A Food Day in Sunny Paris

Bonjour,

We found a way to make our central focus yesterday in Paris about food! That’s not hard to do in this wonderful place. Our friend Jan was only able to join us for dinner, but we enjoyed the earlier part of the day with Tony.

Our stop for lunch was the Terrace of the Plaza Athenée, a gorgeous hotel along Avenue Montagne in one of the “high rent” districts of Paris off the Champs Elysées. Here is the exterior of the hotel.image

Here are some of our choices for lunch.

The 54 euro cheese plate! For the first time ever in Paris, the waitress asked if we wanted a "to go" box which we got for Jan.

The 54 euro cheese plate! For the first time ever in Paris, the waitress asked if we wanted a “to go” box which we got for Jan.

Bernie's Tartare de Boeuf

Bernie’s Tartare de Boeuf

Tony's starter composed of raw fish and lots of fresh vegetables

Tony’s starter composed of raw fish and lots of fresh vegetables

Linda's salad "Nice-like" with an oriental dressing and a soft-boiled egg. Delish

Linda’s salad “Nice-like” with an oriental dressing and a soft-boiled egg. Delish!

After lunch, we walked for several miles looking for a new spot called Le Carreau du Temple which was an old covered market, originally the site of the Knights Templar and a place where prisoners were housed during the French Revolution. I thought it was an active market, but actually was closed due to preparation for an exposition of some sort. So we were a little disappointed but certainly walked off our lunch.image image

Last evening, Jan & Tony treated us to dinner at one of their favorite places, Le Train Bleu, the blue train, which is located in Le Gare de Lyon, a train station.  It sounds bizarre but a lovely place. Great night with friends!image

Here’s a lovely door we discovered during our stroll and a few more interesting café chairs in the market Les Enfants Rouges.image image image image

Best to all,

L & B