PARIS!

28125482_frFj9zThe City of Lights. Chocolate. Macarons(!). Bistros. Fromage. Charcuterie. Frites. Crepes. Some famous sights (but, who has time for those with all the food?). BAKERIES!

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It had been way too long since we had last been, and we were fortunate to spend a week in one of the best cities  in the world! We only had three things on the agenda; walk. eat. repeat. Collapse upon return to the states. The rest would be a bonus. Lynn set her sites on the made to order Mille Fieulle…..

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I was thinking about crepes and cider….

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You really do need to know where to go if you’re planning on visiting bakeries. It’s true that they are “everywhere”, but that doesn’t always guarantee the best. The most memorable Boulangerie’s were Le Moulin de La Vierge, Poilane, many different Eric Kayser’s, Du Pain Et Des Idées (incredible Escargot’s) 134 RDT (best croissant by miles) and Au Panetier, which had the best Pain au Levain of the trip with its massive loaves sold by the kilo.

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We had an amazing dinner at Bistrot Paul Bert. Cheese arrived at the table “self-serve” with a side plate of course! Once I chose my selection, it went to my neighbors table. I doubt anyone got sick that night from eating the cheese off the communal board.  In fact, I’m not sure I saw one pair of gloved hands all week….

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For Lynn’s birthday, we did what we never do: A tour! But, wait, this was not an ordinary tour. It was given by Meg Zimbeck of Paris By Mouth. It seemed like from that day on, we were obsessed with Macarons, those light, crunchy almond meringue cookies with various fillings. The best we had were from Pierre Herme.

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Until next time….

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