Fauchon this year. Oui, Fauchon of the famous chocolates near the Madeleine church. The place where I have practiced lèche-vitrines or window-licking, as the French call window-shopping, in the past. Did you know they also have a café? I didn't. Our last night in Paris, after hours, we were whisked upstairs, barely having time to drool over the goodies surrounding us.
We were treated to champagne and appetizers.
Among the little hors-d'oeuvre, we were served pumpkin soup, with the smallest spoons I've ever eaten with--
We sat down to eat, me next to my Paris roommate, Lynne,
Menus were waiting for us at our places.
And dinner began with Poêlée de girolles et cèpes, oeuf cassé, crème à la truffe
Sautéed mixed mushrooms with truffle cream
Breast of guinea hen, baby potatoes, and green vegetables
Salad and cheese course--
Salade mélangée et fromages affinés: Tête de Moine, Saint Marcellin, Sainte Maure
Mixed leaf salad served with a selection of cheese
Moelleux tiède au grand cru de chocolat Guanaja, coeur fondant framboise, glace vanille turbinée minute
Warm chocolate fondant dessert, with melting raspberry centre and vanilla ice cream
Before leaving, a trip to bathroom was in order, just to check it out (this is a weird hobby of mine in fancy places).
Our ride back to the hotel took us past the lovely ferris wheel, la roue, that is put up at Place de la Concorde for Christmas and New Year's.
Bon appétit et merci, ACIS et Fauchon!