Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Eating. So what's new already?

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A crocodile line of schoolchildren climbs down to the Seine.
Grandparents with the best-dressed grandchildren in the world. These are boys!
I went to see an exhibit by Martin Parr, a wonderful British photographer - his take on Paris, mostly on tourists - here, up on the towers of Notre Dame ...
… and here in the rain in front of the cathedral itself.
Then I ate my usual ham sandwich in this park - that's the Tour St. Jacques, the remains of a 16th century church destroyed during the revolution. Nice place for a picnic. Midtown, as they say in NYC.
Along the Seine - the Mona Lisa and tourists.
Tonight - meeting friends at the Bistrot Paul Bert, one of the best bistros in Paris, apparently.  No one there, in this unpretentious warm place, at 7.45 p.m.
 Les asperges blanches - white asparagus, in season in spring and sublime.
Beef cheeks.
For dessert, my friends had creme caramel and Grand Marnier soufflé -
I had the raw milk cheese.
 Our interesting neighbours - a couple from New Orleans, a musician and the daughter of a well-known restauranteur, and another couple, he from Bermuda and she from Brooklyn, all discovering the joys of dining and living in Paris. 
The interior of the bistro.

2 comments :

  1. Gee, Beth…apparently your “neighbours” (complete strangers) were infinitely more interesting than the two women who had invited you to the bistro!

    Rosemary and I had a good chuckle. Great photo of Rosemary’s elbow, by the way. Ha! Ha!

    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris.

    Juliet
    julietinparis.wordpress

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  2. Yes, somehow I didn't get any photos of you two. Sorry about that. It was a wonderful evening - I'm suffering today.

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