Second full day in town and I’m already entertaining! Elna Hubbell and her friend Vic were in town and I had them round to Chez Rolla to sample some of my bounty acquired at the green market, including figs (yes!), strawberries, and French breakfast radishes, dipped in butter for a true Parisian treat! Throw in some tangy chevre, chewy peasant bread and some Billecart-Salmon Brut and you have the snack of kings!
I was so lucky to not only have dinner with them but to tour the Musee d’Orsay and its recently renovated Impressionist gallery which cast the old masters in a new light. Two hours plus of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Pointilism and Romaticism, it was time to satisfy our hunger-ism at a delicious little spot called Les Cocottes, from reknown chef Christian Constant, which I promised was just a short walk away. Thirty minutes later (dang, I always make the same mistake!) we were at the thriving lunch spot know for their hot dishes served in cast iron “cocottes” and cold salads and pates a la verrines, or little glass jars.
Elna tried the cod and lentils while I had the crab salad and lettuces.
We all agreed it was worth the hike and enjoyed the last of the Petit Chablis and another day with my dear Elna came to a close (not without a quick stop at Isabel Marant!)
Safe travels and bon voyage!