Edible Paris

Thanks for all the comments to my post last week. It seems as though the Parisians have it all going for them, great public transportation, a beautiful city to walk in, a moderate climate, fabulous food to eat and cook with and the ability to enjoy it all in moderation, and plenty of interesting things to do. I’ll wrap up my Paris posts with this list of my favorite things:

L’As du Falafel makes the best falafel I’ve ever had…bar none…

L'As du Falafel

Macarons…my, my, my…they are so plentiful and beautiful. But I must confess that I prefer Pierre Hermé macarons to Ladurée…they’re prettier and the flavor is much more seductive. Not to mention that the Pierre Hermé staff gladly allowed me to take photos while the ladies at Ladurée practically hissed as they shook their fingers at me…no photos.

Pierre Hermé macarons

Steak and frites…perfect steak, tender and flavorful, perfect frites…crisp and delicous. Wow…the sauce was incredible…does anyone know what Le Relais de l’Entrecote secret sauce is? The salad, the bread, the wine, all were perfect…

steak and frites

My favorite dessert was La Vie en Rose from La Pied du Cochon. It was an amalgamation of rose gelée, rose glacé, strawberries, and cream…it was divine, it’s flavors so delicate and yet quite pronounced. It came to the table with a pink meringue pig floating atop it’s billows of cream…ah, a dream come true…

Coupé La Vie en Rose

I love this face, it’s from the “La Marseillaise” sculpture and it’s at the top of the stairs at the Arc de Triomphe. That’s how I felt when I woke up on my last day in Paris. Quelle Horreur!

La Marseillaise

On that last day we were walking along Rue Saint Germain when we saw this magazine advertisement…

Barack Obama

Then we visited Patrick Rogers chocolate shop and acquired a lovely package of these fabulous, chocolate, crunchy squares, I cannot remember what they’re called but they are so, so, addictive…

Patrick Roger chocolate

Check out my most recent favorite meal at what geeks eat. It’s a satisfying braise of balsamic chicken with porcini and lentilles de Puy.