Monday, January 3, 2011

A Paris Christmas: Part 1

I always spend Christmas with my family, but this year was quite different as we headed to Paris for the holiday! Having never been to Europe before, I had a lot of anxiety and excitement in the months leading up to the big trip. Once in Paris, though, my family and I hit the ground running and ended up having a very memorable and special trip. And as it turns out, most everything I had heard about Paris and French food turned out to be true (the bread! the cheese! the charcuterie!) and the wines were affordable and lovely. I didn't document all of our meals, but did manage to come home with a good amount of food photos. First up is Les Fontaines, a bistrot near the Pantheon that we stumbled upon after our brunch destination, Le Vin Qui Danse, was full.

paris foie gras terrine
Foie gras terrine: creamy and oh so French. Apologies for my hazy memory, but I wasn't in the mood for taking notes while on vacation.

paris charcuterie 003
Charcuterie plate: all my little heart ever dreamed of in terms of cured meats! Heavy on the flavor and the portions; one of the best starters we ate while in Paris. We also had a few other dishes, but these were the only photos taken. Check my next post for our obligatory ordering of escargot!

Les Fontaines
9 Rue Soufflot, 75005
Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 43 26 42 80 ‎


Gastronomer said...

I've always dreamed of going to Paris! That charcuterie platter looks so dreamy :-) Happy holidays, Starchy!

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K and S said...

what a great way to spend the holidays!

bagnatic said...

oh how fun! can't wait to read more of your adventures!

Michael said...

OMG, I can't handle the charcuterie plate. My dreams have been answered.

Julia said...

this looks amazing - i can't wait to hear more about your time in paris!

Marie said...

Gastronomer: The reality of Paris is as good (if not better) than the dream! Happy holidays to you, too!

Weezermonkey: IKNOWRIGHT.

Kat: It was a Christmas to remember!

Bagnatic: Probably the biggest adventure I've had in a while!

Michael: Dreams do come true. I have developed a salami habit since returning home, though (just what I needed!).

Julia: Thanks, Julia! I have a few more things to share with everyone. :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I'm happy your Europe trip was a success! Yay for French food!

Marie said...

Su-Lin: Thank you! French food is incredible. :)

tannaz said...

that charcuterie plate looks so amazing! and goodness, foie gras terrine. living, mmm, vicariously through your photos... =)

Marie said...

Tannaz: Thank you! Good to hear from you! :)