Bonjour! I’m having coffee, are you?
I have actually switched to a cup of tea this afternoon. The sun is shining in Paris and there are beautiful blue skies. However, the wind did pick up today, and I am currently sitting in my favorite corner spot at Cafe Panis. This cafe is a block from my pied-à-terre (apartment) and stares at the Notre Dame. I sit in this front corner table and watch the world of Paris go by as I write, work, sip tea and eat dejeuner (lunch)! Location Quai de Montebello (5th arrondissement) The theme you will always catch with me, is I recommend cafes where there is adequate opportunity for “people watching.” Sitting at a cafe in Paris is much more than for a meal or coffee. There is a whole entire show of life happening that could entertain you for hours. I was charmed when a few of the servers remembered me and even led me to my favorite table (my instagram stories today document my working lunch here). When I was in Sommelier school in Paris, I would often come here to study and sip a glass of wine for Aperitif Hour.
Speaking of Aperitif hour – I have been tasting the most delicious wines here. Yesterday, my friend arrived from San Francisco and I met her at the very swanky and chic Le Meurice Hotel bar. We had coffees and chocolates and then I ordered a beautiful glass of champagne. Duetz Brut. If you haven’t been to Le Meurice Hotel – I highly recommend it. Located in the first arrondissement of Paris – right across from the Jardin Tuleries. They also have a “high tea” service that is absolutely phenomenal, complete with white-gloved butlers servicing your every need and making sure you have enough scones and petit fours.
Tonight is almost here… I am so excited because as I have participated in the high tea there, I have yet to dine at the “Restaurant Le Meurice”, and tonight is the night. My friend and I have reservations this evening to enjoy the delectable dishes from famous world-renowned chef, Alain Ducasse. To check out what I am talking about click the link below!
The link is here
I will be capturing this entire experience!
I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start, well actually we are at the halfway point with it being Wednesday – time flies over here in Paris and I forget which day it is 🙂
Another memorable glass was Gevrey Chambertin (Pinot Noir from famous appellation in Burgundy – Gevrey Chambertin) which I had with my meal at Les Deux Magnots (Saint Germain des Près)