Paris in Pictures

As the fash pack cooed over the last of the shows last week and filtered out of the final of the four cities, I was just hot footing it over in search of good food and designer browsing. However one restaurant was firmly set in my gaze, Le Chateaubriand, currently ranked Number 9 in the worlds best restaurants. Andrew and I are working up to numero uno year by year, last year we kicked off with Keller's Per Se, so stayed tuned for my write up, in the meantime here is Paris snapped up on my trusty iPhone...

Paris from Montmarte / market fleurs

Macha croissant from Sadaharu Aoki patisserie using Japanese flavours French techniques

organic market usuals: pumpkins  / mountains of juicy rotisserie chickens

the French love cheese / who knew aubergines could be so stunning!
The French also love meat, nose to tail and especially brain / market scene from Saxe-Breteuil on every Thurs and Sat

House special of fresh artichoke and garlic cream, from king of rotisseries la Rotisserie du Beaujolais
Rainbow of meringues / clour wash houses

Cheesy, onion and potato gallette, snack from Sunday food market on Boulevard Raspail

Eiffel Tower / Copper pans from the go to culinary shop E. Dehillerin

In search of a morning croissant or melted chocolate cake / as you know I love confit, even confited melon!

L'Arc de Triomphe / Jams from artisan coffee shop Cafe Verlet 

Denise Acabo: Deserves more than a mere caption line. She is the proud owner of Paris' most sublime sweet shop,  L'Etoile d'Or, fanatical about quality chocolates and anything that tickles your sweet tooth. Her jam packed shelves boast some of the most revered chocolate artisan products in one incredible shop, Bernachon bars and Henri Le Roux salt caramels are hot faves.

Cassis Layer Finger from Sadaharu Aoki / collage walls from Merci

A welcome espresso stop

Antique market wares somewhere in Le Marais

Beautiful Paris dead end road / Merci's pom pom mannequins

Our trips raison d'etre, Le Chateaubriand, San Pelligrino currently ranking it  number 9 in the world for restaurants. Review in my next post...

More sweet treats from Denise and Japanese French fusion

Le Petit Josselin: out of this world buckwheat crepes, just like out of Breton. Wafer thin and buttered, above was smothered in condensed milk, we also sampled one layered with creamed chive-y potato, egg, cheese and bacon.

Misc. market treasures

Colette: adorned with Pamela Love, decked in Jil Sander eye popping paisleys and to swing this multi coloured python Celine bag would be the ultimate birthday present!

Meat Platter from wine bar Les Fines Gueules also famed for their steak tartare / more lovely cured meats

Sea snails at the food market / Kilims made into cushions from the Marais

Le Sacre Coeur / bits and bobs from Au Petit Bon Heur la Chance

Word of warning most things are shut on Sundays apart from most galleries, hence 2 hour queues, thought I'd get a second chance to see the Ai Weiwei exhibition, I was wrong. Pretty beans though!

Attention to detail on pillars / rainbow macaroons at Saxe-Breteuil

Mallows and Marble

Night view / Nougatine boxes from L'Etoile d'Or

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