When I went to the Café de l'Empire (rue de Verneuil, Paris 7e), with my friends C. and B. from California, I didn't take any pictures of the food. Not because it wasn't good or not photogenic, but because the conversation was so lively that I kind of forgot about photography. Before I stepped into the café and saw that C. and B. were there waiting for me.I did take a photo of the menu that is posted on the front of the building.
My dinner was the Salade César, which was sort of unconventional. Instead of a grilled chicken breast, the salad was served with diced up chicken breast from a bird that had been oven roasted. Instead of grated Parmesan cheese, there were thin slicess of Parmesan on top the salad greens. And there were also slices and tomato and wedges of hard-boiled egg around the edges of the plate. It was good, but not really what my memory and imagination wanted or expected a Chicken Caesar Salad to be.
I took the photo above as I walked along the Seine from east to west, on the opposite side of the river from the Louvre. I thought it was picturesque and I'd like to go have a glass of wine or a meal there one day.
And I took this photo after dinner while I was walking back toward the Place Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame cathedral to catch my train out to the airport. Walt will recognize this place.
Waiting for news about your flight and the long drive to Morehead City.ReplyDelete
The flight was completely full and there wasn't a lot of legroom. Except for some turbulence and bouncing for 15 minutes or so as we flew by the southern tip of Ireland, the air was smooth. I took a lot of photos out of the window of the plane. I'll look at them this morning to see if they are worth anything. We landed a few minutes early (before 3:00), immigration and customs were easy and quick. Getting my rental car was easy and quick too. By 4 I was on the road. The weather was beautiful, and despite some slow traffic around Raleigh (a city that is growing by leaps and bounds) the drive was pleasant. I made sure I drank coffee a couple of times on the plane toward the end of the trip to keep myself awake. I arrived in Morehead City at about 7:15 and had some supper before retiring for the night. Now I can't sleep!ReplyDelete
"with diced up chicken breast from a bird that had been oven roasted."...ReplyDelete
Aha! An "a l'Anglaise" Cesar Salad!!
Even worse is when it is cold, diced chicken off a roll...
And the flakes of parmesan are the latest trend, donchaknow!
[About ten years the latest that is!]
Glad you arrived safely... have a good nap this afternoon...
In this taste the strips of Parmesan were cut too thick. They were overpowering. The best Chicken Caesar salads I ever had were in California. The salad was invented out on the west coast, in northern Mexico south of San Diego.Delete
The tomatoes probably had a hard time competing with your home grown produce. Glad the trip was smooth other than the full flight. Confit de canard and creme brulee for me.ReplyDelete
That Bar du Marché is near the market on rue de Buci, non? Walking distance from our pension on rue du Four :) That was the first café in Paris that I ever went to -- went with Jane and Aimée one of the first evenings that we were staying at the Pension :)ReplyDelete
You're right, rue de Buci, and that's cool. Does the place look different now, or has it always looked the same?Delete
I don't remember that much about what it looked like back then -- it was all so new to me! I just remember seeing it on Google maps looking at that area over the years, many times, and remembering going there with Jane and Aimée :)Delete
Glad you arrived safely and the drive was pleasant. Now, take it easy and keep us informed of the developments. Hello to Sue when she gets there.ReplyDelete
My niece has been in Paris for a couple of weeks and I'm not sure she ever wants to come home.ReplyDelete
Her hotel is a short walk from Notre Dame ...it's one of my favorite neighborhoods..I miss Paris~