I feel at home when I am in Paris. With its secret passages, crowded street markets and seductive food, it is a place where I could live forever.
Franzos is my travel machine to Paris when the French blues come to me. From its warm crepes filled with mushrooms, cheese and ham, to their beef tartar and soul-soothing tart tatin, it is no wonder it is always packed with hopeless romantics like me.
Their menu is simple and short, a fact I appreciate since they are small-staffed and want to give you the best dishes without compromising taste and quality. And like every respectable French bistro, their cocktails and drinks menu is much larger than their food menu. My favorite dish has to be their salade au chèvre chaud, a warm piece of goat cheese baked on toasted bread and drizzled with honey on a bed of fresh salad. Together with a chilled glass of Sancerre, it is heaven on earth.
Cute and cozy it is conveniently located near the main train station, which makes it the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or apero while shopping the streets of the old town. Reservations are recommended since they only have a few tables.
According to Ernest Hemingway, “there are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.” For the time being, Franzos is my happy place while I dream of the city of love.