March 18, 2016

Date Night at L'Auberge de la Passerelle

Paris has no shortage of wonderful restaurants, but it's worth noting that there are a number of great eateries in the suburbs as well if you're willing to venture outside the périphérique.

In Saint-Cloud you'll find L'Auberge de la Passerelle, a charming restaurant serving outstanding French cuisine at unbeatable prices. In the evening, a formule (entrée + plat + dessert) is available for only 36€.

The menu is varied and changes with each season. One highlight is the foie gras mi-cuit of the month, which during our visit, was flavored with Port wine. The café pour gourmande ou gourmand is also worth mentioning, as it was one of the most impressive I've ever seen!

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the service is top notch. We even had the pleasure of meeting the (very talented) chef when he made the rounds to all the tables at the end of the night.


Foie gras mi-cuit du mois, L'Auberge de la Passerelle, Saint-Cloud, France
Foie gras mi-cuit du mois
Quartier de volaille de Bresse rôtie au romarin-citron, L'Auberge de la Passerelle, Saint-Cloud, France
Quartier de volaille de Bresse rôtie au romarin-citron
Tiramisu au chocolat craquant, L'Auberge de la Passerelle, Saint-Cloud, France
Tiramisu au chocolat craquant
Café pour gourmande ou gourmand, L'Auberge de la Passerelle, Saint-Cloud, France
Café pour gourmande ou gourmand


L'Auberge de la Passerelle
23, boulevard Sénard
92210 Saint-Cloud
Reservations strongly recommended
Takeout also available

March 15, 2016

Tea Time at the Shangri-La Paris

Between feedings, diaper changes and enjoying our new bundle of joy, my husband and I were able to slip away for a few hours together to savor afternoon tea at the Shangri-La. 

Our first time visiting, we were thoroughly impressed by the grandeur of the hotel. There is no shortage of luxury inside this notable Parisian address.

Tea is served each day in La Bauhinia, one of several in-house restaurants. Under the stunning glass cupola and seated on plush banquettes, guests can delight in a unique (and absolutely scrumptious) 100% vegan tea time menu: finger sandwiches, scones and desserts fit for a king.

Tea time at La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Finger sandwiches at La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Scones at La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Desserts at La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel Paris
La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Oeuf de Paques, Shangri-La Hotel Paris


Shangri-La Hotel Paris
10, avenue d'Iéna
75116 Paris