14 hours ago
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well, it's back to the real world.
No more cafe sitting and long walks discovering unique little neighborhoods.
I haven't cooked a thing all week! It feels strange not to prepare the meals.
Last night, our friends from Paris hosted a lovely dinner for us.
They served 2 excellent red wines, a Bordeaux and a Cotes du Rhones. Excellent Roederer champagne along with hams and saucisson (dried French sausages).
For dinner, Clement, who is an excellent cook, made a gorgeous leg of lamb from the best boucherie (butcher) in Paris, with amazing white beans to accompany the d'agneau.
After the lamb, we were served a green salad and 2 beautiful cheeses, one was a hard chevre (goat cheese) and another that was a hard rind cheese.....the name escapes me, and I am cheese challenged anyway, so will never remember. Both excellent.
For dessert we had some local patisserie from Bon Marche, a beautiful, high end department store, that also has a large epicurian section.
We had TOFFEE eclairs, a yellow mirabelle (plum) tart, and baba rums. All very fancy and special.
I ate too much for sure. It was all delicious, and it was nice to be treated to such a feast.
If you have been following my daily Paris posts, then you know we had a fabulous trip. We ate well and explored places that tourists usually don't go. Paris, Je T'aime, we hope to return next year.
See you back in New Jersey on Wednesday!