Returning to a Much Cooler Paris and New Guests
Our time in Soultz was short but wonderful. We had our last amazing meal at noon from Chefs Laurie & Pierre (they work as a team to prepare all the food) consisting of a “starter” of langastinos and mango followed by wonderful roasted lamb and potatoes, then an “ice cake,” and of course du café.
For you wine connoisseurs like Pierre, here are some of his best labels. He waits until the best wines of the year are announced and then makes his purchases for his large wine cave. Don’t know how many of these you’ll find at Costco!
We are already planning our next visit with them, trying to convince them to join us in New York City on October 30 as our Burritt Cruise ends there. For 2018, Laurie will put together an itinerary to Norway for us. It’s where she practiced medicine.
From Soultz, we drove to Mulhouse to catch the 3:08 train which was the opposite experience of our arrival. This TGV was newer, larger, cleaner, cooler, quieter and faster…much of the trip we were racing along at 313 kilometers per hour, almost 200 MPH. We arrived six minutes early!
Paris experienced a strong thunderstorm just at bedtime last night, and it is still raining this morning and much, much cooler. We are grateful.
Today, Bernie’s son arrives from a week in Iceland with his friend Stephen to enjoy a week with us in Paris. Unfortunately, their arrival time exactly coincided with a lunch commitment we have with friends from London, Malcolm and Antonia. They celebrate their wedding anniversary each year at Jacquemart-Andre museum in the wonderful tea room. We look so forward to seeing them. Pictures to follow. Between Brexit and Trump, we’ll have lots to discuss!
L & B
P.S. It’s not too late to join the Burritt Cruisers, October 20-30, for a cruise to Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and then around the corner to Nova Scotia, Bar Harbor, Boston, and New York City. If you’re interested, contact Jim Link who is on the Burritt Board. Oceania is the cruise line.
July 10, 2017 @ 9:58 am
The “ice cake” looks delicious!
July 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
From the back label of one of your wine pics – ‘wines, ideal for laying down’. Huh. Laying down a wine allows the tannins and acidity to evolve and soften so that the wine is perfect. Winemakers produce wines made for aging in a specific way, they know how long the wine is going to last based on experience and knowledge. How long a wine should be laid down is usually indicated on the label(I didn’t see). Winemakers can choose whether or not their wines are for laying down by selecting the specific grape variety, harvesting the grapes at the appropriate time, pressing the grapes and blending them with other types of grape varieties. Another great post.
July 10, 2017 @ 2:59 pm
Wow, I’m impressed with your knowledge of wine.
July 10, 2017 @ 12:29 pm
How do Laurie and Pierre stay so slender eating desserts as lush looking as their ice cake? Of many of the things I’m envious of your meals are at the top of the list.
July 10, 2017 @ 2:58 pm
They move constantly!!! Walking, steps, golf, you name it.
July 10, 2017 @ 3:03 pm
Also, they eat nothing in between meals and eat very, very healthy….fish, fresh fruit, etc. Most of our desserts were fruit…cantaloupe, custard apples, peaches. This was the only one that had processed sugar. But the cheese and bread they eat is amazing. They eat the big meal
July 10, 2017 @ 1:39 pm
Aahhhh sounds like a perfect day in Paris (preceded by perfect one with Bernie’s cousins).
The wines look amazing as does everything from the starter to the ice cake – stunning! Thank you and your hosts for sharing their beautiful meal with your readers.
Peggy H Simpson
July 10, 2017 @ 4:22 pm
Really sounds like a great day/days for you all. enjoy, heat is here to stay.
all in the 90’s this week.
Take care . Peggy
July 10, 2017 @ 4:40 pm
Beautiful meal, from start to finish. Did you/they really drink all of those wines?? Wow! That is an amazing collection. See you in a couple of days!
July 10, 2017 @ 7:25 pm
In regard to the wine, no, they didn’t drink all of these wines. Pierre just gave him a tour of his cave and some of the best bottles. Can you join us for dinner Saturday night at Chez Janou with Jamie and Stephen and maybe Richard Nahem? That’s the 15th.