Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday Flash..French Food Photos

A small selection of the fare I ate on my recent trip to Paris late November early December 2008.

There were no shortage of crepes and the number of outlets all over Paris seems to attest to their popularity.

I must have eaten onion soup at five or more different eateries during my visit.Each was different,unique in terms of its flavour,colour and consistency.Some were adorned with thick chunks of crouton like bread while others had chewy almost golf sized balls of cheese lurking in the depths of their bowls.Some had almost caramelised pieces of onion floating around.All were delicious.
Had I come in summer Im not sure I would have enjoyed the onion soup as much.Nor had the oppurtunity to enjoy thick hot chocolate drinks.One trade off for the lack of colour and flowers in the gardens was the richness and warmth of the food.Sure some of the tourists attractions lacked their summer splendour.Not all the fountains were operating when I visited the Eiffel Tower and the Jardins du Trocadero.Its a compromise Im willing to make.

The photo shows one of the massive salads available at Le Relais Gascon near the Abbesses Metro stop.Very filling and decorated with garlic sauteed fried potatoes.I passed on a starter and just ordered this salad.And glad I did as it took some effort to finish.Delicious and full of fresh raw vegetables.

This thin sweet pastry treat filled with raspberry jam is known appropriately enough as lunettes

This final shot shows a typical meat dish I ate while on my sojourn in Paris.
I choose to eat at mainly small French eateries catering to locals or tourists.I didnt sample any of the myriad other ethnic choices available such as Lebanese or Nepalese restaurants.I stayed clear of the local Japanese sushi bars with its all too familiar menu of raw fish,seaweed and rice dishes.I wanted a complete change.Something to whet my appetite and recharge my tastebuds.
Some of the places I ate at Ive noted below..

1 comment:

Jean-Pierre Brunet said...

Wow.. it looks yummy... almost all
French foods really captivates me... Thanks for sharing... Bon Appetit...