Monday, 30 May 2011

On location: Paris

Two hungry Londoners in Paris.

On arriving in Paris for a two night, three day sojourn, pretending to be French, I decided to keep a food diary. The Sicily diary had been a great success, as well as highlighting how much one can eat. So here's what happened en France.

Day Un
Petit déjeuner:
Café au lait and cappuccino
Pain avec beurre et confiture (rouge)

Déjeuner: Le Timbre
Pea soup with pork croutons (!)
Terrine with onion marmalade and cornichons
Cochons noir (black pig) with fava beans
Confit du canard with sweet red peppers (stuffed with mashed potato - genius)
Espresso x 2

Diner: Le Hangar (good recommendation by Time Out)
Salmon tartare with basil on cucumber
Salad of haricots verts with Parmesan - oh so good
Boeuf stroganoff with small crispy potatoes - rare steak mixed in with cream and wine...
Matt, with his strong love for duck, went for a duck and foie gras pie with mash and nutmeg topping - zut alors!
Espresso x 2 served with small biscuits and gooey chocolate truffles

Day Deux
Petit déjeuner:
Café au lait x 2
Croissant x 2 (good dipping in coffee occurred)

Déjeuner: Nanashi (organic Japanese bobo canteen - bourgeois bohemian)
Organic lychee lemonade (oooh)
Chirashi salmon - hot rice, salad, smoked salmon chunks, ginger, sesame seeds and some small shoots
Chicken bento - bulgar wheat and rice mix with chicken and shitake mushrooms in a real tasty sauce. with leaves, tomatoes, carrot and sesame seeds, broccoli and courgette. Small feast in a box.

Warm white asparagus, rhubarb and radish salad. Mouth watering.
Crab with an egg yolk on top, with yellow courgettes and apple puree. Fancy pants. Creamy. Yellow. Good.
Veal cooked in liquorice with perfect seasonal vegetables
Suckling pig flavoured with tobacco with perfect seasonal vegetables
Chocolate ganache with glazed fruits, nuts and orange cream
A small goats cheese

Day Trois
Petit déjeuner:
Two boiled eggs x 2
Café au lait x 2

Déjeuner: Le Pommette
A mozzarella type cheese with garlic and truffle oil
Green salad avec tomatoes, goats cheese, grapes and potatoes
Meats with salad and rosemary potatoes

Diner: (waiting for the train)
One salty sausage, half a goat's cheese and a bag of Lays crisps (a must)
Followed by a coke, an Orangina and a Lipton ice tea - salt overload

Bon appetit!


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