l'Atelier des Compères restaurant hidden in a courtyard just off Paris' most famous street, the Champs-Elysees, is an address worth knowing. This charmingly modern bistro with a retractable roof focusses on the pleasures of wine and of the freshest seasonal cuisine inspired by the market. The small courtyard terrace is a delight in the midst of the thundering city and is filled with local business folk and clued-up shoppers. Jacques Boudin, Master Sommelier and chef, posts a slate each day listing the menu of the moment, things like millefeuille of slow-cooked vegetables, duck breast with bitter orange sauce and glazed legumes, tarte fine with apple calvados sorbet. The enormously interesting wine list requires deep exploration and return visits.