When I was in Paris earlier this year putting the final touches on my new book, I couldn’t wait to visit my dear friend Eric Goujou at his gorgeous shop, La Tuile à Loup! Filled with beautiful, handcrafted French ceramics, La Tuile à Loup is a regular stop for many of the world’s most well-known tastemakers. I own several of his pieces and I love how much personality they bring to a room or a table! Eric himself has impeccable taste, so I wanted to learn a bit more about his everyday life in Paris and his favorite Parisian spots. Take notes for your next Paris adventure!
What is your house meal?
Orange-Braised Carrots and Parsnips. Most of my friends in Paris are vegetarian and I have a few intolerances.
There is a stew from one of Ina Garten's books called The Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, which I love and I do my own version. Because I do not know how to follow a recipe, I always do an interpretation. Alternatively, I will cook fish. In France it is a very easy go-to meal.
A fresh fish (Sea Bass, Turbot, John Dory, Dorado) with olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven for about 20-30 minutes. Served with roasted veggies. I cook this at least twice a week.
How would you describe your entertaining style?
My entertaining style might look formal at first because being a perfectionist, I like to do things just the way I envisioned it in my mind. Nevertheless, it is essential that people feel at ease when they sit around the table. I love to set a table.
Eric’s Paris Faves:
For Everyday Essentials
Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche - 24 Rue de Sèvres 75007 PARIS
The Best Cocktails
Bar Hemingway at The Ritz - Place Vendome 75001 Paris
Traditional: Georges Francois - 38 Rue Delambre 75014 Paris
Modern: Lily Valley - 101 Rue Monge 75005 Paris
Favorite Spots for Dinner with Visiting Friends
David Toutain - 29 Rue Surcouf 75007 Paris
Shouk - 59 Rue de Lancry 75010 Paris
For a quiet cup of coffee
Telescope - 5 Rue Villedo 75001 Paris
#bts at La Tuile à Loup