So to wrap up a series of blogs about Paris, I could hardly close without mentioning French cuisine. It was a dominant theme in our weekend together. Remember I told you I was there visiting a friend who had rented an apartment for 3 months? Well, here she is, enjoying her Cordon Bleu cooking class, one of her "dreams come true."
The weekend I was there, she took an all day class on fish, and we reaped the benefits that evening back at the apartment. Four courses of fish--can't beat that!
The availability of fresh food in every neighborhood is only steps away from your doorstep--the cheese shop,
the local butcher selling poultry
and fresh beef and pork.
Avoid this butcher though, unless you know what you're getting--horse meat. The first clue is a horse's head above the shop. You still see a few of them around town.
Every shop selling food makes an art of their displays. Candy at La Cure Gourmande,
olive oil at Oliviers and Company in the Marais,
patisseries on every block,
always works of art.
Macarons of every color and flavor,
bons-bons in rainbow colors from the Japanese Patisserie Sadaharu AOKI,
and colorful-----WAIT...., how did this photo get in here? Looking like eye candy, but certainly not, this is the selection of toilet paper at the luxury toilet boutique at the Printemps department store--Point WC, it's called. New and deluxe, and certainly not free, if you want to read more about their strategy of luxury toilets at several locations in Paris, you can read more here. A whole new market to explore, with an offer of a personal shopper to make your experience more pleasurable.
How did I digress?