Well our post exhibit time in Paris was wonderful! After a couple days of receptions for the Art Deco Exhibit at Cite de l’architecture et du patrimione we decided to enjoy Paris! It only rained a couple times but the weather was warm so we walked everywhere!
We had a lovely lunch with the curators from Cite and spoke of future projects such a joint publishing / exhibit down the road. We also had a great meeting with Eric Lefebvre at the Guimet Museum! There may be a chance to exhibit in Hong Kong in June 2014! More on that as things develop. Eric was kind enough to walk us into the new exhibit on Cambodia, “Angkor.” It was amazing! If you are in Paris it’s something to see if you have the chance!
We had a fun time antiquing up near Monmartre. All those allyways and windy roads! We searched for postcards from the Paris Expo 1925 China Section. We found lots of the Expo but no China Section. (And the hunt continues…)
We were able to get out to Monet’s home in Giverny. It’s beautiful in the autumn! And we just made it before it closes down for the season at the end of October. We had a lovely lunch at Hotel Baudy and spent most of our time in the garden before hopping on a train back to Paris.
We had a visit with the parent of one of Matthew’s soccer students. They had just moved back to Paris for work and their apartment took up the entire floor! It was gorgeous! What was really cool was that the exterior of the building still had bullet holes from WWII. Apparently someone in the building housed members of the rebellion.
And Matthew and I got to go swing dancing! We took our friend Helene to Cabaret Sauvage. It was a dance venue on the edge of town in a large red big top. The dance floor was a circus ring! The band was great the atmosphere was fun and lively! And to top it all off a burger food truck rolled up to supply us with yummy burgers and fries!
And of course throughout the trip we ate! And ate! And ate! 🙂
Here are some of the highlights:
Pho Banh Cuon 14 129 ave de Choisy, 75013 Paris
Awesome Pho with a line out the door for late night eating!
Boco, 45 Cour Saint-Emilion, 75012 Paris
The restaurant is in an old winery. Really great rustic feel! Fast food gourmet food. You have your pick of gourmet entrees, plates, desserts all in glass containers. You pick ’em, they heat it up.
Les Papilles 30 rue Gay Lussac 75005 Paris
The BEST MEAL EVER! I’m not kidding. It’s a small cafe decorated with dark woods and glass. There is only one meal cooked a day so you are at the chef’s mercy! It was awesome! But you have to get reservations almost a week in advance! The soup was a roasted carrot puree with lardons, cumin and creme fraiche. The main meal was beef medallions slow roasted for over 7 hours in a red wine reduction sauce with onions, garlic, baby carrots and snow peas. And for dessert we had a salted caramel panacotta.