A New Entrée to Paris Restaurants

French-speakers have long had an edge on the Paris dining scene by dint of an insider’s guide known as the Pudlo. (The title echoes the last name of the author, the eminent food critic Gilles Pudlowski.) This fantastic resource has just — finalement! — been translated into English. Pudlo Paris 2007–2008 reviews nearly 1,000 restaurants, plus cafes, bars, and specialty food stores. Besides the tantalizing descriptions, there are handy tallies by category, such as restaurants with late hours or meals for under 30 euros. Pudlowski also reveals his personal favorites. Hungry for more? The U.S. publisher plans to release an English translation of Pudlo France in spring 2008.

Jennifer Paull