Organized by arrondissement, the guide describes almost 1,000 restaurants in every neighborhood of Paris, ranging from Grandes Tables–the paragons of the French culinary scene–to restaurants that give unusually good value for the price. The Pudlo also lists almost 300 bars, pubs, wine bars, tea salons, and cafes. And–a priceless bonus for the culinary traveler–descriptions of almost 300 specialty gourmet shops.
Gilles Pudlowski has singled out 21 of his personal favorites; 185 restaurants in settings of historical significance; 93 establishments he judges as giving especially good value for price; and 144 places where a meal costs less than 30 euros. You’ll also find a Listing of Establishments by Rating and an alphabetical index singling out establishments with terrace or garden, those open on Sunday, and those open past 11 PM.
Each review in the Pudlo is updated and rewritten annually by Mr. Pudlowski. The Little Bookroom will continue to be the English-language publisher worldwide for upcoming editions of Pudlo Paris as well as Pudlo France (to be published in March 2008).
In Pudlo Paris 2007-2008 you’ll find: reviews of 32 Grand Restaurants–the paragons of the city’s culinary scene; reviews of 965 Good Restaurants & Others–worthwhile venues in every neighborhood; and reviews of 41 of the top international restaurants.
Short profiles of 313 Shops selling:
Kitchenwares/Tabletop, Bread & Baked Goods, Wine, Cured Meat & Sausage, Chocolate, Candy/Sweets, Cutlery, Groceries, Cheese, Ice Cream, Fine Groceries, Books, Pastries, Fruit & Vegetables, Coffee, Regional Products, Prepared Food, Tea.
Descriptions of 281 casual venues throughout Paris (“Rendez-vous”):
Bars, Pubs, Wine Bars, Cafes, Creperies, Tea Salons, Brasseries.
And, prized for being the most up-to-date of the restaurant guides, 141 venues make their first appearance in Pudlo Paris 2007-2008.
Also noted: outdoor dining; open on Sunday; open after 11PM; children’s menus; air conditioning; and all prix fixe and a la carte prices.
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About the Author
Simon Beaver grew up in the South of England, but moved to Paris nearly 30 years ago. He initially worked as an English teacher, but soon discovered a taste for translation. For two and a half decades now, he has been adapting books, TV and movie scripts, songs and biographies into English, writing subtitles and recording voice overs. Whenever he can, he spends time at his second home on the Normandy coast, in England or in Andalusia.
Phyllis Flick is an American living in Paris who has written about Paris and French life for various publications including the TimeOut Eating and Drinking Guide to Paris. She is also co-host of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters France forum.
Sophie Brissaud is a food writer, stylist, photographer, and occasionally a restaurant reviewer. She is also a journalist for "Saveurs" (French edition) and "Regal", as well as a translator from English to French. She has written many books: some of them in collaboration with famous chefs, some under her own identity. She lives in Paris.
Lucy Vanel is a food journalist, photographer, and writer. She has lived and worked in Lyon France since the year 2000. She serves as a Manager of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters, and is co-host of the France forum there.
What People are Saying About This
"Michelin has seen competitors come and go, but none have built the reputation of Gilles Pudlowski, whose Pudlo Paris guide has been published by Little Bookroom in English for the first time." —Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
"Pudlo used to be a secret among non-Francophones; using it meant you were curious and open and wanted to be surrounded by Parisians, not tourists. Now in English, it just might change the way you experience, and perceive, this food-obsessed city." —Wine Spectator
"If you're going to eat in Paris, this is the guide you will want." —The Observer (UK)
"Pudlo Paris, an annual guide by French food critic Gilles Pudlowski, is probably the most comprehensive food guide to Paris." —Gourmet Magazine's Choptalk on Epicurious
“For many Parisians, especially the younger, active types who nightly crowd into the city’s brasseries and bistros, Le Pudlo is the restaurant guide…The Pudlo books cater to readers who want to know the newest places as soon as possible. Moreover, neighborhood by neighorhood, Pudlo features the best butchers, bakers, cheese makers and tea rooms.” —The New York Times (Frank J. Prial, review of the French edition)
"For the first time, the secret weapon of Paris gastronomes will be available in English...Written by Gilles Pudlowski, the restaurant critic for Le Point...It's the combination of zeal and knowledge...that make the guide so indispensable." —TRIO