Curieux Spaghetti Bar: Fun and Spaghetti

All the spaghetti you can eat. Test tube vodka shots. Decor that changes at the bat of an eye. This is Curieux Spaghetti Bar, and I promise I’m not pulling your leg.

Notice the pictures above are all of the same corner of the restaurant? These scenes will often change according to the season, festivities at the bar, and just if they simply feel like it.

Curieux is located on 14, Rue Saint-Merri in Paris and is absolutely where you want to be for fun, drinks, and eating in Paris. Spaghetti can be ordered by the pot or by the plate, the bruschetta is crunchy in all the right places, and definitely, definitely try the pizza.

The Spag bar is actually best known for it’s creative and tasty drinks including, but certainly not limited to, a seemingly endless supply of various test tube vodka shots and home made limoncello. Enjoy these while sitting under the chandeliers and taking in the lively crowd.

It’s recommended that you do schedule a reservation for Curieux, as it is usually way too crowded to seat walk-ins. And leave the kiddies at home for this outing – the crowd and bar atmosphere won’t be their scene.

Attractions Map of Paris


Because Paris has so much to see and do, it’s always nice to get a birds eye view of what’s there and make your touring plan. Below is a map displaying some of Paris’ main attractions and must-see’s that may help. (You can click on the map to see the full image)

Odd French Foods

Paris is the mecca of fine dining, all star chefs, and fabulous cuisine. Parisian chefs are well known for bringing flair and creativity to their dishes, often pairing unique foods and flavors together to create something your taste buds have never tasted the likes of before. Something else these crafty Parisian chefs are known for is using ingredients not typically eaten to create one of a kind dishes, most of them taking an adventurous spirit to try. In today’s “This Week in Pictures” we’re taking a look at some foods only the bold try.

Smoked Ox Tongue, also known as "Langue Lucullus" can be found, stuffed, sliced and sauteed or grilled, or mixed in with pasta.

Veal Belly, or "Tripe", is considered French soul food. It can be cooked a number of ways, including being used in pastas, soups, or grilled/sauteed.

Just like we have our turkey fowl for most major holidays in the U.S., Parisians have Guinea Fowl, or "Pintade" served as a main course at many of their holiday celebrations.

The famed frogs legs, which really do taste like chicken by the way.

Probably the most well known odd food to come out of Parisian kitchens, Escargot can be gotten both in shell and out of shell. Usually they are served in a rich sauce, and most often are available as a starter dish.

A delicious and flavorful berry used in a lot of sauces and dishes in France.

When most of us think of the term "sweetbread", we mainly think of pastries or some sort of starchy concoction - but not the fine dining world! To them, sweetbread refers to a calf's pancreas.

This sea creature has a weird, rubbery texture and resembles the look of snails.

 

 

Finding a Restaurant in Paris

You can pretty much throw a rock and hit a fantastic restaurant in Paris. While this is any culinary enthusiasts dream, it can present a problem in itself – where do you start? How do you choose when you have 5 gourmet Parisian restaurants staring you in the face within a block of each other? How do you know which eatery will satisfy your craving? Fear not fellow traveler, there’s a list below of highly recommended restaurants, categorized by style of restaurant, to help you out. Maps are even included for your convenience.

Bistro

 

Café Charbon

Address:  109, rue Oberkampf, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/hyt3f

 

L’Ecailler du Bistrot

Address: 22, Rue Paul Bert, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/w6gpw

 

Chez Ramulaud

Address: 269, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Nation, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/a5pts

 

Brasserie

 

Brasserie Balzar

Address: 49, Rue des Ecoles, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/5x8vx

 

Chez Jenny

Address: 39, boulevard du Temple, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/jm76v

 

French

 

L’Astrance

Address: 4, rue Beethoven, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/r3rn5

Le Cinq

Address: Four Seasons Hotel George V, 31 Ave. George V, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/3h5f5

 

Au Petit Sud Ouest

Address: 46, Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/p5tzt

 

Modern European

 

Le Carre Marguerite

Address: 87, rue d’assas, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/s34gm

 

Le Berkeley

Address: 7, avenue Matignon, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/fqjjx

 

La Chamarre

Address: 6, rue de l’Amiral Coligny, Paris

Map: http://g.co/maps/22ujf