Paris: Nov 1 - Dec 4

Dec 4th, 2010, 08:41 PM
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Welcome home.
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Dec 5th, 2010, 10:04 AM
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OK..Home,

My driver picked me up right on time 6:25..It was froid!!

I had more than enough time at airport. After we boarded it looked like a blizzard ouside. They de-iced the plane and we were over an hour late leaving..I think he flew faster as he made up the time, but ATL had us in a lengthy holding pattern and there cannot be a more screwed up international procedure tham the one in ATL. I wondered if I would make my flight to Asheville. I did, and was glad to arrive home..I was pooped, as I only had 4 hrs. sleep from our super final night at Le Florimond and the previous night was about the same from a group party at Violon d'Ingres.

Picked up cats today at noon. Glad to see them..don't know how much they cared about seeing me as they were well fed and cared for on their vacation!!

Always lots to catch up on.

I have the final pics for you..only one from the Thursday night at Violon as you have seen others..except the dessert ordered by one person nearby..and she ate the whole thing, too!!

Le Florimond was well received by my Paris friends, Michael, Florent and Micheline..they are very critical, too! They did enjoy very much. Can't wait to go back with me in April!

Here are the photos:


http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...0_00012-10.jpg Violon d'Ingres

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0002-31.jpg Le Florimond - not sure what it was

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0003-41.jpg Le Florimond - homard ravioli

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0004-29.jpg Le Florimond - Foie Gras w/ sausage

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0008-11.jpg Le Florimond - Boeuf

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...000_0009-5.jpg Le Florimond - candard confit..My plat! Excellent

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...000_0011-6.jpg Le Florimond - Shameful!!

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...000_0012-4.jpg - Le Florimond - Creme Brulee

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0007-20.jpg - Le Florimond wine label for Florent

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...00_0010-10.jpg Le Florimond wine label for Florent

I enjoyed..I hope others had fun, too and maybe picked up some idea, thoughts etc..and maybe some will join me in April/May..

Thanks for joininig me on another great Paris trip!!

a bientot...

Joan
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Dec 5th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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What is that 1st photo---the tall white dessert? Looks gorgeous.

Wines from the Sancerre reigon are my favorites----was it wonderful?
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Dec 5th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Oh Joan, no, no, no...no shameful anything. That looks decadent and flat out fab-u-lous!!! I live in Atlanta and am used to all the issues here with airport but it can be frustrating...glad you made your connection. (I love that I have a direct flight to Paris....now in 15 days)!
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Dec 5th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Joan,

I am going to miss your posts. We leave March 11 for 2 weeks and your posts have kept me dreaming of Paris while I should be working. Terrible I know. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your thoughts and pictures.
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Dec 5th, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Joan and I are going to sit on a bench at Strasbourg-St Denis some day and share a kebab and frites with a can of Kronenbourg.
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Dec 5th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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I will find out what the "shameful dessert" is called.

Keerouac I thought you were joining me a Petite Sud Ouest for one of those great salades along with some wine..I think you might enjoy...Apil would be a good time. Nice, nice people.

Yes, Denise it would be a lot better if I ended it in ATL and did not have to take the shuttle to Asheville. That added trip/time could well be done without!!

I'm turning in early..cats are home and I will pick up all my mail in the morning from the P.O....mostly catalogs. I seem to be on everybody's list....

a bientot...

Joan
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Dec 5th, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Welcome home from a wonderful trip that you shared with all of us who were unable to be there with you!
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Dec 5th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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Glad you made it home and the cats and content as always, i know mine is.
Thank you for sharing so much of time in Paris and the pictures and suggestions on places to par take in the city wonderful. As I have said I have more food places then I do places to see..lol
Have to scale down for reason of budget but I do believe I will still have a wonderful food time my week in Paris. Now I just have to get through the next 5 days and a wake till my flight out sat night.
Again thank you for all you have shared.

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Dec 5th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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Hi Joan
I am glad you made it home safely! I loved your last pictures. After all those wonderful dinners in Paris, it will be hard to eat out in Ashville. I know how I feel about dining out around here. I guess we are spoiled!!!
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Dec 5th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...0_00012-10.jpg Violon d'Ingres

I was told that it was a vacherin de fruits rouges


a bientot

Joan
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Dec 6th, 2010, 04:36 AM
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Makes me want to go to favorite cafe here in Philly for a bday treat to myself, a nice desert. Thanks for the picture, it looks so good and big..lol
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Dec 6th, 2010, 06:23 AM
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Bonjour,
Glad you are safely home but am definitely going to miss my early morning antidote to these dark rainy days. Have spent a very enjoyable month reading about your Paris adventures and having fun along with you. Thank you for making the time and effort to share your trip with us. Look forward to the next installment.
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Dec 6th, 2010, 09:24 PM
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That dessert platter at Le Florimond - Laurent does spoil you!

And the wine...LOL...it is one of my favorites. I took my sister to Le Florimond in March of 2009, and we shared a bottle of Domaine Auchere. For her birthday later in the year I sent her three bottles...it is available here and not that expensive (I think $24 a bottle).

Lucky me, I love Sancerre and I will be studying there next summer for two weeks. Maybe I will visit Domain Auchere, who knows?

Thanks for those lovely photos. I hope someday soon our paths will cross in Paris, Joan.

Debra
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Dec 7th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Well, Joan, you and those wonderful photos talked me into it. Waiting to hear from Thierry re: confirmation of an apartment for a week in April. As soon as the apartment is confirmed I'll book with airline and start the countdown. If you have time I'd love to meet you for lunch or supper.

So many restaurants, so little time.

Pat.
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Dec 7th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Hi Pat,

I hope you get everything put together for April in Paris! Let me know the dates when you get it together. I will arrive on April 15.

We can certainly find some place to eat together!!

a bientot

Joan
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Dec 9th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Hi Joan. Plans are all made. I get in on Wednesday 13th of April for 1 week. Not a long stay but better than the 3/4 days I've been there the last few times. Rented Studio Mazarine from parisbestlodge. This will be my first apartment rental in Paris and I'm so looking forward it.

If you want to chat offline, my email address is [email protected].

Thanks! Pat.
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Dec 11th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Dec 11th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Hi GraceJoan: That was so sweet! and Merry Christmas to you! Thankyou for my (virtual) trip to Paris with you. HOPE to get there next fall. It will be ten years since I've been. see how lucky you are!
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Dec 11th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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I hope you get their next fall too. You may see some changes..but you will certainly enjoy

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