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Paris – Day Two

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

Prawn Tempura

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.

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Tired…but looking forward to Paris

The day job seems to be taking over again. I keep forgetting to have breakfast, but slowly become more gastro-0rientated by tea time.

I have not really had time to start a food experiment this week and probably won’t get a chance to, so instead I am going to plan something for next week that has a french theme, as on Monday I will be in Paris. Maybe I will eat nothing but croissants all week?

No i’m not Giles Coren or do I wish to be supersized…but I am looking forward to spending the weekend and beyond in lovely Paris, staying near Fauchon, Ladurée and Hediard (of course)..looking forward to a Michelin starred meal on Sunday evening – a wedding on the Seine with great food, what more could you ask for?

  • Maybe some dancing girls covered in Jerusalem artichokes?
  • A big swimming pool sized bowl of Artisan du Chocolat – Chocolate salty balls?
  • A fast car full of duck confit?

Sorry. Trying to mix my fantasies there.

Anyway, the collation is nearly there. tho I have been having a few problems with a few exports and feeds and as I have not put up a proper WordPress blog (working on it in my spare time) everything is a little squiffy. Not to worry will have it sorted soon.

Having fondue chinoise for dinner this evening as I can’t be arsed to cook and am having people round, bit of chopping and a little sauce making and poof – we are cooking (with methylated spirits!)


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