Feasting in France

Just a quick post to share some exciting news with you all – The Brooding Architect and I are off to France! Two dear friends – The Chic Dentist and The Australian in Paris – are getting married in a “restored aristocratic mansion” in Paris (doesn’t it sound gloriously romantic) and we were lucky enough to be invited along to join in the festivities. There is no doubt in my mind that the wedding will be be fabulous, just look at the venue:
Hotel Particulier Monmarte (Image From: http://hotel-particulier-montmartre.com)

Notwithstanding that the wedding is not until September, the tickets – including the requisite stopover in South-East Asia for 3 days of cheap eats, shoes and massages – are now all booked. I can now legitimately spend the next six months day dreaming about all of the ‘Feasting in France’ I plan to do. Any and all food and booze related tips gratefully received.

4 Comments on “Feasting in France”

  1. Waiting for a suitably clever pseudonym said at 8:04 pm on February 18, 2011:

    So much good to be had. Cheese should be your first priority. Sniff out a fromagerie (literally) get a baguette, sit on the grass and gorge. I think with some remembering we could probably remember where we got foie gras brulee (unbelievable). Are you moving around France? For food you might want to try the bouchons of Lyon. I had some serious boudin noir there. The menu had pigs eating pork!

  2. The Hungry Lawyer said at 8:09 am on February 21, 2011:

    I am still work-shopping an appropriate pseudonym for you – I think The Clever Chemist has a nice ring to it though (subject to your approval). Definitely plan to spend some time in Lyon. I am looking into a few cooking classes there and would love the name of your double pork place!

  3. THK said at 2:34 pm on March 20, 2011:

    If you have the money I would recommend looking at the Lenotre School in Paris. Unbelievable baking courses, right in the deep end of French patisserie making. I think they do savoury as well, but who can turn down the opportunity to pick a Frenchman’s brain about brioche and kouglof?

  4. The Hungry Lawyer said at 4:23 pm on March 30, 2011:

    THK: A (belated) thanks for this tip. Definitely keen to try some cooking classes in Paris. I am actually looking at the classes run by Nicolas Le Bec in Lyon too.


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