Friday, February 5, 2010

Paris in Real Time

Since I'm on a diet all month, naturally, all I'm thinking about is FOOD.

I thought I would post two videos of our favorite lunch in Paris this year.

In this first video, I was trying to show the street scene. This is a street 2 blocks off St. Germain. I never was able to film what was in those boxes literally touching the back of my head, but it was a raw seafood stand. The boxes were full of crushed ice and all kinds of sea creatures... octopus, sea urchins, shrimp, oysters, etc.

Due to the smell of raw fish, we opted for steak... which is risky business in Paris... they are not known for their steak. But it was fantastique!

This next video is self explanatory. I know it seems crazy to film a meal, but this was such a perfect afternoon, that we wanted to capture it.

Those french fries... oh how do you say, "died and went to heaven" in french? The steak looks questionable, but it had such flavor. It was very thin, but perfectly cooked. The salad... how do they make lettuce, one tomato, and walnuts taste SO GOOD? The dressing? I could've taken a bath in it!

A few days later, we decided to go back and eat the exact same meal again. Problem? You wouldn't think so! We hopped the metro, got off at St. Germain, and began searching all the side streets. We must have walked 10 miles up and down and in and out of streets and alleys, until finally we gave up. It was so frustrating. One street looked especially familiar, but our restaurant was gone! Could they possibly pack up and move a restaurant overnight???

We were so sad. We really wanted to eat there again. That evening, I got a brilliant idea... we took out the camera, and studied the street scene I filmed while at the restaurant. We finally noticed the name of the restaurant printed on the awning across the way. We googled that restaurant, wrote down the address, and went there the next day... and


there was our restaurant right across the way! We were only one tiny turn away from it the day before. We were quite proud of our sleuthing abilities.

We have learned over and over again, that if you like something in Paris, write it down. We always think we will remember, but we don't. The streets make no sense, and after awhile, they all begin to run together in your head. I've said it before and I'll say it again, most of the cool stuff in Paris, we find quite by accident.

Bon Appetit and have a wonderful weekend!



Jenny said...

Teri, What a treat. I love the Paris glimpses you share. I too can surprisingly, and blessedly say I have visited the city of lights 3 times in my life and I just can't get over it. I hope for a day when I can go with just my hubby and savor it with only our likes and quirks in mind. We are very thankful we went as a family of five but it is a decidedly different experience.

Random question: Are you going to go the the Harry Potter park at Universal Studios this year? just wonderin'.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hey, Teri.... wanna trade lives? Well... except for the diet part... ;)


JBeaudetStudios said...

That was great detective work! I'm enjoying your Paris experience. Thanks so much for sharing the little details. Jennifer :)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

So Teri....
What's the name of the place that was so good that you would take so much trouble to find it again? I must write it down for another trip! Love hearing your voice, my friend. The videos are really fun....

Happy weekend,

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That's so smart of you guys to look at the tape for the resturant.

myletterstoemily said...

i am going to get five pounds below my healthy
weight so that i can eat anything i want when
there in april!

Jenny said...

Hello Teri! I wanted to let you know by way of appreciating your Paris perspective I have posted you on my blog as one of the best blogs I know. And there is an award for you. I am not award savvy but I hope there are no problems in linking people to your blog. If there are please let me know.

Teri said...

Jenny... to answer your question... OF COURSE we will have to check out the Harry Potter deal at Universal. My son was there the other day, trying to get glimpses of it over a fence! Looks awesome!

The Flying Bee said...

I always love your videos! I enjoyed watching this so much. Congrats on the award!

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