Paris is the ultimate foodie city for us, its such a treasure trove of culinary delights, we always feel like down every side street there’s a new amazing patisserie/ restaurant just waiting to be discovered. We would love to do a tweat up tour of Paris where we can run around the city and check out all the tips from local Twitter users.
For us a side of Paris that we haven’t really explored is cooking in the city as whenever we go we haven’t had the facilities to do this. But just recently, we stayed in Citadines aparthotel in the 14th arrondissment which had a tiny kitchenette and seeing all their pristine cookware made us want to mess it up. Plus, we feel very inspired by seeing what Rachel Khoo could do in her tiny Parisian kitchen (although we’re pretty sure we would not look anywhere near as glamorous as she manages to, rustling up 4 course dinners!).
(Pictures from: Citadines Didot Montparnasse Aparthotel.)
So sadly this time we were prevented by being struck down by a mystery illness, but next time I go back I am determined to put into practice my best Rachel Khoo impersonation. We have never checked out the Parisian food markets before so we’re not sure how good we would be at navigating them, given our rubbish dimly remembered GCSE French. This is where finding food vendors and other businesses that use translation software would really help given that Google translate seemed to struggle with some of the finer nuances. We would hate our culinary dreams to be ruined by not being able to understand the produce on offer! Maybe as a thank you for their help, we would invite some of our new Twitter friends over to sample our culinary efforts (and hope they’re not too critical!)
We don’t think we would attempt patisserie though, especially not when you have to train for years and what’s on offer is so good. Our latest find was Dominique Saibron which does a praline millefeuille that is so good I’m not going to attempt to describe it. You’ll just have to go to Paris and find out for yourself!
(Pictures from: Dominique Saibron, Paris.)
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Citadines Didot Montparnasse Paris
94, rue Didot
75014 Paris, France
77 avenue du Général Leclerc
Tel : 01 43 35 01 07
Open Tuesday to Sunday
7 am to 8:30 pm