Restaurant Plénitude.Photo: By Alexandre Tabaste

Then, there’s the classic French bistro on the seventh floor, ​​Le Tout-Paris. Sit at the bar, in the dining room, on the terrace, or in the garden while enjoying everything from tomato pie, to frites, to a soufflé au chocolat. On Sundays there is dimanche à la folie, a festive French feast where the dish to order is the roast chicken. “Le Tout-Paris, with its beautiful gardens, balconies and fresh look, features the best of Parisian brasserie food,” explains Boyens.

For their fourth and final restaurant, Cheval Blanc called on a neighboring city: Milan.

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For Julie Roddier-Fortney and John-Paul Fortney, bringing natural, organic French wines to St. Louis is as much a calling as it is a career path. The couple behind F & R Wine Imports has une passion for wines made with minimal chemical and technological intervention—essentially, wines made with grapes grown, harvested, and vinified without modern manipulation. 

“Natural wine is going back to the definition of what wine is: just fermented grape juice,” says Fortney. It’s a reflection of the climate and soil, adds Roddier-Fortney. 

Long before founding F & R, the couple spent years immersed in the French wine industry

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MY PLACE AT THE TABLE: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris. By Alexander Lobrano. Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages. $27.

The seductive sensuality of food and eating tops the bill of fare in restaurant critic Alexander Lobrano’s culinary walking tour of Paris, the highlight of this memoir of a life in gastronomy.

Now a freelance blogger and contributor to Saveur magazine, the multiple James Beard Award recipient has been point man in the City of Light for most of the major food and dining publications during his 30 years of gustatory adventuring in France and much

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