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Food in Paris

falling in love again...

sunny 20 °C

So we had the one swish dinner at Le Petit Zinc, but rest assured we could not continue with that damage to our bodies (hip pocket and waistline). G has found a favourite in Panini Parisienne with mayonnaise – he had three of them while we were there. My favourite was the Sicilian and L tried the Bolognese crepes and a Feta Panini (and I stress this was not all one visit but three) These were fresh and tasty and good for on the go. But any of the Boulangerie were great for a little pick me up. G quickly learnt to say ‘Pain au Chocolat’, and you could feel the butter in the pastry doing you good. And by our standards these were cheap too - $1.80 for Pain au Chocolat, Escargot or Chocolat Viennoiserie.
Had a fantastic tarte Marseille, with tomatoes, zucchini and basil, so fresh that it was dripping and so delicious my mouth was watering before the tarte got there – heaven. At that point L had an onion and anchovy tart – might not sound appetising but it was great!
One of the big misses with the bloody volcano thing was the chance to go food shopping in Rue Moufftard to have at home. We had deliberately picked our base to be just metres away from this action. Should have taken some photos, but the shops were decked out with beautiful displays of fruit and vegies, meat, seafood, cheeses, deli stuff. We could have eaten there for weeks... Instead we just left smears on the windows up and down the street.
Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit

We went out for dinner another couple of nights but it wasn’t as good as the original, but it was also substantially cheaper. We wanted to go to Glanvins near place d’Italie for some Pays Basque food. We were told to get there early but we got there at 8:15 and there were a couple of sessions worth of people waiting outside. So we gave up and went across the street to the three sisters for a bite to eat. It was very rustic, but really tasty. Grilled sardines with potatoes dauphenoise - all healthy stuff.
We had one dinner in a Rue Moufftard restaurant but it wasn’t that good.
One night in Amiens we went to Tante Jeannes on the bank of the canals in the centre of the city. The food was pretty good with some of the local specialities. For the most part the specialties seemed to be presenting the food on crepes. From what I could see, most of the food was eaten and the crepes avoided. That was only a single course as we were supposed to be getting to bed early.
G had a frankfurt crepe in the Tuileries garden, setting was great but it was a tourist set up and the food not too flash.

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