Until she turned around!
Last days are hard ( or at least in Paris!) but I had an agenda for at least part of the day, sauce class and Le Poste. I researched locations and opening times for the post office, There was one at Hotel Du Ville and it opened at 8:30 AM according to the site. I got there and did not see it and asked street workers for help and they had no idea where it was. It was right behind them! I was there by 9ish and the darned thing did not open until 10:00 AM. So off to class and I was offered a opportunity to go get a coffee, why not?
I asked for a cafe au lait with cold milk and you would have thought I had asked for vinegar in my coffee and she was Australian, not French. It hit the spot though. They also have bikes for rent or BIke tours out of this cafe, Le Peloton.
Back at Le Cuisine, the location is in an excellent spot and it is air conditioned! We were in the basement too, which helped. As hot as it has been I was a bit concerned about melting into sauce myself. The Chef's name was Lise and she was great, She was smart, helpful and had a great sense of humor.
We made vinagarette
Port Wine Sauce
I am separating the eggs for the Bernaise by using my fingers.
Then we ate our sauces!
As we ate the chef made the Carmel and chocolate sauce, no harm for me as I have done it in other classes. Funny how each chef has such different techniques. It was a great class and I would certainly recommend it to anyone,unless they really wanted to learn to make the sweet sauces. In that case I would just say, hey, I want to learn this!
After we all finally parted they about had to throw us out. I went to the Poste and got that box in the mail! I messed around the Hotel Du Ville - basically city hall.
Then back to the apartment and back to have one last look at my girlfriend.
I sat in the park for a while, but I was sleepy. And moved around every so often to get the blood moving.
I left because of impending rain, you know that sensation that the barometer is falling. But whenI got the the 6th it was clear and HOT. So I went to get this lip stuff called Nuxe I had heard about on the Fordor board. I bought some right away when I got here and love it. Never have my lips felt this good! So I bought all of the nurses on the Center of Hope team some! Then I still had plenty of time before my reservation so I went off in search of an adult beverage. I found the place, cafe Bonaparte where I started my trip back in 2009 in Place St. Germain and had a glass of prosecco and watched folks.
Then I wandered back to the restaurant.
It was fun to watch theses kids playing this game. It's part of the bus stop, what a great way to keep them entertained!
Haricort Vert ( Greenbean) Salad, I think I can make this now!
Duck in honey sauce, I am thinking I can give this a good old fashioned try and it is also on the menu with pork filet. The house wine here is amazing and of course the duck was begging for it!
Pear Clafoutis, not the best. Should have had the mousse, but I can do that at home!
The couple behind me were a piece of work, she was hateful to her husband and the stickey sweet when the wait staff was there! I felt sorry for him, though she was such a piece of work, it was allI could not to laugh out loud!
I don't know why but Paris did get a bit misty eyed over my leaving, ( the sprinkles were part of what the lady was bellyaching about to the hubs). My last days are hard, I want to taste it all, to see it all, touch it all, even smell all the smells. I want to take them all in the good and the bad.
Bye Metro, Bye Paris............ Au Bentoit.