the highest point in the city.. and YES it's worth the walk up those steps!!
Next stop.. ST-Etienne-Du-Mont located behind le Pantheon..
A 16th Century Cathedral.. displaying a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic architecture.
“Owen Wilson's steps in Midnight in Paris”
This is one of my favorite streets in Paris. It's no wonder you see it used as a backdrop for Midnight in Paris.
You will see glimpses of this quaint restaurant during the movie. Yes, it IS raining.. Paris is beautiful in the rain! Always carry an umbrella. Don't you love the entrance to this restaurant?
We hadn't planned to eat Italian food while in Paris, but we were starving and couldn't resist the French country charm of this spot. This waiter was so funny! He kept trying to dodge the camera.. but I think he secretly wanted his picture taken:)
Now THIS is how to do a business lunch!
It's a good thing I've been doing a lot of walking!
How did you celebrate Labor Day weekend? We had a couple events to attend downtown, otherwise we enjoyed a quiet weekend. Saturday evening we hosted a small gathering with friends. The weather was perfect for alfresco dinning. The table was set with linens from W&S and Anthropologie. I placed lanterns on the table and around the property for romantic ambiance. Expecting it to get cool, light blankets were set out for the ladies and heat lamps were accessible. After a cocktail and appetizers, fish was grilled for tacos. Plenty of condiments were available along with salads and a variety of wines. For dessert my girlfriend prepared Blueberry Crumble served in ramekins and I grilled some left over peaches purchased at the Market a few days ago.
Grilled peaches taste delicious with vegetables, fish, poultry, or beef.
I used about 5 OZ of French Cultured Cream..
1 Tablespoon of honey and 1 Teaspoon of vanilla..
On to the grill they go..
Meanwhile, I mixed up all the ingredients..
...then I added a dollop of the cream mixture to each peach. Mint was added, and a single blueberry. The final touch was a drop of honey!
all photos trouverlesoleil
Leslie's Grilled Peach Recipe:
4-6 ripe peaches
4-6 OZ creme fraiche
1.5 Tablespoons of honey
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
Mint, Blueberries for garnish
Slice peaches and set on hot grill. Meanwhile, combine creme faiche, honey and vanilla. Remove the peaches when grill marks appear and allow to cool slightly. Divide creme mixture between your peaches and garnish with mint and berries. Finish with a drizzle of honey.
As the summer fruit season draws to a close, I've been trying to serve melon, peach, and cherries in every way possible. Eating seasonally is natures way of assuring that we get a varied, nutrient dense diet.
So what do you do over the long weekend?