I have been back in Paris for three days now, which has been ample time to recover from jet lag and gather some photos to share with you all. Here was our Saturday night.
We reserved a table at a restaurant near Notre Dame, so we left an hour early to allow time for a stroll around that neighborhood, which is always so lovely at night. And particularly so on a night with a full moon.
We went inside Notre Dame because whenever I am there and there isn’t a line, I feel compelled to go in, even if for just a quick peek. A mass was being held, so the church was redolent with incense and was echoing with Latin.
Our restaurant, Atelier Maitre Albert, was just across the river. Described as a “contemporary rotisserie”, it was spacious and visually pleasing. One wall contained a gorgeous fireplace, and the wall across from it held a large spit which was turning big pieces of meat. Both the fireplace and the spit contributed to the incredible aroma that greeted us in the restaurant.
Le Maitre Albert is a Guy Savoy restaurant, which probably explains the high prices better than the quality of the food did. The food was good, mind you, but probably not that good.
Here are our starters- artichoke soup and a crispy fish cake with a light salad.
For our main dishes I had a slice of prime rib (offered “blue” or “bloody”, which suited me fine) and potatoes gratin. Mark had the roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, which were equal parts butter and potato (which also suited me fine). It was a lovely, if a tad spendy, way to celebrate being out in Paris together again.
As we waited for our bus, I noticed this poster for Silver Linings Playbook, or “Happiness Therapy”, as it called here.
Go see it, no matter what it’s called in your neighborhood! We thought it was great. And Bradley Cooper? Well, he looks good in any language.
Stay tuned for more Paris, mes amis!