Woke up late.
Forgot that Paris is useless and everything is still closed on a Sunday. Teachings of Cathol really mess up my food intake.
Got the concierge to get us a table at Ladurée as we were around the corner.
It was cold and wet, even though it was 5 minutes walk we went to grab a cab. Of course we all forgot what a bunch of twats Parisien cabbies can be. So we ended up walking as they did not want the fare. Sometimes I remember why i never decided to live in Paris over London, I love the place but my god, they can be so irritating!
Waited for a bit for a table, ended up with one that would have been just comfortable for two people, we had four. By this time we were starving so it did not matter. Omlettes, Scrambled eggs, Grapefruit juice…it was all passable. The bread basket was really average as well. For the first time in my life I passed on having some macaroons. Oh yes the other thing, £90 for breakfast for 4!
The wedding in the church was next, big place, austere. Lunch did not really happen instead late tea/sandwiches at the hotel.
The Mrs got well angry when they brough white bread sandwiches and we asked for brown!! The Croque I had was acceptable but in no way great. Have I always overplayed the abilities of big hotels in Paris – I always remember everything be well executed and luscious. Maybe I have grown up some and have a few more taste buds.
The evening was on a Michelin Starred Boat!! Le Paquebot.
The Canapés were all amazing:
Lobster and Basil wraps
Cold Lamb and Tomato Discs
Foie Gras Boules on Brioche
Then we sat to :
Scallops, Spring onion compote and Cauliflower purée – A great combination of flavours.
Main course – Rack of lamb, spinach and Ricotta ravioli and mustard sauce.
Pudding – Chocolate Boule Surprise!!! This was amazing – A perfect sphere of chocolate on a plate, the waiter poured over an hot raspberry sauce and the top part of the sphere melted onto the fresh raspberries encased within. Truly spectacular and Delicious!
The tower of Ladureé chocolate macaroons appeared with sparklers – The best wedding cake ever!
The journey back on the Eurostar was better than the way out – Food still sucked tho. Don’t think I can recount the menu as it will just hurt me.
Got back home in time for some proper food – London wins.