Dreaming of Pastries and Other Delights in Paris

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When I went to France as a geeky teen at 16 years old, I was first introduced to authentic french baguettes.

Hard crusty exterior, Light fluffy inside. I was spoiled at that tender age, and in all years since, I’ve been hard pressed to find an authentic-ish French baguette outside of the country (in addition to croissants, crepes, canneles, and more)

That’s why when I recently visited France, I resolved to eat as many bread and pastries as my stomach could hold. And I kept my promise.

Here are a few of my favorite eats from my trip.

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Quiche with crudite at Le Coin. Funny story about this meal, actually. Had a “reservation” at Spring, a fine dining Parisian restaurant, and when I arrived there for dinner, I found it shut down, dark, and boarded up. Ended up at Le Coin by recommendation of our hotel concierge. It’s a small local restaurant with fresh daily menu items written on a chalkboard. We randomly chose various plates, and it was a delicious surprise.

Potatoes smothered in St. Germain melted cheese

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Lamb with Frites

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Giant chards of chocolate bark from Parisian Night Markets

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Scone, Chocolat Chaud, and Cheesecake from A Priori Tea House

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Pea Soup with Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade Crostini

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Camembert Salad

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Savory Beef Stew

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Finally, an almond croissant from a favorite small bakery near our hotel New Hotel Orient. The memory of this pastry wakes me up in the middle of the night sometimes.

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Do you have food fantasies about meals you’ve had while traveling?

Have you ever sought out a restaurant you visited on a trip years before? Was it as good as you remembered, or did your memory exaggerate it?

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