Everything tastes good in Paris
10.01.2010 - 20.01.2010
Continuing my posts on our eats during our time in beautiful Paris!
Some places we ate that weren't in the heart of Paris but well worth the food.
62 Rue d'Alésia (Subway d'Alésia)
If you've ever lived in New York and take the subway all the time then you'll have no trouble with Zeyer. It seems to be far from the center of Paris but in reality Paris is a really small city. We often walked at least 3-4 metro stops no problem and it was in the middle of winter. So I say be adventurous and go try Zeyer!
The staff did not speak English at all but they are incredibly friendly! The area seems to be more natives than tourists and I really liked that. I couldn't tell you what we had honestly... But the dish that looks like mashed potatoes were that plus fish mashed into it. I think the other dish is egg noodle with duck or chicken kidneys. It was tasty and very heavy which surprised me that it was on their brunch menu.
Guido de Luca
14 Rue de Thann Tél : 01 42 27 25 43 (Subway: Monceau)
I know what you're thinking... Wait, Guido de Luca? Isn't that an Italian place? Yes. But again, this is a locals only place and it's really small and kind of a trip if you're not used to taking the Metro. It's so worth it though!
We asked the owner (Guido) and his son to make us whatever they please and I am so glad we did. We had seafood pasta that tasted so fresh and so mouth watering delicious. There was also the giant parmigiana wheel that Guido himself cooked our 2nd pasta dish on which he set on fire!
The dessert was heavenly and their humble restaurant was so uplifting and felt as though you were in their house. The food was incredible and you should call for a reservation since they get booked up fast. Guido also gave us an array of drinks, wine, liquor and shots. We were full and happy. The experience itself was well worth the trip.
And that's about it for us venturing outside the heart of Paris. But here are the rest of our Paris eats.
Remember how I was saying exploring Paris is the best way to find a place to eat? Here are some examples of places we wandered into.
You seriously can't eat poorly in Paris. If you did, please tell me which places to avoid because every single place we tried together or on my own was crazy good.
We also stumbled upon this coffee shop:
24 Rue de Rivoli (Subway Saint-Paul)
When we walked into this sit down coffee shop/dessert/grab a quick bite to eat place I felt like I was on a set of a Parisian romantic movie. It's so warm, inviting and was a perfect place for us to rest our feet for the hubby to have a cafe and for me to have some gelato!
Speaking of gelato. It's very popular in Paris
Parisians love their gelato. I ate these a couple times on my own while I was walking around the city and I noticed that they were quite a few of them around. Give it a try, it's really rich and creamy so if you're lactose intolerant like we are... make sure you have your lactaid. They also have some nice chocolates, chocolate covered blueberries and other things of that nature that you can take back as gifts.
I really wish that I would have been better about taking pictures of every meal we ever had but sadly I was too hungry. The baguettes were fresh, delicious and tasted so different than the baguettes I've had in New York. French food was also very different than what I thought it was... It was very butter heavy, which is no surprise but I'm not used to eating so much butter and often times I felt sick from everything being too heavy. Next time I go I know I'll order different things and explore more food. There were times where I went to the grocery store and get a baguette, cherry tomatoes, some cured meat, pâté and have that for dinner or lunch. Loved eating whatever I felt like, whenever I wanted.
Next up: Paris sight seeing!