Kohan's trip #8

Jun 20th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Today we went to the Musee Jacquemart-Andre on blvd Haussmann. tThis is a beautiful building,the former home of the Andres and their exquisite art collection.Thenaudio-guided tour tells you about Nelie and Edouard,and their passion for art.It houses masterpieces by Rembrandt,Van duck,Fragonard, Boucher,and several others. I can only imagine going to a ball in this stately mansion.They also have a beautiful dining room,where we had a light lunch and some rouge Sancerre. We had to pass on dessert,as the salads were huge.My salad was called Chardin,which had greens,chèvre chard with thyme sur pain aux cereanles,jamb on de Bayonne,tomatoes,asparagus,Bill had a salad with smoked salmon and a smoked trout terrine. We then had to do some walking. Since we were so close,we walked over to the CE,and down to the Four Seasons hotel on Georges V.Lots of big cars out front,Lamborghini ,some expensive Italian car. We went into to check out the beautiful flowers,just amazing.
We then headed over to Luxembourg Gardens.Everybody was out,enjoying the day. Lots were working on their suntans.There several groups playing chess against the clock.We decided it was time for an ice cream at Amorinas.I had the chocolate and coconut.They make it look so pretty.Time to get home and soak my feet.
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Jun 20th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Lainie2285, that sounds like a wonderful day! I love Jacquemart-Andre and always visit Goerge V to see the flowers! Do they still have the flowers overhead in the courtyard with the roots hanging down?
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Jun 20th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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After reading so many wonderful descriptions of the meals & experiences at Reed, DH & I are planning to have dinner there when we go to Paris in September! Just wondering how far in advance should we make reservations?
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Judy,
Yes the flowers were there,hanging down,a gorgeous photo op,I will post pictures if I figure out how.
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Reed is booked 2-3 weeks out,some longer.We were there for a cooking class tues,and were able to score a table the following week,but she turned away several while we were there.So I think a month in advance should be ok.
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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I did post some pictures on FB
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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How can we access the FB photos? Will definitely book Reed in December.
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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I guess you will have to friend me Elaine Kohan
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:35 PM
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I just tried....do you have another name after Kohan?
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Jun 20th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Jun 21st, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Cloudy,drizzly,humid ,hoping to see the sun. Having lunch at Spring today. Today is the fete de la musique. Hoping to hear some great music today.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 08:48 AM
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You did some walking! Hub and I loved Andre also.

Your dinner at Reed sounded sooo great.

More, please!
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Jun 21st, 2012, 10:26 AM
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We'd nite we stopped by a la renaissance, a small restaurant in our neighborhood.It was a gorgeous nite and all the outside tables filled up quickly.bill decided to have the herring for his starter,followed by Lapin.I went with the salad with goat cheese and since I never had boeuf tartare,I ordered it.(I had tasted Bills once before). Well Bill's herring could have been his main.Two large herring were served over lots of boiled potatoes.I think he was full ,but along came the Lapin cooked in a honey sauce,served with some puréed carrots.My salad had the usual mixed greens, some green asparagus and the goat cheese was put between a sheet of pasta and baked til crisp.This made the goat cheese melt a little ,yummy.My boeuf de tartare was seasoned nicely,but way too much.It was served with a layered potato dish.Wish I could have taken it home,but we were going out for another special lunch.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 11:51 AM
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What a trip report! You are giving us great information and many new ideas for me. Thank you!
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Jun 21st, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Today was our lunch at Spring, a small popular restaurant in the first.We had been there last year and wanted to thank our friends Lucien and Marie. Lucien always drives us to and from the airport. We started out with 2 small dishes set before us. One had some cucumber and radish pieces,the other 2 pieces of a sushi like fish, I think they said bonito.Delicious with their crusty rolls,butter and a taponade. The next dish to come out was a bowl with the freshest spring peas and some green beans,topped with a poached egg,some wonderful jambon slices and a light frothy sauce.We used the bread to finish cleaning the sauce from the bowl.Now they bring out a thick slice of a tender veal,wrapped in a Swiss chard leaf.You just have to see the pictures, I don't do it justice,talking about it.Now for dessert, first strawberries with a hint of thyme and a little lemon granita.Second a small dish of a rich chocolate fudge-like piece,topped with some coffee granita and a little dab of whipped cream.Now,don't think there were huge,just mini-sized,but enough.The waiter then brings out some frozen ice cream,made from Greek yogurt,topped with sugared pistachios.He said don't eat it all because it goes well with the next thing.Them he brings out a warm cherry clafoutis.OMG,it was in one pan and we all took a serving,and topped it with our yogurt cream..coffee and a plate with a bite size puff filled with a lemon cream followed.Great finish.We were able to go downstairs and see their wine cellar.Our friends were able to make a dinner reservation for 4 in a few weeks when both their grown children will be home for a visit.As we were leaving the skies opened and it poured that liquid sunshine,so we spent some time in the boutique across the street.I would say a perfect afternoon.We bid them au revoir,and set out to do some walking.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 12:36 PM
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I'm finding your trip report interesting, but could I ask you to please use paragraphs, and spaces between sentences? Reading solid blocks of print is difficult for these aging eyes.

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Jun 21st, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Jun 21st, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Friday we went out to the 12th to some food markets,very lively.Didn't buy anything.such a beautiful day.
We decided to walk the Promenade Plantee.It is such a peaceful walk,lots of the roses were finished blooming,some still ok.Took lots of pictures,they look like the same ones I took last year.
By the time we got to the end ,we were getting hungry.Found a nice outdoor cafe,we both ordered the beef carpaccio that presented with a nice salad with capers.Some nice wine and just relax.Took the metro back to read and catch up on mail.
Later that evening we were getting hungry again.We didn't want to go far and Bill was hiking about those marrow bones he didn't order the previous nite.He was thinking about them all day,so back we went.He really enjoyed them.
Saturday we had to get up early ( on our last day of vacation) We had to take the metro out to the 13th,as we signed up for a cooking class at the Cordon Bleu.
The Chef spoke some English,but they had a translator.Chef Frederic Losourd was so entertaining.He had worked for the French president and at several well known kitchens prior to become an instructor here.We didn't actually do anything hands on,just take notes.It was about 3 hours,and we did get a nice portion of all he made.
First was a crab with avocado and pamplemousse( sounds so much better than grapefruit) .
Then he taught us about making a duck breast so it remains moist,served with creamy potatoes,tiny baby beets and patty pan squash.He has us laughing the whole time,even though most of us weren't fluid in French.He taught taught us lots of things about food ,preparation serving.
For dessert he made ice cream,served it over giant cherries
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 01:05 PM
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I hit send before I finished, Anyway I would recommend taking a class here if you have the time.

Then we headed out to the 15th.My husband saw a sign for American style football at the stadium.It was afrench championship game,so why not?
We didn't stay for the whole game,the pregame festivities got the crowd really pumped up.They were all making a lot of noise.But I was really tired,I didn't sleep well the night before and got up at 6,so we headed back to pack.
We were early for the game,it was not starting until 3, so we took a walk ended up in a beautiful park.Parc Montouris(?).lots of joggers,families ,kids enjoying pony rides.It is a beautiful setting.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Sounds like a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing your report. The croissants with white chocolate in the dough sound delicious. Is that bakery open to the public or is it just part of the cooking school? In other words--can I get some of those croissants??!!
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