Fri 21 Feb 2014
There is a show on French TV about restaurants and food in, mostly, Paris called Bon, Tres Bon. They take a hidden movie camera into a restaurant and show you the food and then grade it with Tres Bon being the best. This last Sunday they also did a little feature on kebabs which I seldom have because I’m not sure what that meat is they are shaving off of that big hunk in front of a grill, although I used to eat them often in New York City. Anyway, they mentioned a sort of gourmet kebab place called la Grillé (15 rue Saint-Augustin) where that big slab of meat is compressed beef that has been marinated and it looked very tasty so I talked my friend, Barbara, into trying one with me. It was very good-not only the meat, but the homemade flat bread they rolled the meat into to.
Not far up the street (and it was a very interesting and lovely street) was a little store selling bow ties along with perfume and soap. It was called Oriza L.Legrand and was fun to poke around in while inhaling the lovely fragrance in the store.