At first glance, this cookware emporium feels like a dusty relic. But dig a little deeper, especially in the basement, and you’ll find just about anything you could need for the kitchen, along with plenty of treasures you don’t—duck press, anyone?—but would love all the same. Knives, copper cookware, and ceramics are the selection’s biggest strengths. 18−20 Rue Coquillière, 33/(0) 1-42-36-53-13.
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A Cook's Valhalla
Prepare yourself o' kitchen warriors, for this restaurant supplier is not for the faint-hearted. Know what you want, wander the towering aisles for hours or flip the massive catalog system found throughout the store. You will be in awe— every variety of pot, pan, spoon, ladle, knife, whisk, terrine, pastry mold, or casserole can be found. The selection of copper ware is stunning... paella pans the size of Texas.
Its a fun stop, you're sure to come away with something useful, a wonderful souvenir of France's culinary tradition. 1sr. arrondissement.
The aisles are narrow, the floorboards creaky, the floor-to-ceiling shelves packed and some of the best merchandise is displayed in the cramped basement, but the 190-year-old kitchen-supply store on the Rue Coquillière is always crowded with restaurateurs, students and amateur cooks. Among its famous patrons over the years: Paul Bocuse, Michel Troisgros and Julia Child.