Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Croissants in the morning! Three types of almond croissants with milk.
This chocolate one was a little odd – I thought it tasted like coffee for some reason. But the others were very good – I especially liked this one that looked like a Chinese pineapple bun 😀
I love tasting a bunch of different things… especially almond croissants 😛
Seline had McDonalds – nuggets (AKA chicken nugz) and fries with a Sprite.
Then we visited a lovely market, La Marche St-Honore. There wasn’t much to see, though. 😦 We didn’t buy anything.
The street by the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Garden, called the Rivoli Street, is so lovely. Can you believe these photos are unedited? The lighting was great. 😀
We stopped at Creperie Framboise for lunch after the market! We both ordered crepes.
Mine had raclette cheese, an egg, ham, and caramelized onions. Seline’s featured ground beef, parmesan, tomatoes, basil, and an egg. Both were made with buckwheat flour.
Seline didn’t like her crepe that much, but I enjoyed mine a lot 😀
The cheese was flavourful and so creamy, and the ham a little salty. The crepe was perfectly crisp on the edges and had an excellent wheat flavour. The egg was cooked flawlessly. I loved the soft, creamy egg yolk. All the flavours together were amazing.
Mostly devoured! Okay, I finished my entire plate, but Seline left a LOT of her crepe. She folded it up four times so she left a LOT more than it looks. I think she ate around 1/3 of her crepe before declaring that she didn’t like crepes. Then she folded it up and said she was done.
I bought dessert earlier at a bakery that we passed. This is called a Paris Brest, made with fluffy-but-crisp choux and the best hazelnut cream. I ate this right on the paper as we walked and licked up every bit of that cream. Have you ever had hazelnut cream? This just-sweet-enough cream was nutty and so flavourful. I couldn’t resist 😀
Isn’t this place a beauty? The Louvre is massive.
Paris’s architecture and statues are stunning.
We took some photos in front of the famous museum before walking alone the Seine River to the Tuileries Garden.
I love this place! The Seine River is so charming.
Luckily it was a sunny but cool day. The perfect walking weather in my opinion, but Seline claimed she was sweating like crazy. She doesn’t like the heat and was sort of in a bad mood this afternoon because of it. The ground here (in all of Europe I believe) is mostly cobblestone and quite difficult to walk on. Luckily I don’t wear high heels!
The Tuileries Garden is right outside the Louvre.
It was a lovely place to sit in the shade and relax after our long walk. We sat here for about twenty minutes before Seline saw an ant and freaked out.
Dinner today was quite elaborate! Eric came home from Boston so we had something a little fancier. Our starters included dried sausage, nachos and guacamole…
Pain aux Cereales (seed bread) from Eric Kayser with garlic + herb cream cheese spread and whipped cream cheese spread, and anchovy salad with olive oil-balsamic dressing.
These fabulous starters made me full even before our main course!
My favourite was the fresh, seedy bread with garlic cream cheese spread. Seline loved it, too!
The main course was lobster pasta in a creamy garlic sauce, with tomatoes and basil.
Eric brought home two fresh, LIVE lobsters from Boston. We boiled it up, then diced it and stirred it into a garlic + tomato + basil sautee, and finally added some cream and creme fraiche. Topped with sheep’s parmesan, this was so good! I think lobster tastes like a slightly sweet version of shrimp, with a more fibrous (less crisp) texture. I enjoyed it a lot!
Maggie was kind enough to let Seline and I each choose a yogurt for dessert. We shopped at Galeries Lafayate together for a little while. I selected “MARRRON” <– typo on the sticker (should be Marron), which is chestnut yogurt. Seline liked her peach yogurt.
We also enjoyed some financiers that I bought from Eric Kayser: raspberry (regular size) and miniature financiers that are natural, chocolate, and pistachio. Pistachio is my favourite, followed by chocolate and natural. 🙂 With another creamy, delicious cup of milk. I was STUFFED!
That was it for our Wednesday!