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February 2, 2015
Kitchen Lab goes to Paris - Part 1

Kitchen Lab goes to Paris …

It sounds more like a movie title than a diary title but being in Paris is sort of like being in a movie. Beauty everywhere you look but it’s a little like you aren’t there, like you feel that you don’t belong or that you don’t deserve it…

Anyway… We decided to take a little trip to Paris to see it but mostly to eat, smell and live in this European Capital for a while. A place that has so much to offer in the fields of food and culture…

This diary will be written in chapters (days) since we thought that it would be easier for you to follow…

Let’s start off with the first day in Paris…

First of all, it was very, very cold when we got there… It is nothing like Greece. The cold there pierces your bones.. It’s rough and difficult… We hadn’t even packed very warm clothes since we thought to ourselves “Aw, How cold can it be?”

So if you happen to visit Paris in the winter time, make sure you dress extremely well! Scarves, hats, gloves and anything else that is really warm… I know I sound like one of our amazing Greek moms but I know what I’m talking about!

We were staying in a small hotel close to the Louvre.. Very small… Thank goodness it had an elevator!

As soon as we got there we immediately left our things in the room and ran out! The little bit of sun there was when we first arrived was gone and the cold was brutal… so we ran back inside! We wore everything we could possibly wear and decided to go somewhere warm…

We found a small brasserie. Kind of like what a little tavern is in Greece. Not so many dishes but sooooooooo tasty!! We were really impressed… A simple roast chicken, 2 slices of bread with ham and melted cheese, perfectly fried potatoes… Everything was absolutely delicious! Oh! We also ate salmon and beef tartar… meaning they were both raw… but so delicious…

Their desserts were also delicious… Good quality ingredients are really the most important thing in cooking…
 

 

When we got warmed up and took a walk around the neighborhood… Funnily enough, one of the largest museums in the world was in our neighborhood! :-)

We got to the museum where we were enchanted … But there was such a long line and it was so very cold that we decided to come back the following day so there wouldn’t be so many people…

We carried on to see the Seine and made it all the way to the two little islands in the river. The amazing “Pont des Arts” with all of the thousands of love lockets! The couples that are in love buy a locket and write their lover’s name on it and lock it on the bridge… Of course there are so many lockets on the bridge that I think it’s ready to come tumbling down but ok… :-)

A small visit to Notre Dame until it started to rain so we went back to our hotel…

In the evening we had dinner close to the old market and off to bed early..

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