Friday, November 5, 2021

Dining in Paris

We eat at some old favorites in Paris and find some other great dining experiences in neighborhoods that are new to us.  Upon arrival, we head over to the side streets off Place Saint-Michel and stop in at Le Latin, a long-time favorite, for their fondue.  We have fondue with mixed meats and fondue Savoyarde, starting with escargot.

Dining outside at Le Latin

Escargot, 2 fondue

Our next dinner is at another favorite, Il était une Oie dans le Sud-ouest, where we feast on duck:  foie gras, duck confit, and cassoulet, dining outside on a parklet.  The ambiance, wine, food, service, and company are all incredible, making for a truly wonderful evening in Paris.  We'll be back here soon (both Paris and this restaurant)!

Dining in the city

Le menu, appetizer

Cassoulet, confit de canard

For our third (and final) evening's dinner we wander into a neighborhood new to us, halfway between the Louvre and the Opera.  We find a square with several interesting-looking restaurants and choose one where we are intrigued by the Parma ham appetizer we see at several tables.  We enter La Cantine Phil and order (Les Planches Caprese:  Tomates "Grappe," Burrata, Jambon de Parme, et Foccacia.  Along with a bottle of wine, this turns out to be complete meal.

Parma plate at La Cantine Phil

We should also mention a few notable lunches in our short trip:  croque monsieur (and a glass of wine) in Montmarte and mussels (and a glass of Belgium beer) at Leon of Brussels on th Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Various lunches

And, of course, breakfast.  In Covid-19 times, the fabulous breakfast buffet at our hotel is no more, but the assortments offered are still fabulous.  We have (each day) the platter of breads and croissants, assorted cheeses and ham, and cappuccinos.  What a great way to start the day!


All too soon it is time to leave Paris and return home.  But, we'll be back in two months and have much more (old and new) to explore!

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