I had a day to live out a Paris fantasy and it looked like these next few blog posts.
Most of my time was spent in the swanky Left Bank arrondissement of St. Germain. This was Tuesday, May 13, the swearing-in of the new president, François Hollande, so there were gendarme (policemen) aplenty on the major streets.
But over coffee in a café at St. Germain, one would never know. The weather was maniacal: sunny, rainy, inside-out-umbrella-windy. But none of that could shroud the city's irresistible charms.
|Café crème with shortbread spoon at Cuisine de Bar. Check out the shortbread spoon!!!|
I took a food tour with Meg of Paris by Mouth, who taught me all kinds of things about French food. Photos and tidbits are from this tour and a visit with friend Elisabeth, a multiple-generation Parisienne, who knew so well about the food institutions that have been here for years.
|Cannelé from Bon Marché, the largest gourmet food hall in Paris.|