Back from Paris

Kir royal at le Select

Oh la la! Paris was fabulous! The weather was extremely warm, “un été indien” or Indian summer, as the French call it. I was singing this song in my head most of the trip. (Well, I was humming a lot and singing the few lines I knew.) Gotta love that Joe Dassin.

Everyone enjoying Luxembourg Gardens.

We walked constantly–except for when we were eating. And eat we did! Croissants for breakfast, of course; proper lunches alongside the Parisians midday; apéritifs, then full-blown feasts for dinner.

Years ago, I spent my time checking out all the clothes shops and grands magasins. Now I find myself popping into patisseries and traiteurs. I was inspired.

Love these oeufs en gelée!

I love the poached eggs in aspic that you find in all the traiteurs and will be learning to make my own. (Do they sound good to you? The eggs are poached, wrapped with something like smoked salmon or ham then covered in aspic and chilled. They’re eaten cold. Delicious sounding or gross?)

That’s it for now. I’ll post again soon and tell you about where and what we ate!

A bientot!


About cdhla

I'm a former editor at several lifestyle magazines who's been freelancing since moving from NYC to LA. I call my blog The Chipped Platter to remind us that chips are better than perfection. The platter in question, a round one made by Gien, has traveled the world with me, visited with friends and family, celebrated milestones, and offered sustenance. My cherished Chipped Platter is part of the family. (I love my chipped plates, too!) On this blog, I'll be sharing my adventures of cooking for my family and friends, venturing out into restaurants and learning tips from people I meet. Come along!
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