Thursday, July 18, 2019
Paris in July 2019 - Sur la Table
When I think of Paris and France I often (and foremost) think of the food and drink. In Germany, the saying "eating like God in France" originated and it reminds of the excellent food you can get in our neighboring country. France also is the home of champagne and delicious wine. Eating in France is not only to satisfy hunger - there is a true food culture that starts with a good table, nice dishes and decent flatware. Eating takes time and a good dinner can last for two hours or longer. I am very fortunate to have experienced a decent amount of unforgettable dinners with French friends that weren't only delicious in regards to food, but there was also lots of laughter and lively conversation.
Almost everywhere there are street cafés that invite to sit and watch people. Just order a café au lait or a glass of kir (my choice).
A chocolat chaud is a delicious choice as well - and it's served with style.
Usually tables in a restaurant are nicely set, and you can find a set table with silverware and napkins even in the outdoor area of the smallest restaurants. After all, the art of eating is for the eyes as well. I always enjoy entering a restaurant that is inviting and welcoming.
Wouldn't you like to eat a three course meal here in the arcades of the Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris?
Post no. 4 for Tamara's blog event Paris in July over at Thyme for Tea.