Paris, day 1

Paul, one of my TAMS classmates, is currently assigned to Palantir’s Paris office, so I made an exception to visit this city despite having been here a few times already. His apartment is in Le Marais in the 4th arrondissement.

We met up for lunch at Honor Cafe, which is near his office. It’s owned by a couple of Australians who know their coffee, and they make delicious sandwiches. I ended up with their smoke trout sandwich (€8.50) and cold-brew coffee (€5), which comes in a flash-like glass bottle.

A bold statement Sandwich and coffee

After Paul was done with work and a workout, we enjoyed a bottle of Champagne before walking over to Au Pied de Fouet’s 4th arr. location for a bottle of red from Côtes du Rhône (€17), goose rillete (€6.50), escargot (€8), beef burger (€16.50), and duck confit (€16.50). As I’d experienced previously at their original location, the food was delicious and very French, which was just what I was looking for.

A bottle of wine never hurt anyone. Friends let friends drink tasty wine! Goose rillette Eating all the snails Sopped up all the escargot grease with this bread Messy but tasty burger Duck confit is their signature dish.

For our post-dinner amusement, we went to Sacre Coeur at midnight. Many people gathered on the steps for the full moon. We also saw some interesting wall art as we walked down the steps from the basilica.

Hello, moon Don't be a work zombie! Look into the mirror

Finally, we rode the city bikes back to the 4th arr. and passed by some random art galleries around Place des Vosges. This particular sculpture caught my eye.

Hug and kiss

Written on July 19, 2016