Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Dining in Paris

We're only in Paris for a long weekend, but we get to enjoy dining at some of our favorite places.  Our first dinner is southwestern France cuisine at Il était une Oie dans le Sud-ouest, where we start with Le Torchon (duck foie gras cooked with a torch), followed by margret de canard and duck confit.

Le Torchon

Margret de canard

Duck confit

We return to our hotel after dinner for a glass of wine and desert, finding that all the lights have been turned off and the hotel and restaurant are illuminated by candles for Earth Hour, a worldwide movement to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour as a symbol of commitment and call to action to protect the planet and its people.

Wine and ice cream by canndlelight

We have one lunch on Avenue des Champs-Élysées, a croque monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich with béchamel sauce toasted in the oven), the next at Paul, the fabulous boulangerie chain at which we've purchased sandwices all over France


Our final dinner is at another old favorite, La Mascot, near our hotel.  We start with escargot and French onion soup, followed by duck confit (served very differently from the night before) and chevre (goat cheese) salad.


Duck confit

Chevre salad

A weekend in Paris is not enought to fully satisfy our craving for the fabulous food here, but it offers a tantalizing experience, with the promise of much more over the next few years as we return.

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