Paris: Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine:

  • Coquilles St-Jacques: scallops poached in white wine, placed atop a puree of mushrooms in a scallop shell
  • Baguette


  • Steak-frites: steak and fries – with red wine reduction (even better!) – Check out my recipe HERE.

Red Wine and Shallot Reduction pic

  • Croque-Monsieur: ham and cheese grilled sandwich with béchamel sauce.
  • Croque-Madame: Croque-Monsieur + a fried egg
  • Duck confit: duck thighs cooked in their own fat
  • Jambon-beurre: half baguette sandwich with butter and “jambon de Paris”, a pink-hued cooked ham with optional cornichons (tiny French pickle)
  • Raw-milk artisanal cheese


  • Croissant
  • Acorn-fed ham


  • Paris-Brest: wheel-shaped pastry garnished with praline buttercream and caramelized almonds
  • Macaroons: two almond meringue shells with buttercream or ganache inside


  • Escargot: snails in a butter sauce
  • Baked Brie or camembert. Check out my recipe HERE.

Baked Camembert Pic

  • Moules Marinières: mussels in a white wine and herb sauce – Here’s my recipe.

Mussels Mariniere

  • Buckwheat Crepes: Check out my recipe HERE


  • Blanquette de Veau: veal stew
  • French onion soup: Check out my recipe HERE


  • Hachis Parmentier: beef and potato stack
  • French Bourguignon: deeply flavored beef stew


  • Cheese Soufflé
  • Pepper Steak


  • Bouillabaisse: fish stew
  • Quiche Lorraine: quiche with speck and gruyere cheese. Here’s MY RECIPE.

Quiche Lorraine Pic 1

Read more about Our Trip and Our Favorite Local Spots.


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