April 30 2009
Just by the Jardin du Luxembourg and around the corner from my school in my favorite neighborhood I have discovered the most perfect little spot for lunch and tea. Not that I would EVER complain about the opportunities to eat the greatest food, and all my favorite dishes here in Paris – the biggest problem is usually just being able to choose between all the nice places. But I must say that it is hard to find those, where I can indulge in my “good for me/good for the environment” preferences. The Parisiennes have taken their time to pick up on the BIO trend, but now it has finally hit them and luckily it is a fast movement here.
Back to the new discovery … Bread & Roses is a small bakery and restaurant – tres tranquille – here every dish, bread and cake is BIO and homemade. And the bakery makes a perfect pain de seigle, also known as rugbrød. A good place for a break – after a visit here an agent will once again be fit for fight…
7, Rue de Fleurus
April 12 2009
It was with great delight that I made this discovery… “Reading” my French newspaper I learned that there, here in France, is a whole day dedicated to one of the finer things in life – or at least a great passion of mine – The macaron. This perfect little, very French and heavenly gateau. It comes in all colors and only the imagination of the French chocolatiers or patessiseries set the limits for the flavors. For superb classics you go to Laduree, but a favorite of mine is Pierre Hermé who takes it to a whole other level…
So here I was with my paper reading for the first time about the Jour de Macaron and at the same time leaning that Pierre Hermé would be hosting a special event at Publicis Drugstore on the big day. Here he would present the 30 different varieties that he has created over the years and every time a “red” one was sold the money would be donated to charity – Federation Maladies des Orphelines. And last but not least there would be 4 free macarons of choice if you dropped by… Need I say more?!