Tuesday, January 6
Thanks to possibly the best and most generous Christmas present ever, Kelly and I spent six days in Paris with her sister and brother-in-law.
A few highlights in a trip full of them...
Cops on Rollerblades
The world's best pastry shop -- Pierre Herme -- with a standout macaroon of grapefruit and wasabi (!)
Another pastry shop with a Dremel drill made of chocolate!
An incredible truffle-laden dinner at Michel Rostang. The waiter walked around with a wooden case full of white truffles, opening them up for a tantalizing whiff of the contents. I'm pretty sure this is what's was in suitcase in Pulp Fiction.
The most memorable dishes:
- An amuse bouche with a minature cast iron skillet filled with shephard's pie, accompanied by white truffle soup with foie gras and curry.
- Artichoke soup, with an artichoke heart stuffed with foie gras and a heavy layer of shaved white truffles
- A salted caramel souffle to finish