French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas

In Texas, French culture and gastronomy is alive and well. Here are some favorite local bakeries in Dallas, Texas area where to indulge and savor our favorite French treats Continue reading French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas


French A L.A Carte USA Top 100 French Blog Winner!

I am so happy that French A L.A Carte USA  was named one of  The Best French Blogs for Francophiles  from thousands of top French blogs on the planet in Feedspot index using search and social metrics.  Thank you Feedspot for including my blog on your list in good company! These blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other * * social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Top 100 French Blogs Winners CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this … Continue reading French A L.A Carte USA Top 100 French Blog Winner!

The Origins and Visionary Founders of Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) in 1978

“In the 1970s, a group of visionaries felt that the Los Angeles community needed a school which would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment. In 1978, they decided to make their vision a reality and to open a school, using the proven French educational system as the foundation for their school’s curriculum. It all began in a small house in Van Nuys with seven students. Some of the founders’ children were among these first students and they worked hard, alongside their parents, to prepare for their new school  LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL DE LOS ANGELES ( LILA) which was … Continue reading The Origins and Visionary Founders of Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) in 1978

Florist with a French Twist : French Florist

What a delightful idea!  Just in time for the 4th of July, a delightful firework arrangement of  patriotic red, white, and blue created especially by the French Florist!  Serving Los Angeles area and beyond since 1978, French Florist specializes in exotic flower delivery service for the Hollywood movie and entertainment industry. We love all their exquisite creative flower arrangements! There is one for every occasion. We also enjoy their blog filled with interesting floral facts and tips!  In their latest article get some decorating ideas  for a Happy 4th of July! Click on bouquet for all their  selections online!   French Florist 8658 W … Continue reading Florist with a French Twist : French Florist

West Forever: Voyages en Harley Davidson

West Forever: Voyages en Harley Davidson WEST FOREVER FABRIQUE DE RÊVES DEPUIS 19 ANS La devise et le métier de West Forever: ” C’est de vous offrir les plus beaux voyages à moto, les plus belles routes du monde, les plus beaux virages, les plus douces vallées. C’est de vous faire aimer l’odeur du sable, la couleur du désert, de réveiller en vous l’homme ou la femme nomade…” “L’histoire de West Forever c’est avant tout une histoire de copains. Celle de Frank Bruynbroek et Dominique Dillenbourg tout d’abord. Ces deux-là, copains d’enfance et motards depuis leurs 16 ans, sont devenus … Continue reading West Forever: Voyages en Harley Davidson

Calmada Boutique Hotel & Private Resort : The Gem of the High Desert

Calmada Boutique Hotel  & Private Resort: The Gem of the High Desert CALMADA is a Unique Boutique Hotel & Private Resort created by international designer and owner Chris (Marie-Christine) Beaugrand nestled in the High Desert surrounded by natural beauty, elegance and California Chic with a French twist, of course!  Located just 2 hours driving from Los Angeles  (and only 45 minutes helicopter ride from LAX to their own private helipad), Calmada Boutique Hotel & Resort is a quiet and relaxing place, on 40 acres ranch property with pool, jacuzzi, spa, fitness & yoga class, an upscale restaurant featuring French and international cuisine. … Continue reading Calmada Boutique Hotel & Private Resort : The Gem of the High Desert

Crêpes Sans Frontières!

Crêpes Sans Frontières is a very special and unique crêperie in Los Angeles located in the Historic Downtown Spring Arcade Building.    They specialize in 100% Organic Buckwheat crêpes (galettes) where a French culinary creation becomes a crêpe you will never forget!  From savory to sweet combinations … the  culinary creativity  and possibilities are truly endless.  Galettes are healthy gluten-free organic buckwheat that is really  not wheat…  It is a fruit seed related to rhubarb. It is very healthy and gluten free.  It is low in calories and known to promote a healthy cardiovascular system. The galettes are one or the oldest traditions of … Continue reading Crêpes Sans Frontières!

La Frite Café has gone Express! Satisfy your French Cravings!

No matter what…some things are meant to last and only get better with time!  For the last 40 years  La Frite Café , a multi-generation family owned restaurant,  serving the San Fernando valley  has become  a staple authentic French café to a loyal clientèle  in Sherman Oaks areas . La Frite Café offers a lively blend of France  with casual to elegant selections at a great price!  La Frite Café brings back the feeling of an authentic  Paris Bistro to Los Angeles! My favorite classic dish at La Frite Café is Moules Marinières & Frites -Moules Dijon served with a chilled white wine on the … Continue reading La Frite Café has gone Express! Satisfy your French Cravings!

Le Pain Quotidien

What he wanted was so simple: bread, hearty and wholesome, with a firm slice and a good crust. Alain Coumont learned about bread as a small child, standing on a chair every Sunday watching his grandmother bake bread. As a young chef in Brussels, Alain could not find the right bread for his restaurant. Passionate about quality, he returned to his roots and opened a small bakery where he could knead flour, salt and water into the rustic loaves of his childhood. He called his bakery “Le Pain Quotidien”. Friends and strangers alike come together around acommunal table to break … Continue reading Le Pain Quotidien

The Little French Flea Market

Did you know there’s a little French twist right here in Tarzana?  Ann Sayre is the creator of the Little French Flea Market  inspired by the Parisian Marché aux Puces. “I wanted to create something different in a beautiful garden setting, a place where girlfriends can get together to shop and sit for lunch nibbling on crêpes under a gazebo in a relaxing atmosphere.” says Ann. This Little French Flea Market is held at the Tarzana Community & Cultural Center a haven of peace and nature right off Ventura Blvd  in the San Fernando Valley with ample parking. A great place to spend … Continue reading The Little French Flea Market

Gourmet French Foods in LA!

Gourmet French Foods in LA! AAA Food Source! Established in 1990 Located in the Valley, 20 minutes from Los Angeles, AAA Food Source, Inc. sells to restaurants, hotels and retail shops and their well-stocked  warehouse is open to the public!  Come and discover their great selection of European products: “Mustards, Olive oils, Foie Gras, Charcuterie (saucisson sec, rosette de Lyon, coppa, Perigord duck rillettes, pates, jambon de Paris, jambon Serrano), Merguez, Saucisse, Duck Magret, Salmon, Caviar, Cookies (Choco BN, Palmito, Pepito, Savane, Mikado) cakes, Chocolate (Rocher Suchard, Banania, Nutella), Beverages, and much more!” Visit the  AAA FOOD SOURCE website and … Continue reading Gourmet French Foods in LA!