Tryyyyyyying to pace myself with
all these Paris posts…ya know?
I hope you have room in your
Frenchyfrench Chi-chi-chi hearts
for a lil more Paris.
Today is about feeding our faces.
I love food, but mine is a frugal soul.
Yummy Find #1
A Chic Splurge-licious Brunch.
Fancy dinners in Paris can cost a mortgage payment.
Alternatively, get your fancy on at
Les Orchidees within the
Park Hyatt Vendome for brunch.
Beautiful glass ceiling.
Warm and attentive service.
Movers and shakers everywhere ordering eggs.*
*I spotted tycoons and a French pop star.
Studio execs next to us discussed what
scented candle to leave in JLo’s hotel suite
(while she was not checked into the Park Hyatt,
she was in town to give a concert).
Chef: Jean-François Rouquette
Yummy find #2
Divine Crepes and Macarons.
I could eat crepes for every meal.
We sampled the savory buckwheat variety
filled with ham, eggs, and cheese, as well as
sweet ones (sucre) from the lively and
farily priced Breizh Cafe in the heart of the Marais.
I have heard Parisians don’t
consume too many macarons,
and that is fine by me…
more for visitors!
Laduree remains my favorite…
Have you discovered the book
Laduree: Entertaining: Recipes, Ideas & Inspiration (Cuisine Et Vin)
Vincent Lemains, Michel Lerouet
and Marie-Pierre Morel yet?????
A must own if you love
menu and table decor advice!
Should you have the privilege to sample a
macaron or four at the Park Hyatt, you may note its
flavor is miraculously enhanced with
the hotel’s signature scent by Blaise Mautin!
Yummy find #3
3-Courses Without Bankruptcy.
While I am not a meat and potatoes mama,
I knew my husband required his fix
so we tried L’AOC near the apartment.
From their fresh menu of the day, we
sampled duck hearts, roasted pork
and beef dishes, fresh
artisan bread, buttery mashed potatoes,
and apple tarts for 29 Euros each.
Will be dreaming of those mashed potatoes
Yummy find #4
Friendly-Priced Italian Yum.
As a Chicago girl, I need my pizza.
Even in Paris.
Pasta Papa in the 2nd arrondissement
(6 Rue Danou, Paris 75002)
was perfect for our budget and palates.
Think trattoria style cooking; clean and simply
prepared delish. We dined here
three times, sampling pizza, calzone, pasta,
salad, and wine, and it was all fabulous…
about 15 euros per person.
Yummy find #5
Grocery Store Goodness.
The French grocery store Franprix was just steps
from our front door so we took advantage by
stocking up on the best salad ingredients, yogurt,
meats, cheese, and wine.
This is where you will want to
buy fleur de sel, Maille mustard, and other
I am sluggish, grouchy, and
relapsing with my bronchitis/pnemonia
thing…wake me when it’s spring, please!
Peace to you right where you are.