Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Postcards from Paris

Best Burrata I've ever had at La Cantine du Troquet
Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. (Wikipedia)
Medieval sculptures above a door at the Musée de Cluny

King's heads at Cluny Museum

La dame à la licorne
Detail of medieval stained glass window
A dame in front of La dame
Croque Monsieur
Food and sights and food and sights, isn't that what Paris is all about?  I wish I had pictures of pounding the pavements because we did a lot of that in the four days that I spent there with my friend.  I recorded 14,000 steps a day which for a Canadian coming out of a long winter, was a shock to the system...

The Musée de Cluny, Cimetière de Montparnasse, Le Marais, Montmartre fabric stores kept us busy over the four days, not counting the evening walk in the neighborhood (charming, authentic 14e arrondissement) where crowded bookstores, hidden gardens, gorgeous algerian barbers and antique shops provided yet more eye candy.

Back in 1980 when I first came to Paris, I was with my roommate and this trip, I enjoyed Paris much the same way I did 35 years earlier, not shopping but walking and talking, seeing and feeling Paris.

I also indulged in desserts, one very sophisticated and pricey, the other, well, judge for yourself:

From Picard Surgelés: 8 mini-Best panna cotta-framboise
Picard frozen foods are very good but this little dessert at 109 calories and .41 euro apiece is dessert fun.
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At Aux Merveilleux de Fred, I had the Incroyable meringue cake; a confection of meringue, speculoos biscuit and whipped cream coated with shaved white chocolate.  I paid 2.85 euros for an individual serving of this baby, almost as much as for a box of mini-Best panna cotta-framboise from Picard but oh!, this dessert is as heavenly as it is decadent.


Slightly-heavier Stella


Lizette said...

Enjoyed the stroll through Paris in photos!

Your Parisian Buddy said...

the best part about being in paris was being with you!