003 Paris
tel: 01.53.01.82.00
Metro: Arts-et-Métiers, Réaumur-Sébastopol

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm (until 9.30pm on Thursday)
Closed on Monday, May 1, Decembre 25