Paris: one day in the life of a hungry blogger

To Paris, we went to eat. Steaming golden croissants, soft and fluffy like little clouds, cups and cups of café noisette, heaving plates of fresh ham and cheese. Followed by bottles of cold rosé and prosecco. We started with breakfast at Le Marais before walking through my favourite part of the city – the Latin Quarter, from Notre Dame, all the way along the Seine through higgledy-piggledy little streets, past many fruit stalls and up to Sorbonne. At some point (after lunch, obviously) we decided to do some culture and head to the Musée Picasso but to our major disappointment, it was shut for renovation. What else to do but drown our sorrows in a discreet little wine bar, where the owner spends hours describing the origins and properties of all her cheese and fruits and recommends specific wines to chase them all down? Which only left us a few minutes to rush back to the hotel and get ready to meet another friend who travelled all the way from London for my birthday dinner. Did I mention the trip was organised in celebration of my birthday? I love my birthday, and I normally tend to drag it out for a month! That night, we went to 1728 Restaurant on rue d’Anjou which, according to the New York Times, is much more than just a place to eat. This restaurant has seen princes, marquises, and dignitaries of different countries with their mistresses and secret allies. It is covered in Caravaggio-style art and decorated with Venetian chandeliers and satin drapes. They serve amazing red wine and a great selection of desserts. In the end, we rounded up what seemed a perfect day of celebrations at the Buddha Bar around the corner and after a drink or two, went back to the hotel to feast on fresh cherries, chatting and giggling well into the early hours.

Париж – находка для сибарита. Жители города любят себя и любят жизнь, а также умеют ценить прекрасное. В Латинском квартале Парижа на каждом углу продаются свежие фрукты и ягоды, в улочках города прячутся небольшие винные магазины, владельцы которых с удовольствием расскажут вам о происхождении каждой бутылки, представленной на стеллажах, а также порекомендуют особые виды сыров, которые идеально подойдут к конкретному вину. В Париже мы праздновали мой день рождения. Не знаю, упоминала ли я об этом когда-либо, но я очень люблю свой день рождения и обычно растягиваю его празднование на целый месяц. В первый же вечер пребывания в городе мы с подругами отправились в ресторан 1728, который славится своей атмосферой: здесь создается впечатление, что ужинаешь в музее – обитые парчой стулья, бархатные занавеси, гобелены, скульптуры и огромные хрустальные люстры. Услужливый персонал, столик у окна, выходящего на уютный парижский внутренний дворик, и бутылка изысканного красного вина. Что еще нужно для настоящего праздника?

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9 thoughts on “Paris: one day in the life of a hungry blogger

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