Paris Dinners


Work in Progress – although I did not take many pictures of most meals in Paris, I can still do a write-up about them.  I wish I just had the time to do it!

Here’s a recap:

– Dinner with my friend Sol and her two adorable toddlers at Chez Clement, a chain restaurant.  Eduardo had a mix grill platter and I had the moules et frites, which were on my ‘checklist’ of things to eat while in France 

– Dinner at Chez Savy, another Fodors recommendation.  Two gazpachos, two steaks with frites and probably the best bernáise sauce ever.  

– Dinner at a restaurant I still need to confirm the name with Sol; starters included a gorgeous salad with cheese and nuts for me, Eduardo had a chacuterie sampler and we both had the duck.  It was really simple and delicious meal.

– Dinner at my friends’ place –  smoked salmon hors d’oeuvre on cucumber, salmon with big bountiful mushrooms in a wine sauce, salad and a cheese plate, and maccarons and raspberry sorbet.  I wouldn’t have had any other way to close the trip than this homecooked feast, and the chance to see my friends.

So that’s it!  I’ve managed in three weeks not to have pizza and to wean myself off the two cups of coffee a day habit I developed while abroad.  I’ll always have Rome, Florence, Siena, San Angelo in Colle, Bologna, Bordeaux and Paris and I will try to find a way to recreate some of these meals we gormandized.  On the top of the list: the balsamic glaze of the veal scallops from Sant Angelo, perfecting our homemade pasta, crepes and caramel salée sauce, tarte tatin, and the rich béarnaise sauce. 

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Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.


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