T-minus 9

The other day someone asked me what special things we were planning to do during our last bit of time here. I told her it was mostly food-related. Now, I don’t know if that’s really true, but food has certainly played a critical role in our European experience. Whether it’s discovering new recipes at home, special destination restaurants as a family or, for me, treats I have discovered during my running or walking journeys, we have acquired quite a few favorites.

Kelley
Favorite meal at home: tomato tarte and vanilla cake with warm chocolate icing OR magret de canard
Favorite restaurant: Pizza Positano
Favorite breakfast: Passy Passion toasted baguette with butter and jam
Favorite lunch: Passy Passion toasted baguette with butter and jam 🙂
Favorite food experience outside Paris: farmhouse restaurant in Bordeaux, Brick Lane in London, organic food carts in London, Dar Poetta pizza in Rome
Favorite “treat”: Berthillon ice cream
Favorite place to shop: Maison Gosselin (fruits and vegetables),
Other food-related memory/ies: first time at Le Volant, training for a marathon by running to bakeries, exploring coffee shops on Thursday mornings, discovering that foods really should only be sold and eaten when in season, the wine cave with Tom and Jody, Wednesday soup nights, a French-Japanese fusion restaurant I discovered with friends just yesterday!

Tom
Favorite meal at home: lasagna, quiche lorraine, tomato tart
Favorite restaurant: Le Volant
Favorite breakfast: French press coffee, cheese, baguette, sausage
Favorite lunch: homemade cassoulet
Favorite food experience outside Paris: Le Piano au Vin in Caen
Favorite “treat”: Le Salvetat sparkling water
Favorite place to shop: Laurent Dubois cheese, all markets
Other food-related memory/ies: ordering fois gras at any possible restaurant, Brick Lane, “Set Breakfast!” in London, Dar Poeta in Rome, spaghetti bolognese at Pizza Positano

Sarah:
Favorite meal at home: vegetable soup
Favorite restaurant: Al Taglio
Favorite breakfast: not a big breakfast but cereal, I guess
Favorite lunch: school lunch of sliced, grilled potatoes topped with roast beef, vegetables and au jus.
Favorite food experience outside Paris: tapas in Barcelona
Favorite “treat”: Prince cookies
Favorite place to shop: Maison Gosselin
Other food-related memory/ies: lunch out with friends, Della Palma gelato in Rome

Elizabeth:
Favorite meal at home: Quiche lorraine
Favorite restaurant: Al Taglio
Favorite breakfast: crêpes
Favorite lunch: jambon and buerre baguette, yogurt, cookies
Favorite food experience outside Paris: Dar Poeta in Rome and Bella Italia in London
Favorite “treat”: chocolate Berthillon ice cream
Favorite place to shop: Franprix
Other food-related memory/ies: first truffle pizza at Al Taglio, eating dumplings with Carmen, making homemade pizza,

Julian:
Favorite meal at home: Quiche Lorraine
Favorite restaurant: Al Taglio
Favorite breakfast: Dutch pancake
Favorite lunch: chirozo sandwich
Favorite food experience outside Paris: fried squid in Barcelona
Favorite “treat”: sucre crêpe
Favorite place to shop: Dia
Other food-related memory/ies: first sorbet and favorite sorbet (citron vert)

We have now realized these lists cannot be contained. They go on and on with baguette cereale from Eric Kayser, falafel in the Marais, lingering over a 2 1/2 hour family lunch at a creperie, hot chocolate everywhere, mulled wine in Strasbourg, brunch in Antwerp, butter from the Courbevoie market and on and on and on…

 

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3 thoughts on “T-minus 9

  1. Colleen Hartman

    Ah, once again , I’m reading this before breakfast. Your pictures are wonderful. I’m having cantaloupe with raisin pecan bread, oj and tea! This is a fancy breakfast for me!!! Hugs C.

  2. Patti and Brian

    We have to agree with many of your favorites, especially quiche, tomato tart and lasagna, all made with two burners and a very small oven. Wonderful!

  3. Sarah

    I love seeing your blog- my Aunt Linda Dunk told me all about your adventure and I am super jealous and now my mouth is watering too! your pictures are gorgeous! I went to Paris for 10 days about 2 years ago with my Grandma and the whirlwind of smells and tastes is amazing!! I loved Berthillion’s citron vert, though Poire was my all-time favorite! I loved the Pain au chocolat, and the omnipresent baguettes! the freshness of the fruit is something the US should learn from! it sounds like you had an amazing year, and I hope that I can one day take my family on a similar voyage! Bonne Aventures pour votre dernieres jours au le Cite de lumieres!

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