Croissants, Crepes, and My First Lobster!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Croissants in the morning! Three types of almond croissants with milk.

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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 πŸ˜€

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I love tasting a bunch of different things… especially almond croissants πŸ˜›

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Seline had McDonalds – nuggets (AKA chicken nugz) and fries with a Sprite.

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Then we visited a lovely market, La Marche St-Honore. There wasn’t much to see, though. 😦 We didn’t buy anything.

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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. πŸ˜€

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We stopped at Creperie Framboise for lunch after the market! We both ordered crepes.

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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.

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Seline didn’t like her crepe that much, but I enjoyed mine a lot πŸ˜€

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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.

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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.

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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 πŸ˜€

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Isn’t this place a beauty? The Louvre is massive.

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Paris’s architecture and statues are stunning.

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We took some photos in front of the famous museum before walking alone the Seine River to the Tuileries Garden.

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I love this place! The Seine River is so charming.

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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!

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The Tuileries Garden is right outside the Louvre.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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These fabulous starters made me full even before our main course!

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My favourite was the fresh, seedy bread with garlic cream cheese spread. Seline loved it, too!

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The main course was lobster pasta in a creamy garlic sauce, with tomatoes and basil.

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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!

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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.

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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. πŸ™‚ With another creamy, delicious cup of milk. I was STUFFED!

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That was it for our Wednesday!

3 thoughts on “Croissants, Crepes, and My First Lobster!

    1. It was so big but really thin! I loved it πŸ™‚ How do you usually cook lobster? I feel like it’s one of those things that you can only cook a certain number of ways (ie not very versatile). What do you think?

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