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Burnt Cream

A Food Blog For Dining Out and Eating In

My motto: Liberté, Egalité, Crème Brûlée

Oysters in Paris Oysters in Paris This blog post comes to you today from the corner of my bed. I've just spent a very uncomfortable night curled up on precisely one sixth of the normally available bed space. Three rooms of Burnt Cream HQ are being repainted this weekend, which means that... Read more!
La Pointe du Grouin, 75010 La Pointe du Grouin, 75010 Being a Brit in Paris, I spend a fair chunk of my time hanging around the Eurostar terminal in the grotty Gare du Nord. Either it's because I'm getting away for a weekend or, and more often than not recently, it's because I'm meeting friends who are in... Read more!
Six Degrees of Separation Six Degrees of Separation Six degrees of separation is what they claim exists between every person in the world. That you can pick any two people in the world and connect them in just six steps. However, coincidences can, and indeed do, occur - and one such occasion was at the... Read more!
Le Beef Club, 75001 Le Beef Club, 75001 With almost 13,000 restaurants in Paris, it would be somewhat of an understatement to say that it can be rather difficult to know which one to pick... Most visitors have either done their homework in advance (reading blogs such as this one!) or they just... Read more!
Le Petit Sommelier, 75014 Le Petit Sommelier, 75014 I don't very often venture down into the 14th arrondissement. It might sound rather short-sighted, or even snobbish, of me, but being an 18th kinda girl at heart, I have realised that I normally gravitate to the right bank. I can find everything I need... Read more!
Tipping / Service Charge in Paris Tipping / Service Charge in Paris To tip or not to tip? Picture the scene: You're out in a restaurant. You've had a steaming bowl of onion soup with giant, floating lumps of Comté , you've had a magret de canard (duck breast) and you're finishing up with a café gourmand. This has all... Read more!
Pozzetto, 75004 Pozzetto, 75004 UPDATE 2015: On the rue du Roi de Sicile in the lower part of the Marais, not a million miles away from Hotel de Ville, is an address that ought to be in your little black book. Pozzetto are masters of artisanal Italian gelato. Unlike competitors Berthillon... Read more!
La Table d'Eugene, 75018 La Table d'Eugene, 75018 I'd heard such good things about La Table d'Eugene that it was high time that I popped by and gave it a go. It's a little restaurant on a small side-street in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, near the junction of Marcadet-Poissonniers. The restaurant... Read more!
La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 75007 La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 75007 UPDATE JAN 2015: The tea room in the 16th was a bitter disappointment. "Et voila" she scowls as she throws the plates down in front of us. La Pâtisserie des Rêves has been an address I've long admired. It was during my first week in Paris that I had my... Read more!
French Café Culture - what you need to know! French Café Culture - what you need to know! if you've been at all exposed to the French culture as portrayed in the films, TV series and magazines, you probably already have an image of a stylish Parisian woman sitting on a café terrace, smoking a cigarette, and nursing an espresso. It seems to... Read more!

About the Burnt Cream concept


The Burnt Cream blog is a platform for sharing my favourite restaurants, wine bars and cocktail joints in Paris (France) and beyond. It's also a place for me to share what's simmering away in the kitchen. I'm an adventurous home-cook who likes to prepare everything from scratch. Follow me and find out more.

  • La Cave de Don Doudine, 75018

    Photo credit: Martin Parr There’s been a huge hullaballoo around the opening of la Brasserie Barbes this week. Apparently, we’re supposed to be up in arms about how the area around Barbes-Rochechouart station is being reclaimed by hipsters. Apparently,...

  • Cafe Chilango, 75011

    Picture the scene: “So we’re opening a new spot in Paris. The hipster market is booming right now and we should make that our focus. What do we need?” – Ethnic food served on small plates. Check. – Beer from Deck and Donohue. Check. – Coffee from Cafe...

  • Mococha, 75005

    Since 2009, Marie-Helene Gantois has been selecting very best from very best chocolatiers in France and selling them in her independant shop on the bustling market street rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement. The three featured chocolatiers are Fabrice...

  • Le Café des Musées, 75003

    So many people ask me where you can find steak-frites in Paris. Or where are the best escargots in the city? For longer than I would care to admit, these questions had me scratching my head…. I have lived here for so long that I’m no longer craving these...

  • Rossi & Co, 75002

    Marco Rossi is a star, about whom we food-writers do not give enough air-time. I have had the pleasure of eating there several times now, a pleasure for which I doth my cap to Ottava Vino, the organisers of these amazing wine-dinners. Tucked away behind...

  • La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 75116

    “Et voila” she scowls as she throws the plates down in front of us. La Pâtisserie des Rêves has been an address I’ve long admired. It was during my first week in Paris that I had my first taste of the Paris-Brest… but my love peaked at the moment that...

  • Golosino, 75005

    The rue Mouffetard is known for many things… but to find a good Italian pizza joint along this cute, narrow cobbled street n’est pas évident. It was only because of a tip-off from Thomas at DOSE, the neighbourhood coffee shop, that I even gave a second...

  • La Maison Thai, 75018

    Tucked away on an off-street behind the rue de l’Olive is a real no-frills, authentic Thai place. La Maison Thai. It would be a rather unremarkable shopfront were it not for the queue out the door during the lunch rush. It’s one of these places that I...

  • La Mosquée, 75005

    Escapism. It really is a wonderful thing to clear the mind. To sit quietly by yourself, in a place outside your comfort zone (by that I mean, not your local coffee shop.. y’know, the one with the free-wifi, where you sit in that same spot by the window…)...

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