International Edition March 5th, 2007
Food: City of Ethnic Delights
Eating in Paris often conjures thoughts of fresh baguettes, Camembert and steak au poivre. But there's so much more than that. The authoritative new "The Ethnic Paris Cookbook" (published by DK) not only provides great recipes but also leads readers to restaurants and specialty food shops in remote corners of the city. Dine on the rich, nutty "CEO's Chicken" from Cameroon at Moussa l'Africain, an airy restaurant that features live African music. The Lebanese Rimal offers some of the city's best mezzé, small plates of hot and cold appetizers, and homemade, rose-flavored ice cream. The trendy Dar Moha makes a divine Moroccan tagine, a fragrant stew of simmered meat and vegetables, often with dried fruits. Vietnamese, Chinese and other Asian cuisines are also heavily represented; La Baie d'Halong serves the popular Bo Bun, a Vietnamese salad of rice vermicelli, meat strips and fresh greens. For a Japanese dessert to rival even the best French pastries, try the green-tea eclair at Sadaharu Aoki. Bon appétit!