Such a nice day today.
This morning we headed down to Rue Cler Market and strolled along checking out all of the inspiring shops. Our group discovered amazing chocolate shops, shoe and baby stores, wonderful boulangeries and cafés.
From Rue Cler we caught the subway down to the Bon Marché and wandered around in the amazing food floor. A good array of Mariage Frères tea was purchased and then we all spent the rest of the afternoon pursuing our own interests in the neighbourhood.
At 5:30 pm we met up in our beautiful, light-filled apartment to do an informal wine tasting and enjoy cooking and tasting some hors d’oeuvres. Potato feta pancakes, homemade ricotta with spicy bitter greens on crostini and prosciutto wrapped figs with lemon mascarpone and frisée were all on the menu. We paired these with some classic varietals from the Burgundy region of France. A Crèmant de Bourgounge along with a Chablis and a lovely Pinot Noir. So delicious.
Tomorrow the forecast calls for sunny skies and so we are heading off early to Versailles. Biking, chateau touring and wandering about in the gardens are all on our agenda followed by dinner at a lovely french bistro, Chez Paul, in the Bastille.
Time for some sleep to get ready for our full day tomorrow!
PS. A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have commented. I appreciate it so much and look forward to replying to each and every comment just as soon as our jam-packed culinary tour days are done!