Tag: Steak frites

Paris {Part III}

On previous trips to Paris, we stayed on the right bank, so this time to try something different we stayed on the left, which to me felt more removed from touristy crowds and rather tranquil.  Up the street from our hotel was Le Cherche Midi, a restaurant packed with locals night after night.  So one evening, we had a delicious Italian dinner there.  Have you ever seen such an abundance of shaved truffles on pasta?  Afterwards, we wandered down to the Seine, caught the most gorgeous red sunset, and strolled across Lovers bridge with its shimmering padlocks.


On another evening we lined up at our favorite place for steak frites: Relais l’Entrecôte, where it seems they have greatly expanded their dessert menu since we last visited. Happily, the efficient service and secret sauce remains unchanged.

Relais Entrecote

We took a stroll through the beautifully lush Jardin du Luxembourg, the second largest public park in Paris and garden of the French senate.  It is my new favorite place in Paris.


Jardin du Luxembourg

Hope you have enjoyed seeing Paris through our eyes these past few days.  Already, we long to return … After all, Paris is most lovely in the fall.

Jardin du Luxembourg

Restaurant: Toulouse Petit

Sharing a recent discovery of Toulouse Petit where we enjoyed a delightfully decadent meal.  Featuring French Quarter cuisine and located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, Toulouse Petit has an ambitious menu with something tempting for everyone.  A few standouts: {No.1} As a tuna tartare connoisseur, the “Tombo Tuna Tartare” with horseradish-truffle vinaigrette and quail egg was uniquely divine.  {No. 2} If you love a rich molten chocolate cake, theirs is probably the ooey gooey-est you will find, served with pistachio ice cream and candied pistachios.  Such an indulgent treat – highly recommended for chocoholics.  The restaurant was named one of the ten best happy hours in the nation by CNBC, so if you haven’t already been, go tonight!

Toulouse Petit