"I never knew the charm of spring, I never met it face to face. Till April in Paris, this is a feeling ...what have you done to my heart." Vernon Duke 1932 (paraphrased) Audrey Hepburn once said, "Paris is always a good idea." (Sabrina 1954) I tend to agree! Especially in spring. This month, we explore my favorite great places to stay, play and eat in France along with a couple of my favorite Francais inspired recipes! Savourez et trouvez des plasirs!
This corner restaurant at the lower tip of the Golden Triangle of Paris, with it's outdoor patio has to be my favorite spot in the City of Love. Jeff and I went once for an early lunch at 11:45 am and ended up leaving sometime around midnight! Well, there was a walk down the Avenue late that afternoon before returning for cocktail hour which led directly into dinner, meeting new friends, etc. One of the most memorable days of my life! I think Jeff was just trying to keep me away from the fabulous shopping along Avenue Montaigne where you will find everything from Haute couture to ready to wear, albeit for me, just maybe the best window shopping in the world!
This week, let's start with one of my favorite french cheeses and appetizers. A wonderful creamy french brie or camembert with sautéed mushrooms, herbs and toasted baguette slices. I could just have this for a most satisfying dinner paired with a lovely red Bordeaux. Delicieux et satisfaisant. Send me your favorite french inspired dishes! Bon Appetit!