Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 3: Paris...Foodie Heaven!

Oh, what a day! We started Day 3 with another crepe on Rue Mouffetard. This one was filled with chicken, cheese, salt/pepper, lettuce and was very filling! After that, we headed towards the Louvre, stopping at a cafe for a latte on the way...ahh, the Louvre!! What an incredible place. I was SO thrilled about seeing it for the first time. We rounded the corner and saw the big pyramid first...what a cool sight! The outside of the building is just so gorgeous...and HUGE! You could spend an entire week in the museum and still not see everything. Some of my favorite pieces were "Mona Lisa" of course, "Madonna of the Rocks," "Venus de Milo," "The Raft of the Medusa," "The Winged Victory of Samothrace" and "Psyche and Cupid." Brad really enjoyed the entire Egyptian wing and seeing the Coronation Crown of Louis XV.

After the Louvre, we headed on a quest to visit all my favorite little bakeries that I've read about for so very long.
We got:
- Macarons at Laduree (FINALLY!!!) and 2 croissants...OMG...the macaron flavors we chose were 2 chocolate, 2 coffee (cafe), 1 pistachio, 1 caramel...they came in an ADORABLE little box
I was able to sneak this photo before they made me put my camera up!

- Cafe Tartelette at Pierre Herme

- An assortment of fresh bread at Poilane: 5 slices bread, 2 raisin buns and 2 apple danishes

The famous bread chandelier!
- Brie cheese at a local market
- Baron de Lestac Bordeaux wine at another little market

What a meal!!! We were especially excited about having French wine, bread and cheese all delicious!

After rounding up all of our yummy goodies, we headed to the most famous cafe in Paris - Les Deux Magots, where we had one of our favorite meals. We both ordered the Quiche was DELICIOUS! I've since re-created this Quiche Lorraine, so that will be my next post!

I adore the atmosphere in the Paris cafes. The sweetest old lady sat beside me at the next bistro table. She was dressed to the nines...she looked like she had just stepped out of a Paris postcard. We said hello to each other, but I still wish I had struck up a longer conversation with her.

After dinner, we stopped by the hotel to try some of our goodies. It was all so wonderful! I was most excited about the Laduree macarons. They certainly didn't disappoint!
It didn't take long before we were on the Metro again...headed to see the Louvre at night.'s even more gorgeous at night when it's all lit up. Because it is the off-season, there weren't very many people there. It was SO romantic...sitting on the front steps of the Louvre with that beautiful pyramid right in front of you....and beyond that, a glimpse of the Arc de Triomphe...definitely one of my favorite moments.

After strolling around the city of lights for a while, we headed back to get some rest...another amazing day was right around the corner. :)


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Thanks for sharing these moments with us! great pics!



Ranjeet said...

Your food pics forced me to ignore the article.Its so delicious.Visit to paris is incomplete without crepe.There is another place "The Latin Quarter" where you can get Quiche Loraine same like Maggot''s and that too in cheap rate.

Eating cheap in paris