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Our Guide in Paris

Canadian sommelier Etheliya Hananova takes us to her favourite spots.

Etheliya Hananova in ParisPhoto: Hans Laurendeau (Etheliya Hananova)

Etheliya Hananova made her name with a great little wine list, big on small producers, at Montreal's Lawrence. Now she's bringing that small-scale philosophy to Paris, where she and boyfriend Noam Gedalof moved last year to work at the Michelin-starred Le Sergent Recruteur (she's the wine buyer, he's chef de cuisine) on Île Saint-Louis.

Les Caves Augé, ParisPhoto: Alvaro Yanez

Les Caves Augé

This wine shop is more like a wine library – all the fixtures are wood and brass – stocked with organic and biodynamic bottles. Marc Sibard, the buyer, has personal relationships with lots of France's best producers and it shows in his selection, with exclusive Jean-François Ganevet cuvées and allocations of coveted Pierre Overnoy wines.
116, boul. Haussmann, 33-1-45-22-16-97

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Sushi Ginza Onodera

The best meal I've had here is at this super-traditional Japanese omakase place. I've never had such a holistic, spa-like experience in a dining context. We had otoro the last time we were there, and the fish was prepared in front of us, perfectly cut. It's expensive, but worth it.
18, rue du Louvre, 33-1-40-20-09-30

Du Pain et Des Idées, ParisPhoto: Martin Kheunst / Martin Gauducheau

Du Pain et Des Idées

There's not much room inside this bakery – the lineup often goes out the door – so even if you intend to come only for bread (the Pain des Amis, a flatbread with a nutty flavour, is my favourite), you end up inching by all of the viennoiseries. Inevitably, you leave with a bunch of pastries.
34, rue Yves Toudic, 33-1-42-40-44-52

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

You can buy chef Alain Ducasse's chocolate at three spots in Paris, but the manufacture in the 11th arrondissement is amazing. It's like a 19th-century apothecary, with a long, narrow display area with brass trays and floor-to-ceiling cabinets. The pralinés à l'ancienne are ridiculously good.
40, rue de la Roquette, 33-1-48-05-82-86



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