La Fontaine de Mars
Evenings in Paris are some of my favorite hours on earth. They always include a lovely walk along the boulevards of the right bank or the tiny streets of the left bank, or, in our case, under the Eiffel Tower. But they also include a lovely dinner and we were fortunate enough to find a number of special restaurants in our neighborhood - the 7th Arr.
Alan, the California-native handyman in our apartment building made several suggestions and we figured he knew what he was talking about since he once owned a restaurant in Carmel, before selling it and moving to Paris seven years. ago. Le Petit Cler on rue Cler was simple and unassuming. We sat outside on the cobblestones, watching the world go by as we enjoyed foie gras, steak and their pork special. La Fountaine de Mars was our favorite dinner as we ate indoors on a chilly evening on the second floor in a room papered in red. The food was divine, the service very friendly, and our three hour meal a simple joy. Au Bon Accueil on rue de Monttessuy was more formal than the previous two restaurants but the food was equally good. Peter once again had foie gras that was presented as two separate boxes made of wafer thin sweet crackers and packed full of homemade foie gras. I enjoyed a morel soup and later Poulet Noir, black chicken, that was delicious. All of these restaurants are on the other side of the Champ de Mars from where our apartment is, so - woe-is-me - we had to stroll past la Tour Eiffel, all dressed up in its lights, every night.
I hope you enjoy this quick slide show made of images from cameras and iPhones alike with lots of different apps for fun.
Photos and Slide Show © 2013 Claudia Ward
Music: Winter, Reading and Studying Music
Enjoy Paris Evenings.