‘Nomad’ District Leader: Join Carlton McCoy as he searches for truth around the world

(CNN) – In the new CNN Original Series “Nomad with Carlton McCoy,” master sommelier McCoy is searching for the truth in locations around the world. Whether on the banks of the Mississippi River or in the explosive city of Seoul, McCoy seeks out the obvious to see what truly makes each place fascinating.

Below is a guide of each area through McCoy’s tour. See what he saw:


Carlton McCoy and chef Christophe Pelé at Le Clarence in Paris.

Carlton McCoy and chef Christophe Pelé at Le Clarence in Paris.

While in Paris, McCoy intensified his search for authentic Parisian experiences with the unknown suburbs, or around the center of the city. In addition to the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower, the large number of food options and cultural gifts highlight the complexity of the Parisian experience.

Want to learn more about the real Parisian lifestyle? Check out these six places:

Saigon hou – This Lognes restaurant is looking for Vietnamese food for the French. Lognes, a banlieue with the highest percentage of Asians of every city in France, there are actually some delicious Asian food. One of McCoy’s most iconic dishes in New Saigon is a noodle soup called Phnom Penh, which has its roots in Cambodia.
The Basilica of Saint-Denis Cathedral -Before the monarchy of Saint-Denis, the Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis was an ancient site known as the earliest example of Gothic architecture and the “tomb of kings.” It became the tomb of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the king.
Good Adventure -This Saint-Ouen restaurant was opened by Alcidia Vulbeau, the designer, and she showcased her independent work on French-African fusion dishes. McCoy was very fond of shakshuka, a traditional North African dish.
Le Clarence – Located right in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, Le Clarence is a restaurant that was awarded two Michelin stars in 2017 and features new features in traditional French cuisine by chef Christophe Pelé.
Mariane Ibrahim Museum – The second exhibition of the Mariane Ibrahim Museum opened, after its opening in Chicago, on Matignon Street in Paris in September of 2021. Ibrahim, the founder of the museum French-Somali, focusing on showcasing artists from Africa and its diaspora.
Palace of the Élysée – The Élysée Palace is the French Palace, home of President Emmanuel Macron. It is only open to visitors during European Heritage Days, and is larger than the Palace of Versailles. Francis Oge, chef de party at the palace, prepared thousand leaves and McCoy.
Carlton McCoy learned about the visit of Francis Oge, the chef at the Palais de l’Élysée, the White House of France. Listen to “Nomad with Carlton McCoy” starting on CNN this Sunday at 10 pm ET / PT.

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