First Day in Paris
After Copenhagen we flew to Paris just to grab a few precious days before heading home. I was meeting Fred who had a meeting in Berlin and lucky for us Emily decided to join us.
We got to Paris around 1130. Dropped off our bags and begun a full day. There are two spots that we must always have lunch when we are in Paris. One if the Japanese restaurant at Le Marche des Enfants Rouges. I know that the other restaurants there was just as delicious but somehow I have to always go to the Japanese spot. Just as good as I remember.
There are a bunch of new stores in the Marais. Galleries are also everywhere and it was not like that 5 years ago. This store, The Broken Arm, is adorable. Two really well curated floors of both men and womens clothing. There is also a small restaurant attached to the store. We peeked in. The food looked really good. Maybe next lunch?
There were not many exhibits that were jumping out at us and we definitely wanted to stop in a museum. Emily wanted to know if I had ever been to the Musee de la Chasse Nature. I had not so we went. Very cool place. Loads of old guns and of course stuffed animals. Taxidermy is just so cool.
We were exhausted after getting up at 6am to get the flight over so we went back to the hotel and crashed hard. Dinner was late and Fred was going to meet us there. I do like to return to some favorites restaurants but I always like to try out new too. We had two reservations. One was able to change from 2 to 3 people but one was not. L’Affable was able to and I am really glad they did.
We were definitely the only Americans here. A neighborhood restaurant in the 7th right near Rue de Bac. A great vibe and a wonderful meal. Classic Parisian restaurant.
I started with roasted mushrooms served with crispy Italian ham and a soft egg. Mix this all together and dig in. Insanely delicious. The combinations of those flavors just work. Salty, intense, eggy and earthy.
Fred and I split a veal chop for two. Huge piece of veal comes out of the kitchen and then they return to the kitchen to prepare it. Perfectly cooked and then sliced in two with the bone taken out with a reduced red wine sauce poured over the top.
The perfect meal to kick off a short two day trip.