10Best Paris, France Restaurants
Any one of the 10 Best Restaurants would be a treasured experience, more than one, a treasure trove.
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About Paris, France Restaurants
Paris prides itself on its reputation as the world's capital for good food. It is true that the modern idea of a restaurant (as opposed to a pub that serves food) was more or less born here -- after the French revolution, that is, when the cooks that had been formerly employed by the aristocracy were suddenly in need of new careers and business models.
It is also true that Paris accommodates 10 three-star restaurants, nearly as many as the whole of North America (12) or the other main cities of Europe (17), as well as a range of excellent mid-market grands brasseries for less cutting-edge but no less exciting culinary experiences. And finally, Paris is the place where all the world's cuisines meet -- the ubiquitous: Chinese, Mexican and Italian as well as the rarefied: Tibetan, Andean and Ivorian -- to fight for market share and new customers, but also to influence each other and to bring about new trends and ideas.
How can any visitor be expected to strut with confidence into this constantly evolving maze of changing trends and new culinary fashions?
Finding a good restaurant in Paris -- and avoiding stepping into one of the dreaded "tourist traps" -- is harder than ever. Even Parisians have become very wary of trying out something new unless they have received a recommendation from a friend who has first-hand experience of the place. Our 10Best Restaurants lists could become your new best friends.
- Paris Expert Jonell Galloway