Today we went to Paris to take care of U.S. Embassy affairs; tedious, but we did it first thing to get it out of the way. After that, two girls on the town, we did a little shopping for chocolate for Mme. Parret who is not feeling well and for ourselves to make us feel even better than we felt, being in Paris and all :)
Near the Embassy, in a very “tout a fait” shop, I found this really cool flatware made of some sort of metal, very chic. Thinking about my photography, I bought one knife, one soup spoon and one fork which seemed to offend the clerk and made us suppress laughter.
In search of a macro lens for my camera, we hopped in a taxi and went to the 3eme arrondissement. By the time we crawled through the traffic, it was about 12:30 and time to start thinking about lunch. A small restaurant called “The Little Chair” caught my eye. I don’t know what I was thinking of. On the go meals, in unfamiliar neighborhoods are best taken in bistros or brasseries. You are sure to find something “correct”. My bad.
The menu consisted of about 8 types of couscous or the choices of steak, omelette or lamb chops with fries. Un-nerved, we decided to go with the omelette and the lamb chops which turned out to be uncooked eggs, blackened mutton and greasy fries. We drank our drinks, paid and fled. Silly rabbits. Shaking my head :)
Having come to our senses, we continued a few steps down the street and found Chez Oscar with indoor/outdoor seating and a very friendly waitress.
They are open from 12 noon to midnight.
A very good Cafe Gourmand with chocolate mousse, creme brulee and apple crumble.
A raspberry and citrus mousse that the waitress insisted I photograph before she served it to the guy who ordered it :)
“All’s well that ends well.” Another wonderful Paris trip!