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so what did we mostly do in france when i went to visit blue?

what else would anyone do in france but eat?!

yeah, yeah, churches, museums and countryside aside,…. i’m pretty sure that the previous 2 times i visited paris i put on atleast a couple of pounds.

so i landed on christmas eve and the first thing we did was,…. go shopping for food!

blue had already ordered a big ass roast chicken. not that the chicken had an especially big ass,…. it was just pretty big, and stuffed with its guts and chestnuts i think.

it smelled so damn good that we forgot to take pictures of the bird until after i had carved it up:

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and heres a close up,…. its a bit blurry cos blue has a habit of focusing the camera, clicking it to take a picture,…. and then immediately jumping up and down in celebration of the picture being taken,…… so yeah do all that with a digital camera and you get blurry shots:

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but you can tell how juicy the chicken was. and that sauce isnt gravy,…. its the liquid from the chicken itself,….. which we kept to use in other stuff like pasta and a potato gratin on new years eve. and thats a bit of the stuffing next to the drumstick.

and for dessert:

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the bestest everest christmas log ever!

it was made up of a light chocolate mousse type thing with pralines and bits of dark chocolate everywhere.

the french even have a nicer way of naming their food. in english its a “log” as in a log of wood. and i’m sure you’ll agree that the word “log” is not one of the more appetising sounding of words. in french however, it sounds much nicer,… i’ll probably spell it wrong,… but its pronounced “boosh”. it rhymes with nike swoosh and fatoosh.

on to eating new years,….

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this was our appetiser:

the dish at the top of the picture was a seafood cake thing, kinda like a crab cake but 100 times better. it was topped with a crab flavoured mousse and finished off with a seafood stock sauce and a scallop on a toothpick.

the second dish in the middle was blues own creation. it was fois gras ( fat ducks liver) on little brioche bread. blues twist was to add a dollop of roe (fish eggs) on top. now i know that sounds odd, but the contrast between the fatty fois gras and the sharp roe makes it work perfectly!

the third dish was probably one of the best things i have ever tasted,…. it was a shrimp cake/mousse type thing again,…. but more shrimpy and less fishy than the first one. it was topped with another thicker mousse of the same type, but infused with saffron,…. and it was all finished off with a wonderfully thick seafood saffron sauce and a shrimp on the toothpick.

oh and underneath the dishes, you’ll see 2 brown boxes of chocolates and a packet of what looks like crack cocaine in this picture. not crack but something better and more addictive,….. orange flavoured chocolate truffles, complete with grated orange rind bits that you can taste!

mmmmm,…. this post has made my mouth water!

there was also sushi and a potato gratin but again,… we ate it before realising we hadnt taken any pictures πŸ˜›

but we didnt just eat. we did see stuff like churches,…. and ate freshly picked clementines on the steps,… and we visited a little fortress town,… and the bakery and restaraunt in the fortress town,… and we did a bit of shopping,… while eating crepes and waffles,….

ok so we pretty much ate all the time,…. πŸ˜›

heres a countryside picture without any food in it for you to enjoy:

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i was probably looking for some bush to pee behind.

πŸ˜€

edit: apparently blue has more pictures of the food so i’ll be updating this, as and when i get them.

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6 Comments

  1. aside, drumstick, gravy, swoosh, dollop, grated, rind?

    Shut up, shut up, shut up! Don’t make fun of me :p
    It’s spelled “BΓ»che”!

    You forgot to mention the excellent champagne and the white wine!!!

    Mine is watering too, I think I’ll have Flakes πŸ˜›

  2. By the way the appetizer I made was smoked salmon, the foie gras was on Christmas Eve.

  3. I love foie gras…. and lucky you guys! the menu and food items you have are hmmmmm teasing! I WANT!

  4. Oh and I forgot something…
    Today’s word is:
    Ψ΅Ψ¨Ψ±
    which means patience πŸ˜›

  5. Oh, I love those flakes!

    What fun you had! What delightful meals! I could kill for good French food right now.

  6. blue: sabr,… isnt that wait?

    ansam: it was really really good πŸ˜›

    xpatr: those flakes were more chunks than flakes πŸ˜› and yeah shame theres no real french food place here.


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