Americans in Paris
How funny to fly 3642 miles, from New York to Paris to meet someone from Minnesota.
I love when you get to meet other bloggers, friends that you know only thru email, facebook and reading their blog.
That is the case w/ Eileen Troxel, the author of Living Tastefully.
An amazing baker and cook from St. Paul, Minnesota, whose blog I have admired for 7 years.
I love the mutual admiration society.
It's nice to find out that Eileen is a fan of my blog too.
And since we are both Francophiles, let's finally meet in Paris!! and that we did.
I hosted a little soire at the Paris apartment for Eileen and her husband Bill. The other invitees could not make it.
Since I don't cook while on vacation, what should I serve?
How about some good wine and cheeses, some spreads for a baguette, an Alsatian onion tart, and I will make some grilled tartines w/ some stale bread, Tomme de Brebis (sheep's milk cheese) and fig jam (I know how to use the oven here).
Buy some stuffed peppers w/ tuna in a jar (so good) at the Franprix (grocery store) and some nice desserts from the Boulangerie on the corner.
We are all set.
Luckily, there are beautiful vintage champagne flutes and antique china to serve on.
Comte, saucisson, a fresh baguette, mirabelle tarts and good French champagne.
What else do you need in life? (Maybe some clean underwear if you are my mother instructing me about life).
It was a wonderful evening meeting new/old friends and creating memories, made even better, because we are here in Paris!
What a lovely apartment!! You know how to travel and enjoy. Everything sounds fantastic. Have a safe trip home to a "normal life"... ha!