20 hours ago
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So what else do you do Stacey, besides eat and drink while in Paris?
Not much, to be honest.
But yesterday, we had the great pleasure of having a personal tour of Le Cordon Bleu, the famous Parisian cooking school. I know you're jealous, and I don't blame you.
Madame Sandra Messier, the director of communications of Le Cordon Bleu took us on a personal tour of the school, letting us sit in with chefs during classes! We got to see pastry technique class, a fish class, as well as a patisserie class. It was fantastic (sorry, they would not allow photos) and it makes me want to go back to school!
Did you know Giada DeLaurentis attended Le Cordon Bleu? Now you know.
After school, we were taken to Le Belisaire, a fantastic little neighborhood restaurant in the 15th arrondisement.
Chef Matthieu Garrel greeted us with bisous (kisses) and jokes, then cooked us a fantastic lunch.
Everyone at this homey restaurant was warm and friendly.
There are no tourists in this place, but it is worth seeking out.
The chef's menu is based on the daily market (marché) and he only serves what is in season.
We started with a fantastic avocado tartare with shrimp.
A ravioli stuffed with langoustines and leeks. Hello!
A gorgeous roasted white fish on risotto, and a beautiful salade of girolles, which are a variety of golden yellow chanterelle mushrooms which are in season now, paired with ham from Bayonne and a poached egg on top, with croutons in a coriander dressing. Amazing.
We finished our meal with a beautiful creme brulee.
I am still full from yesterday's lunch!
A big thank you to Sandra and Chef Matthieu for making our day a wonderful experience!
2 rue Marmontel
Tel: 01 48 28 62 24