May 2008 - The Fabulous History of the Procope Café
Coffee, the perfumed, bitter grain whose infusion we consume as a restorative beverage, was introduced into Paris sometime during the 17th century. And one man, Francesco Procopio di Coltelli, played a major role in providing a splendid place where consumers could go to enjoy this drink. Read on to learn about the café that Mr. Procopio founded, and the people who frequented it.
To research this month’s restaurant review for Le Bon Goût, we dined at an eatery called Les Cailloux. Located in the Butte aux Cailles quarter, this small, handsome restaurant serves up delicious Italian fare.
And finally, for our Paris, Past and Present story, we feature the statue of Georges Jacques Danton, who lived not far away from the Procope Café.
Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2008
- December 2008 - Celebrating Christmas at Galeries Lafayette
- November 2008 - The Muslim Cemetery of Bobigny
- October 2008 - La Folie de Chartres
- September 2008 - A Sunday River Cruise
- August 2008 - Is French Gastronomy in Need of a Savior?
- July 2008 - Paris and the Color of Ceramic
- June 2008 - The Boating Life: On Board with Mort Rosenblum
- May 2008 - The Fabulous History of the Procope Café
- April 2008 - Will Success Spoil Daniel Rose?
- March 2008 - The Crypt of Montmartre
- February 2008 - Fly to Paris, See Egypt
- January 2008 - Foie Gras – Traditional French Fare to Celebrate the New Year