A few days in Paris

Fred and I came over to Paris for a quick jaunt.  We rented an apartment thru One Fine Stay.  It is pretty sweet being able to chill in a living room and have some of the comforts of home.  

We didn't do a lot yesterday but walk around, have lunch and take a nap.  We did however go to Bones for dinner.  It is in the 11th.  Very industrial in feel and the food is delicious.  We could not get a reservation so went early and sat at the bar.  By the time we left the place was packed.  

We split everything.  Oysters from Utah Beach.  Big briny and amazing.

Sea urchin.  Beautiful presentation. 

BBQ'd oysters.  Interesting flavors.  Smoky yet still briny.

Sliced raw sea bass that could have been sliced a tad thinner with olive oil, salt and thinly sliced green radishes on top.  Really nice and just simple.

This was just amazing.  Cote de Boeuf on the bone.  Sliced up and served.  We thought there was no way we could eat the whole thing and yet we did.  We did share one piece with a woman who was obviously a foodie at the bar who completely enjoyed it too.  Served with an incredible soft polenta that was doused with olive oil and a nice simple green salad.  Insanely delicious.

Xmas markets
The next day we got up and walked and walked.  The Christmas Booths are in up and down the Champs Elysee.  There has to be at least 200 of them.  

Afterward we made our way over to the Marais to have a late lunch at Bobs Kitchen  So good.  Fred had a green juice.  They are known for their jucies.  

For lunch we each had the roasted vegetables, arugula salad and a chunky grain with green curry sauce over the top.  Really excellent.  

For dessert we split a green tea cookie with chocolate chips.  I am going to figure out how to make those when I get back to NYC.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Love Paris.Thrilled to see Fred have a green juice.Offer is on the table to have him try something delicious like a green blend on his return. Better tasting, way better for you. Delivered of course.Have a safe and terrific trip.

    1. fredwilson

      It was mango orange and spinach. Not really my thing but I quite enjoyed it

      1. awaldstein

        Hey Fred.Give the LuLi version a try some time.Subtler flavors and healthier both,http://lulitonix.com/produc…Enjoy your trip!

      2. William Mougayar

        Prob good detox for some other yummy stuff you had the days before.

        1. awaldstein

          Lianna is doing a detox/retox holiday thing with local vermouth and spirit makers.Getting a bunch of downtown, Brooklyn and Bronx distilleries and infusers to use her drinks as mixers should be fun.

    2. William Mougayar

      I did a double take on that green juice and thought about Luli 🙂

  2. awaldstein

    Why does LA and even Paris do salads better than we do in NY?Someone should fix this.

    1. William Mougayar

      This http://mixtgreens.com/ needs to come to New York. My favorite salad place in SF in Soma.

      1. awaldstein

        The best salads honestly I eat in NY are in my kitchen. Not many dishes I can say that about.

        1. panterosa,

          I agree, my salads are better than those I eat out.

          1. awaldstein

            I am about to close an LA client and excited for the salads as much as for the beaches north of Malibu.

      2. Ryan Drew

        Have you ever tried Sweetgreen? It is the best of the many DC salad options, and has NYC locations.

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  4. panterosa,

    Looking forward to the green tea cookie recipe. I’m a fan of Earl Grey sorbet and have made mine sweetened with lavender syrup. Teas are great bases to cook with and something I’d like to explore more.

  5. Ryan Drew

    The Christmas booths are fantastic. I stumbled upon them on my first trip to Paris, I had no idea they existed. They were a wonderful surprise.