Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paris Part One - The streets, the this, the that

Next stop after London was Paris. We took the Eurostar train and what a smooth ride it was. Paris was the city I was looking forward to the most. I had such high hopes and boy did the place exceed my expectations. What an amazing place. It definitely was breathtaking. While we were there we stayed at on the border of the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain. Such a great location. A walk from the River Seine, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. 

This post is all about the streets. I really felt like taking a photograph of everything. Can't wait to go back.

The view from our hotel balcony.
Sunday afternoon by the River Seine, friends and family having picnics by the river
Our first glance at Paris after getting off the train at Gare du Nord train station
No this man does not look impressed
Just outside the Eiffel Tower
Gay and Lesbian parade
Our hotel
The chandelier in our hotel room. It definitely fulfilled my chandelier obsession.
Hotel stairwell
Lamp in our hotel room
Statue outside our hotel room door

Friday, October 12, 2012

London: Part Four: The food and the Rest of It

This is my final London post. Here are some photos highlighting our food adventures during our stay in London. 
While we were there we had dinner with my husband's cousin Ms K at Barbecoa, a Jamie Oliver collaboration with chef Adam Perry Lang. Great service and great food. The restaurant has a reputation for great beef. All their beef is hung on site in their dry aging room.
Salmon gravadlax with schnapps, soured cream, lemon, dill and mustard
Bourbon chicken wings with watermelon, chilli and coriander
Crispy calamari with smashed avocado, lemon and rocket
1. Short beef rib with worcestershire glaze and watercress
2. Brined chicken breast with creamed sweet corn, bacon and mushrooms
3. Dry-aged rump steak
Baby gem salad with creamy bacon dressing
Duck fat chips
Fleur royal cocktail: St Germain Elderflower and black rasberry liqueur 
The amazing view of St Paul's Cathedral from inside the restaurant
Layered chocolate brownie with raspberry and pink pepper sorbet

London pub

While we were there of course we had to try some traditional English pub food.


Mark's & Spencer

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