Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Paris Christmas: Part 4

Brunch appears to be big in France, too. We tried to eat at Le Vin Qui Danse, a cozy restaurant with an emphasis on wine, during the weekend and was told the restaurant was booked up! Thankfully, we were able to return for dinner later that week with reservation in hand.

My sister ordered scallops and as I recall, they were lovely.

I ordered the duck, which is one of my favorite proteins,. And of course, it was paired nicely with fruit (the entire clementine was interesting).

Choc dessert
A chocolate trio of a brownie (or whatever the French equivalent would be called) and a couple ice cream type desserts.

Tiramisu! Intense and really good.

We also enjoyed a bottle of red wine, which gave us the warmth to brave the cold walk home. This dinner was one of our favorite meals in Paris and I hope to eat there again next time I'm in the city.

A few days later, it was Christmas Day and we had a fantastic dinner of items picked up at the neighborhood cheese, sausage and seafood shops. And wine, of course.

paris shrimp
We bought this pre-cooked shrimp at the seafood supplier down the street and oh my God, it was so sweet and amazing. Later that day, I was daydreaming about the shrimp and to this day, I still think of it. Seriously.

paris cheese sausage
A beautiful plate that is signature France: cheese, sausage and bread. Just perfection with wine.

An unusual Christmas Day dinner that I will always remember. Especially that shrimp.

Le Vin Qui Danse
4 rue des Foss├ęs Saint Jacques
75005, Paris
Phone: 01 4354 8081


Tricerapops said...

the saucisson sec in that last picture is divine. i know of a producer here in CA that makes a knockoff, but you can't get the real stuff in the US, FDA be damned. wine in France is unlike wine here in the US in that you don't have to think about it - you just drink it. love these posts, keep em coming.

weezermonkey said...

I really want to go to Paris!

Marie said...

Tricerapops: Thanks! Yeah, I kept thinking, why would people leave France ever? So so good everything!

Weezermonkey: You can do it! It is glorious. :)

bagnatic said...

oh paris. even with snow and frozen toes, it sounds lovely.

Marie said...

Bagnatic: This may sound strange to you, but I think the cold miserable weather was one of the many reasons I loved Paris! I think I am more of a cold weather person, though I might be romanticizing it too much since it's been a long time since I've had to deal with snow on a regular basis.

stuffycheaks said...

Oh what a fun Xmas! I spent my prior year xmas/NY in Paris as well, and had an amazing 2 weeks of foie, escargot, and champagne! Sounds like you had an awesojme trip

Marie said...

Stuffycheaks: Yes, it was one of the best trips. Awesome you did a holiday trip there, too! Still swoon thinking about it, how about you? :)

Anonymous said...

More more more Paris please! :)

Marie said...

Su-Lin: Thank you for the nudge! The last installment is up! :)