Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let's Go To Paris

Paris is one of the coolest cities in the world. Mes amis, que je tenterai parler nous permettons de vont au beautifil Paris.

We were there for three nights. On the first, Karen and Jen chose the restaurant. We dined at La Dolce Vita, skipping the touristy places for a small Italian eatery. Paris never disappoints with food, even if it's not the native fare. It was the best Italian food we'd had since Italy. On the second night Sunny took us to Founti Agadir, on of his favorite haunts, to dine on exotic Moroccan fare in a cave like setting on the left bank. We've been hooked on couscous ever since.

The last night, however, was my choice. I had three requirements: it must be a place where the locals eat, reasonably priced and an authentic bistro setting. After much research (and consulting with Sunny) we settled on Le Trumilou.

With simple, traditional decor and on the banks of the River Seine, it was everything I dreamed of and more. Here in the Marais, in the shadows of l'Hotel de Ville, was the gem I'd been looking for. We sat at tiny tables with all the locals, including the pencil-thin fashionista sitting next to us who devoured a platter of steak tartare, much to our American bewilderment.

The food here is straightforward and some might say rather old-fashioned but I guess that's what Parisians like: terrines, hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise, leg of lamb, duck with prunes and apple tarts. I kind of thought it must have reminded them all of the foods their Grand-mère must have made. It's no wonder the place has been around for decades.

Le Trumilou
84 Quai de l'Hotel De Ville
Arrondisement 3
Telephone: 01 42 77 63 98

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