We just said “au revoir” to Mark’s brother and his wife after a whirlwind week of food, drink, and laughter. Here is a brief recap.
On Easter Sunday we drove 35 miles south of Paris to the gorgeous Chateau de Fontainebleau.
The next day we took the train to Reims, where we spent a sunny but breezy day.
We toured the Pommery Champagne House, which was an interesting mix of modern and old.
After a delicious lunch we visited the Reims Cathedral.
The next day we explored the Canal Saint-Martin area of Paris.
That night we ate dinner at Frenchie’s Wine Bar, where we got in line at 6:45 in order to get a table when it opened at 7:00. As always, the small plates and wine were delicious. This little place is worth the early arrival.
Wednesday we walked around the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed an amazing lunch at Au Bon Acceuil.
We had never experienced a cabaret show in Paris, so that night we went to Crazy Horse for a bit of adult entertainment. No photos were allowed during the show, but this was the stage before it started.
Thursday we wandered up Rue Saint Honore, admiring the windows and doing a little shopping. We then strolled the garden of Palais Royale and the Tuileries on our way home.
Our week ended with a memorable meal at another old favorite, Le Galopin.
This tiny, out-of-the-way place offers a set menu, scrawled and copied on a piece of white paper.
The seven- course menu is always fresh, inventive, and delightful.
On the way home we stopped by Sacre Coeur so they could have one last look at Paris.