Waiters Relax Outside, Closing Time at L'Auberge Bressane, Paris, September 2012

On an evening walk in Paris last summer (early September 2012), I caught 'serveurs' relaxing outside L'Auberge Bressane at closing time.


In The 25 Dishes That Define France (Travel and Leisure, Nov.2000), Christopher Petkanas praised Coq au Vin at L'Auberge Bressane as the real thing.

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Appetizers to Lamb to Vegetarian, Slowly Organizing Our Recipes in 15 Categories

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