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!

E. visitor!

Elna and Vic at Chez Rolla

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.

Le verrine - crab salad

Elna tried the cod and lentils while I had the crab salad and lettuces.

Le cocotte - cod with lentils

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!

5 thoughts on “Guests!

  1. Rock ‘n Rolla – Thank you for your hospitality and excellent restaurant suggestions. I loved both although Les Cocottes was my favorite. I hope you’ll include the graffiti photo I sent, perhaps the bustling Rue de Siene shot too.

    Enjoy yourself and great to be in Paris with you…once again! xo

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