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Culinary Weekend in Paris (winter)

2015-05-02 '
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Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Paris in Winter, Day 1

A weekend in Paris, in winter... I decided to not organize my weekend as I want to explore and discover the unexpected !Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
It just snowed and it brought a smile on my face ! (and I just verified Murphy's law: it only snows when you forgot your umbrella at home)Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Cold Paris

A winter treat in France is "Marrons Chauds", roasted chestnuts
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Le Cochon à l'Oreille, an art déco style restaurant. I couldn't get inside but I heard the interior is really prettyLe Cochon à l'Oreille

Le Cochon à l'Oreille
15 Rue Montmartre
75001 Paris
Le Cochon à l'Oreille

Pâtisseries

Difficult to resist to the pastries in Paris, pastries shops or Patisseries are at every corner with delicious pastries
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

La maison du chocolat

I found this store (it's actually a chain), la Maison du Chocolat that specializes in all kinds of pastries with chocolate
La maison du chocolat
52 Rue François 1er
75008 Paris
La maison du chocolat

Chocolat, Alain Ducasse

Another chocolate store, the Ducasse store which I couldn't try this time
Chocolat
26, RUE SAINT-BENOÎT
75006 PARIS
Chocolat, Alain Ducasse

Ladurée

Laduree is one of the best stores for Macarons. I ate a dozen of them and they were all delicious


Ladurée
21 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
Ladurée
Ladurée
Ladurée

Le Chien qui fume

I ate at the "Le Chien Qui Fume" (the smoking dog), near the "Les Halles" area
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
I ordered a rabbit dish which disappointed me... the meat was too hard and rubbery, and I couldn't eat it all. Though, the mustard sauce was really yummy

Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Deuxième jour

Le Louvre

Time to go to Le Louvre in the heart of Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
I walk through the humid gardens and despite the weather, I like the atmosphereLe Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Le Louvre Paris
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Time to head towards the Hotel de Ville
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

La pâtisserie des rêves

I am going to visit the "pâtisserie des rèves", a pastry shop whose owner is the famous Philippe Conticini. The store is located inside the BHV general store, in the "Le Marais" area

La pâtisserie des rêves
La pâtisserie des rêves
La pâtisserie des rêves
Every dessert is presented in a dome with its own ACLa pâtisserie des rêves
And this is the famous Paris Brest de Philippe Conticini that I baked a couple times at homeLa pâtisserie des rêves
La pâtisserie des rêves

La pâtisserie des rêves du BHV
36 Rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris
La pâtisserie des rêves
La pâtisserie des rêves

La Librairie Gourmande

This bookstore is a must-go for gourmet and cooks... A two levels bookstore specialized in culinary books

La Librairie Gourmande
La Librairie Gourmande
Was initially planning to briefly visit the store and ended up staying two hours. So many interesting books....
La Librairie Gourmande
La Librairie Gourmande
La Librairie Gourmande

LIbrairie Gourmande
92-96 Rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
La Librairie Gourmande

Choux d'Enfer de Michalak

The great Michalak has a few stores speciliazed in "choux" (puffs filled with cream)
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Walking in Paris

Now heading towards Saint-Germain
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Le Petit Zinc

The Petit Zinc, a nice restaurant in the Art Deco style
Le Petit Zinc
1 Rue Saint-Benoît
75006 Paris
Le Petit Zinc

Arnaud Larher

Not far from here, I went to see the bakery store from Arnaud Larher

Arnaud Larher
Arnaud Larher
Perfect pastries that look like pieces of art
Arnaud Larher
Arnaud Larher
This is one of the macarons I ate. The inside is perfect, the taste is deliciousArnaud Larher
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Arnaud also innovates... Here is his signature pastry : The edible Flip Flops... simply original and yummy !
Arnaud Larher
93 Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
Arnaud Larher

La maison du Chou

La maison du chou, a tiny boutique that I noticed in a few culinary magazines...
La maison du Chou
A tiny boutique that specializes in traditional Choux (puffs)
La maison du Chou
La maison du Chou
With a bit of luck you may find a table that is availableLa maison du Chou
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

La Maison du Chou
7 Place de Furstenberg
75006 Paris
La maison du Chou

Le Fouquet's

Le Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees, is a restaurant but also a cafe. I stopped for a hot drink and a dessert. I like the atmosphere here.

Le Fouquet's
I chose a "Millefeuille" (Napoleon) which was excellent
Restaurant Le Fouquet's
99, avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Champs Elysées

Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel

I reserved a table at the Jules Verne, a great restaurant from Ducasse

The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
To get to the restaurant, you need to take an elevator that is located under one of the 4 "legs" of the Tour EiffelThe restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The restaurant is located 126 meters above...The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
You will get a menu (to put up on your office walls to show off of course... ”The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The waiters were so nice, they allowed me to change tables during the lunch so I could benefit from the best view from one of the tables by the window. I was able to eat while looking at Paris under my feetThe restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
Eating in the clouds...
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel

Courses

The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The menu has a variety of small and delicious plates. The waiters are really professional and helpful. This restaurant ROCKS !
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
Le Jules Verne, restaurant Ducassse de la tour eiffel
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
Even with cloudy skies, the view is incredible
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel
Le Jules Verne, restaurant Ducassse de la tour eiffel
More than a lunch, it's an unforgettable experience.
Restaurant Le Jules Verne
Tour Eiffel
Avenue Gustave Eiffel
75007 Paris
The restaurant Jules Verne inside the Tour Eiffel

Last night in Paris

For the last night I decided to wander in the streets and admire the monuments and the lights. This is a market on the "Rue Montmartre" street not far from "Les Halles"
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver

Ballade Nocturne

Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
Place de la contrescarpe
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver
A bientôt Paris !
Weekend culinaire à Paris en Hiver



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