Blue skies. Good day to be outside.Yeah!
Oh my - turned the page of my journal and realized that I had forgotten
A fun and yummy little place in the Marais- de la Bouch a la Oreille,
15 rue des Tournelles. It is a combination restaurant and brocante. All
of the decor is for sale.
The 125 ff dinner menu of 3 courses had a lot of good choices. We chose
light main courses of savory tarts, which were delicious. A pretty little
place, candles and subdued lighting, classic jazz playing. Reasonable,
nice atmosphere, and good.
Now to Sunday - went to Marche Aligre, open air market in the 12th. Great
produce, and a covered market beside the place that had wonderful gourmet
items. We bought some olive oil hand cream, a salt mill, and some treats
Plan is to go to Orsay, but as we cross the Tuileries and look across
the Seine, we see a long line snaking around the block. Connie said next
time, so we made a beeline to Angelina's and fortified ourselves with
some of their matchless and decadent hot chocolate. It's already been
raved about on the Zine, so I won't take time to elaborate :)
Hung out in the Ritz for a while, waiting for the boutiques to open. Of
course it's gorgeous.
Then to Montmarte, and Sacre Coeur. On our way up the hill, we stopped
for a late lunch at La Pierrade. Fun little place, we ordered their specialty
of raclette, which was a great experience as well as a delicious meal.
A section of a wheel of raclette cheese is mounted on a contraption with
heating coils facing it...the cheese softens, and begins to melt and drip
off onto the plate underneath. Platters of cured meats, cornichons, pearl
onions, boiled potatoes, and baskets of bread arrive, and we smear the
melted cheese on each bite. More than we could eat. Oh my - I want some
right now!!! It's on the corner of Rue Yvonne le Tac and Rue des Martyrs.
Thick crowds, mostly French tourists, as this was the beginning of a 2
week school break, at Sacre Coeur. What a joy to arrive as the 4:30 Vespers
were beginning. We sat with the congregation, under that glorious mosaic
of Christ, and sang along with the alleluias - the same in any language.
Almost bought an oil painting in Place du Tertre - this one artist had
4 frames - all lovely. I had not expected to see good quality there, but
was impressed by him.
Dinner at a friends' apt. in the 7th. A gorgeous place, looking out on
the Eiffel Tower. Every hour it would glitter - what a prime spot for
Connie's first visit! Doesn't get any better than this! By the way, both
this apt. and the lovely one in which we stayed, in the 6th, are available
Anne in VA