I know of one place to get a great cuppa in Bordeaux...
The city I never knew.
Whether you’re a first-timer in Paris or a native in town, all are capable of love in The City of Love. Love for fallafel, that is. Paris has some of the best ethnic food in the world and is home to the renowned fallafel joint, L’as du Fallafel, which I’ve bragged about before. So naturally, [although I swore off ‘touristy things to do’] I brought my family to L’as du Fallafel.
Pardon the recent blogging hiatus, but I’ve been playing tour guide with ma famille so brace yourself for a series of food adventures, beginning with Paris. Olala, j’adore Pair-EE.
Ever since the oyster incident at L’Express in Paris, I’ve been wary of French oysters, but if Arcachon is renowned for their briny bivalves and the Huang Family Circus is willing to drive northwards a few hours in search of these juicy aphrodisiacs on a beautiful spring day, I am not one to shoot down a second shot at les huîtres francaises.
Des Gâteaux et du Pain. Cake and bread. Like guns and butter? Yes, for some odd reason this reminds me of my Boston College professor who loved using the macroeconomics guns and butter theory. In this case, the nation will have to decide the level of cake and bread to best fulfill its needs. Well, nation, let me give it a shot. After all, j’adore la fraise:
J’adore la Fraise
Even in culinary meccas such as NYC, Paris, and San Sebastian here, you can come across bad food. I’m referring to the left-out-to-dry-then-reheated-to-oblivion tortilla, the infamous burnt coffee found throughout Europe, the two-day old what they call baguette but what I call a poor attempt at bread baking/bread reheating and the frozen fried calamari (in a town known for its fresh tentáculos!) I’ve had the misfortune of experiencing every now and then when I am uncareful. True story. I thought it might be useful to map out the reliable establishments I’ve come across in the past five months here. I’ve even recommended what to order and where to get it, [so stray at your own discretion].