If you like fine French cuisine, you absolutely need to stop and try one of the 3 organic restaurants in the 1st (Opera); the 8th (Gare Saint Lazarre, this is where I always go; the waiter is friendly and very good looking) and the 14th arrondissement of Paris (Bercy Village). It is a revolutionary ready-to-go Gourmet food concept.A concept summed up in the name of the restaurant. [boco] in French is for these little jars in which our grand parents used to put their food to keep… that was it in the old days, before the microwave. Whether you take your food to go or you enjoy them in the restaurant, these nice little glass jars are at the center of the experience. With an environmental concern, the restaurant even recommends you to keep the jars to plant seeds back at home or use them again as you please.About these jars, our grand parents were right yet again as a jar is the enough quantity you need, very adapted to fine cuisine. You’re here not only to test, but mostly to taste and enjoy a great lunch.Now the little bocos wouldn’t be enough if they were not filled up with some of the most delicious cuisine cooked by some of the most famous French chefs. Let’s start by Vincent Ferniot himself; who created the restaurant wit his brother Simon. Mostly famous for taking part in French morning shows’ cooking bits. Also preparing nice recipes: Anne-Sophie Pic (★★★), Régis Macon (★★★), Gilles Goujon (★★★), Jean Michel Lorain (★★★), Emmanuel Renaut (★★★), Christophe Michalak (pastry chef at the 3-starred Plaza Athénée), Philippe Conticini & Frédéric Bau.The menus are renewed with each season and each of these famous chefs develops a few new recipes for the restaurants. There’s always something new, something worth tasting and you can combine so many meals together. I usually go by the 15€ menu (a starter jar + main dish + desert). This price is very hard to beat for high quality French cuisine as you could only find in great restaurants for a much higher price.
I invite you to go check out “La carte” (in French of course) on the website by clicking here:
I’m sure that by only reading a few words you will feel like going! You may see they have a delivery service, take-away and a delicatessen that really adds up to the numerous assets of this genuine organic restaurant in Paris.
The 2 Ferniot brothers’ business is expending very quicly as you can now find Boco on board of the TGV with a special selection you can enjoy in the fast speed train while going across France. In spring, a Boco restaurant will also open at the Orly airport (as published recently with the following picture on their facebook page). It is a sign that more and more people come to try French “grande” cuisine and have come to enjoy every bit of it.
You will be able to say that you’ve been eating the best of the French cuisine in the most original presentation. Thank you Boco for making it so easy.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 8.30 pm.
Christmas Days create a subtle interplay between popular culture and traditional culture. It is also an opportunity to discover and rediscover Le Grand Palais, a major place of Parisian culture!Le Grand Palais is welcoming the 4th edition of ‘Jours de Fête’. In the sumptuous setting of Le Grand Palais, the indoor funfair is in full swing, a subtle and successful blend of popular art and classical culture. A big wheel 30m high gives visitors a close up view of the fully renovated glass roof as well as a stunning view across the whole of Paris.
There is unlimited access to no fewer than 50 attractions:
rifle shooting galleries,
acrobats and wooden horses take visitors, and so much more brightly coloured attractions…
With the incomparable, delicious aroma of candy floss, doughnuts, churros and toffee apples to tempt you, you can indulge in these joyful sensations to your heart’s content!With Christmas celebrations around the corner, Le Grand Palais is giving you the opportunity to go back to childhood for a moment. More than 200 000 visitors expected this year.
Full Rate = 15 € (10 € for children).
More practical information through the official website:
The Pixar, 25 Years of Animation invites itself now in the world’s first museum dedicated to the art of ‘Entertainment’.
The famous animation studio unveils its archives and original works of its artists. Popular, creative, and resolutely fascinating, this event immerses the amazed viewer at the heart of the creation process of works by the American animation studio that are, among others, the movies ‘Toy Story’, ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Ratatouille’, ‘Wall-E’ or ‘Up’ (image below).
From research drawings to sculptures that allowed the modelling of the animated heroes, and graphic studies of the characters, the creation of the sets and storyboards, these are almost 500 original works of the artists who are revealing the artistic production stages of full-length films produced by the dream factory Pixar.
In addition, the exhibition presents the funny and spectacular zoetrope of ‘Toy Story’ (presented below), a major technical achievement (based on basic animation principles before the invention of films) made up of 150 characters modelled in rotation in order to create the illusion of movement.
Even more immersive, the Artscape is finally proposing a captivating experience with a trip, using digital technology, in the heart of the conceptual art of Pixar movies.
The exhibition stays true to the studio’s spirit offering an entertaining visit for kids and adults who remain a child at heart.
Tomorrow night, Paris streets will live to the rhythm of contemporary art; it’s the 12th edition of “White Nights” festival in Paris!
Like every year, all the lights of Paris will be on after 7pm and will stay lightened all through the night. Discover the capital in a very different way through music, performing art and creativity. You have hundreds of events waiting; so get out and enjoy Paris in an unexpected way.
Here is our selection of events we’d like to recommend for tomorrow night in the Marais area.
A few highlights from the program at Marais-République:
CITY HALL OF PARIS – inside: Exhibitions of more than 160 handicaped artists,
CITY HALL OF PARIS – ouside: movie projections of Italian Movies = Capo & Da Vinci, from the director Yuri Ancarani,
LE CHATELET THEATER: video projection from movie director Chantal Akerman,
OUSIDE LA SAMARITAINE: exhibit from more than 11 photographers all around this famous building of the center of Paris,
SAINT EUSTACHE: huge classical music and lyric concert,
PALAIS ROYAL: lighting performance from François Morellet based on light bleu neon lightings,
II ARRONDISSEMENT MAIRIE: with a swuidish artists art creation,
GAITEE LYRIQUE: movie presentation = From where there is no return, made of photographs taken by Alberto-Garcia Alix between 1976 and 2008,
PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE: the crazy Fog Installation #07156R “FOG SQUARE” from Japanese Fujiko Nakaya (photo below).
All the metro lines will stay open up until 2:15am and then line 1 and line 5 will stay open until 5:30am.
Who’s behind la “White Nights 2013”? Two women.
Chiara Parisi – Currently head of cultural programmes of the Monnaie de Paris, Chiara Parisi managed the International Art and Landscape Centre in Vassivière, Limousin from 2004 to 2011. She successfully programmed almost 70 French and international artists during this period. Since 2012 she has breathed new life into cultural activities at the Monnaie de Paris with the MétaLmorphose project.
Julie Pellegrin – The founder of “Le Store” in Belleville in 2003, Julie Pellegrin is committed to performative practice and the discovery of young talent. Currently director of the La Ferme du Buisson Contemporary Art Centre (Paris suburbs), she favours a critical, multidisciplinary approach involving dialogue between the plastic and performing arts, cinema and social sciences.
There should have for just about everyone this week, from August 21 to 27, at MK2 Beaubourg. The direction of the Parisian theater has scheduled a series entitled “Beaubourg my love” which will be rebroadcast for seven LGBT-themed films and “having a great success.”
Heroes of “Weekend”,
“Keep The Lights On”,
“I Want Your Love”
and “Tu n’aimeras point”,
François Sagat in “l’Homme au bain”,
Melvil Poupaud in “Laurence Anyways”
and the moving range of senior “Les Invisibles”.
“Interior Leather Bar”, directed by Travis Mathews and James Franco will be the highlight of the programming aired Tuesday, August 27 previews
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