A New Restaurant and Unexpected Sunshine in Paris
We were delighted to hear from many of you with comments on yesterday’s adventure with the pink Eiffel Tower. Thanks for all the kind words.
After such a marathon of spectucular delights yesterday, today will seem almost bland. It has been warmer than expected and the sun did break through for much of the afternoon.
We have another new restaurant to suggest on Ile St. Louis, Les Fous de L’Ile or the Idiots of the Island. We already had the place of the cows with L’ilot Vache and now the place of the chickens! We had a very reasonable tasty lunch here. It has great ratings and is in the Michelin Guide. The interior is spotless and has a bar with named stools for the “idiots” who are frequent patrons. (Our waitress confirmed that these are “les fous!”) The restaurant has monogrammed dinnerware and water decanters, linen napkins, and excellent service. Bernie got some interior shots of all the chickens and the bar. I give the restaurant 5 out of 5 stars on Linda’s Zagat rating of restrooms. (A joke with Bernie’s cousin, Pierre.) I count myself an expert on restrooms in Paris…which to use, which to avoid and where to go when desparate!
After lunch, we took advantage of the better-than-forecasted weather to go to opening day of the wine festival at Montmartre. All the promotional material including the web site said October 8-12th. One would think that meant it was slated to start today, oui? But c’est toujours complique a Paris…it’s always complicated in Paris. Actually, after climbing another 250 steps to get to the top, we found out that the festival really begins on Friday! Who knew? So frustrating, but we will go back on Friday since this may be our only time to visit Paris during the fall. This festival is a big deal and we don’t want to miss it. Bernie, of course, got some lovely photos anyway. Enjoy!
October 8, 2014 @ 8:51 pm
our very favorite local restaurant just around the corner from our usual pied-a-Terre! They have perfect cheeseburgers, using slabs of parmigiana cheese….yummmm. And this is from someone who doesn’t like cheeseburgers! So glad you have discovered it. The owner sits at the bar every night with his dog, who hops up on a barstool and gets to share whatever is ordered.
October 9, 2014 @ 4:59 am
We have walked past it hundreds of times and never stopped! Will have to try dinner so we can see the dog. Bernie will love that.
Bonnie Bell Schroeder
October 8, 2014 @ 9:14 pm
I certainly enjoy reading about your adventures—so glad you are sharing.
October 9, 2014 @ 4:57 am
Hi Bonnie, so glad you are enjoying our escapades. I write about them every year but this is the first time to do an actual blog on my web site that is accessible to everyone. We need to get the Anniston gals together again!
October 8, 2014 @ 9:32 pm
The fruit stand in your picture is where I always get my jus d’orange every morming! Really miss it!
October 9, 2014 @ 4:55 am
It’s a small world! Where did you say to take Bernie for the absinthe on his birthday?
October 10, 2014 @ 1:21 am
La Fèe Verte 108 rue de la Roquette. It is the other side of the Bastille near the Voltaire metro stop. We did not eat there, but the food looked and smelled good. And doing Absynthe was an experience! Since Bernie likes Pastiche I’m sure he would like Absynthe. It too is anise flavored.
October 10, 2014 @ 5:39 am
Wow, this is the neighborhood where Bernie was born. We don’t stray far from our roots, n’est-ce pas? Thank you and I now know how to spell absynthe.
October 8, 2014 @ 11:29 pm
Uncle Bernie, Please email me
October 9, 2014 @ 4:53 am
Kim, he did email you. Please send him a direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe he doesn’t have your correct email address.
November 24, 2014 @ 12:38 pm
This design is stleler! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!
October 9, 2014 @ 12:47 am
I love all the wonderful restaurants you and Bernie find. This one looks especially appealing to me.