Thursday, April 11, 2013

Croissants and macarons and eclairs, oh my!

Where do I even begin with the French food? It was all delicious, all the time. We had never tasted such delectable pastries or such perfectly baked bread in our lives. Croissants, warm from the oven, were a must every day. The éclairs, filled with chocolate mousse were indescribably good. Boulangeries and patisseries are, of course, in abundance in Paris, including just around the corner from where we were staying in Montmartre. So many varieties of sweet treat, all so irresistible!

We went to "Laduree" on Champs-Elysees twice.  One day for a box of melt-in-the-mouth macarons, and on our last day in Paris for coffee and pastries.

We drank the best hot chocolate in the world at "Angelina" on Rue de Rivoli.

This omelette at Angelina.

Salmon fillet at 58 Tour Eiffel - the restaurant on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.

Baba au Rhum, again at 58 Tour Eiffel. I wasn't even sure what this was but had to try it in remembrance of my dad who would say "How about a rum baba?" when offering around a box of chocolates. I'm not even sure if he knew what it was! For the record, its a rum-soaked cake, and it was delicious.

Another best of the best - this Crème Brulee at Brasserie La Lorraine, Paris.


Quiche Lorraine, salad and crusty baguette in our French apartment.
I truly doubt that I'll ever again consume such incredible food over such a short period in my lifetime. It was all just so good. We were so lucky to be able to live this indulgent lifestyle just for a little while!


Suse said...

It all looks so good, but that creme brulee tipped me over the edge.

Manderley said...

That crème brulee will never be beaten. I was in heaven with every mouthful!