Ok, so we spent one week in Paris and we headed off to Dinan (Brittany) on Saturday morning – hopefully by the time you are reading this we are not still trying to get out of Paris on the péripherique!
You read about our Saturday night dinner and our Monday lunch, right? And you checked out the macaron class and the macaron cocktails too… Well there are two more spectacular food experiences I will be posting about but they are going to take quite a while to compile (oh the suspense…) but here’s a post to fill you in on the rest of the eats and drinks in between the “special” ones!
So what else did we get up to? Why eat and drink and met food bloggers of course – as you do!
Saturday lunch at Au Rocher de Cancale:
Saturday apéro at our flat:
Saturday digestifs at Le Tambour:
Sunday lunch at Café Coeur Couronné:
Sunday afternoon, we went to see the fabulous Miles Davis exhibit at Cité de la Musique and then we met Véronique from French cooking for Dummies for an apéro:
(isn’t she adorable?!) Véronique wrote a guest post for me in the summer that you can read here.
Sunday evening we just ate in, at Alicia’s flat. My favourite salades ever:
Monday evening after all that cheese, a little something sweet after our salades for dinner:
Ok, these were NOT proper macarons but hey, you can buy them in the supermarket and they were a nice light bite of sweetness. I imagine with a little cream filling there, they would be perfect (not the real deal but not bad non plus!)
Tuesday after a long walk around the Marais, we ate at L’As du Falafel:
Angelina’s whilst un peu touristique, must be done. It’s a beautiful tea room:
Wednesday evening we headed out in our “neighbourhood” – the Quartier Montorgueil for dinner. We had originally wanted to go to an old favourite, Le Tir Bouchon, but their menu was a bit too “foie gras” oriented (i.e. it was kind of in everything) so we we ended up at L’Épicerie, an old favourite from way back when I lived here (the fact that it’s still around 15 years later is a good sign).
Goat cheese and lardon salad:
And yes, this all seems a bit excessive but t’is the season. If we had been at home we would have had one party to attend each night last week so if you look at in that context… We have also done a LOT of walking – Paris is like that – to the point where I can feel my muscles. So I am sure we have offset some of the “fatness” through that. Well I hope so!