I’m in the process of merging some content from my other blog, Fernweh Friday, with Marla on the Move. From time to time I’ll be migrating some of my older posts here. I figured that a post about the food in Paris was a great place to start! So let’s get started with a post I wrote shortly after returning home following a girls’ trip with my friend, Stephanie back in 2016.
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The mere mention of Paris brings feelings of love and light to countless around the globe. Paris is full of beautiful scenery, a rich culture and it’s steeped in history difficult for us North Americans to wrap our heads around. There’s a palpable vibe there that simple words can’t do justice, but can be summed up by “experience it for yourself, so you truly understand” magic to Paris. It’s no surprise that Paris has more yearly visitors than any other city in the world.
So what did we take away from our recent visit?
PARIS. IS. DELICIOUS.
Sadly for us there wasn’t enough time in each day, over our week-long trip, to eat everything our appetites desired. We also had to fit in 2 day trips and other cultural sites (said tongue in cheek, of course). Sad kittens.
BUT we did manage to stuff ourselves silly and were left with a burning desire (and raging appetite) to return to Paris, the City of Get In Our Bellies. Hopefully sooner, than later!
What deliciousness did we enjoy during our trip? Unsurprisingly, we made a list of the foods we wanted to eat while there and spent our days checking items off. Everything from creme brûlée to steak tartare to baguettes to almost too-pretty-to-eat desserts – oh my!
Our holiday officially began at the Montreal airport, where our flights met – and we were left with several hours to catch up. And eat and drink, naturally!
Let’s meet at the wine bar!
More beverages, this time at U-Bar. If you call that thing in the background a proper beverage!
Poutine! Because when in
Pretty impressive plane food. Zatar chicken is my new favourite!
First meal in Paris at Le Relais Odeon – Warm Goat on Country Bread Salad. Delicious!
First dinner was spent with friends old and new, in a jet lagged haze. I can’t remember what we ate but I do know that the salt pots were adorable!
Late night wine in our hotel, hanging out the windows people watching.
Quintessential Parisian breakfast at my cousin’s flat. Perfection.
Healthy and delicious lunch after a morning of shopping!
Heaven on Earth. L’as du Fallafel.
Tea time at a Paris favourite.
Tea Infused Crème Brûlée.
Chilled rosé at a perfect spot for people watching.
Late night treats, perfectly accompanied by our €5 bottle of rosé.
Our picnic spread in gorgeous Reims.
Taste testing at the world’s oldest Champagne house.
Quiche Lorraine. The Café Campana at Musee d’Orsay.
More people watching. This time at Café Diane in Jardin des Tuileries.
Sinfully delicious onion soup. Of course I ordered “French” onion soup in France. SIGH.
Estouffade de bœuf aux olives. My mouth waters at the memory.
Different take on Croque Monsieur At Versailles.
Chilled chocolate. Perfect on an hot day!
Millefeuille à la vanille Bourbon.
Eclairs! Chocolate and coffee.
.. with unmelted cheese! Dégoûtant!
Quick and tasty drink after a long day out.
Stop the presses! Comté flavoured chips! Delicious.
Last meal back at Le Relais Odeon, where we enjoyed our first meal of the trip. Veal with Béarnaise sauce. As good as it looked. Slurp.
Creme Brûlée with Bourbon vanilla. Perfect finish to a perfect meal.
One last drink, a Caipirinha this time, at Le Mazet before heading to bed for the night.
Au revoir, Paris!