Finally, I understand why it’s called the City of Love…..not a single thing I had in Paris didn’t taste like Love…..even the simple things!
Crepes & Sorbets (Fontainebleau Palace)
The Fontainebleau Palace is about 3 hours from Paris by car and very worth a visit! Apart from the fact that I got a lot of instagrammable pictures…..
I also got to eat some indulgent crepes and sorbets from beautiful food carts.
Bbq & French Fries (Indiana Café)
Indiana Café is an American restaurant. They have got quite a few branches in Paris and the best part is their décor…..heavily Native American and beautiful. TheFrenchKid and I checked out the one in Clichy after admiring the famous Moulin Rouge on a rather chilly night.We just wanted simple fries, bbq ribs for TheFrenchKid and bbq chicken for me…..What we got was simply satisfying…..every part of me was excited as I munched on the perfectly fried fries and tastefully grilled chicken! The FrenchKid’s ribs were “fall off the bone” tender.Pure love on our plates!My glass of Apple Champagne made the experience even more of a delight.
Bottle of White Wine (Odette Et Aimé)
One of my night strolls (brightness at past 9p.m. was exciting to experience) with TheFrenchKid ended up requiring a leg rest at Odette Et Aimé, a cozy café/ bar and he quickly mentioned that he knew a bottle of sweet wine I would love.It was Coteaux du Layon and I actually did fall in love…..been on a hunt for it ever since I got back to Lagos. Location: 46 Rue de Maubeuge. Open till 12:30am sundays, 1:30am other days and very worth a visit.
Coffee & Nibbles (Starbucks)
A lot of my mornings started here because as they say, coffee kick-starts your day! Of course the coffee was always good but the nibbles were even more thrilling. My top moments were….Caramel waffles & Frappuccino. The waffles were simply The signature Netherlands Stroopwafels and simply amazing. Actually, this moment right here is one of the Top 5 of my entire travel eats diary.
And then there was this very rich almond lemon cake and cappuccino moment. I remember this keeping me excited as I journeyed to the Eiffel tower.
Chicken & Fries (KFC)
For me, KFC chicken in Lagos isn’t the greatest so I decided to try one of the many branches in Paris out.
TheFrenchKid used a self service kiosk (why don’t we don’t have this in Nigeria by the way?) and in no time, our order was ready.Another “Not in Nigeria” thing is the dessert options…..I went with icecream and caramel sundae which I had in the car before my main meal….We got home and it was time to devour…..All I can say is…..this experience plastered a large smile on my face and imprinted a cute love sign for KFC (Not Nigeria) in my heart.
Roast Potatoes & Chicken (Fanprix) Fanprix supermarkets are all over Paris. They have a variety of inexpensive meal options….salads, sandwiches, desserts and hot dishes like this roast which might be termed as “just” chicken and potatoes. But trust me when I tell you, this was comfort on a plate on a morning I woke up super hangry!
There’s more where this came from…..stay tuned!