If you’re not a Sex and the City fan this won’t mean much to you, but if you’re a fanatic like me - you’ll know exactly what this is: the restaurant where Carrie meets Aleksandr Petrovsky’s ex-wife for lunch in the final episode. The restaurant is called Kong, and has become a Paris institution since the TV series. It might not have the best food in Paris, it might not have the best cocktails in Paris, but when you walk in and see that sweeping view of Pont Neuf and those kooky Japanese chairs - you know you’re in Carrie’s chic, Manolo Blahnik trodden Paris. Just add Manhattan.
I’m lucky enough to be “galavanting” around Paris for a couple of months so I thought I’d share some of my finds over the coming months. Firstly, if you’re coming to Paris and are looking for a different side to the city than just the Eiffel Tower, Musée D’Orsay and Montmartre, a quirky and stylish alternative guide is www.mylittleparis.com. Health warning: they use rather a lot of flowery french, so if your language skills are not quite up to the challenge then another good (english) blog is www.hipparis.com