Eat and Drink

For those of you reading this on Christmas day, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year filled with love, health and new discoveries. We were at my daughter in law’s for Christmas Eve and didn’t sit down to eat until 10:30 PM. There were three young children who were still up and going strong when we left at 2 AM. In the Eat and Drink theme-all of those children, including those aged two, ate foie gras. Starts young in France.

Paris is packed with places to eat and drink. Some are new or just new to me.

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The Smiths Bakery on Rue de Buci is new to me. It’s English owned and has good scones and great looking quiche.

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A look at the interior from the sidewalk.

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Some of the yummy offerings.

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Look at this view! You can see it from the top of a building in a bland neighborhood, the 11th, at 14 rue Crespin du Gast called le Bar du Perchoir-the perch. You enter an unmarked building, take the elevator to the 7th floor and find this surprise.

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I think it would be especially nice in the summer but right now it is definitely chilly and blankets are offered if you want to sit outside or you can go to the bar which is covered with a clear plastic tent.

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I liked the ambiance.

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To take the chill off, I had vin chaud, hot mulled wine.

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