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saticoy Apr 27, 2012 06:23 PM

My google research led me to an interesting storefront in the 15th - L'Auberge Calabraise. I'm not coming to Paris for southern Italian cooking, but my grandfather was from Calabria, and I have nothing Calabrese where I am....so I'm interested! There is a restaurant, and a traiteur...anyone been? Worth a visit?

  1. Parnassien May 6, 2012 01:11 PM

    Suddenly remembered your recent post when, desperately trying to avoid a back-up on the Périphérique, I found myself driving along the boulevards des Maréchaux and there it was, looking somewhat festive in this very bland patch of redeveloped Paris, l'Auberge Calabraise. I didn't get a chance to pop in but when I googled it, it came up as part of a mini-chain with catering services ("traiteur") and an épicerie in the outer suburbs. I also realized that I had been to its sister-restaurant in the Latin Quarter for a quick bite after the cinéma and was not at all impressed. The antipasti calabresi served by the Sicilian waiter reminded me nothing of the stuff I got while on holiday in Cosenza. My advice: don't bother.

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      saticoy May 6, 2012 04:03 PM

      Merci, Parnassien - our next trip is to Italy, so I will just cool my jets until then! My ancestors are from Zinga - a tiny hamlet due east of Cosenza.

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