Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crepes & Gelato in The Latin Quarter

From a purely consumerist point of view (not historical or literary, because there certainly are those realms to talk about here), the Latin Quarter is to Paris what South Street is to Philly - the perfect place to get a bite to eat while walking down the cobbled streets, people watching, then popping in and out of shops or bars.
It's the perfect place to get a crepe - the kind they make in a little hole-in-the-wall place where you can stand on the sidewalk, watch your crepe being made, pay for it, and take it away while you continue walking down the street.

My street-side crepe was delicious - made with fresh eggs, cheese and ham. The eggs were so fresh that the yolks were bright orange! We didn't eat them while walking on the street though. We sat inside where the place setting was beyond humble ...
 ... it was downright makeshift!
And in total contrast to this platter of champagne filled flutes that we had back at the hotel!

But what fun we had going to the shops and then having gelato in a cone, with the scooped icy delight served to us shaped like a flower ...
Of course, I had to try the "Rose D'Orient" flavor - which was outstanding.


Elaine Biss Designs said...

Ohhhh My heart just sings when I read your blog!!!! sighhhhh....


As many times as I have walked down those streets, I have never bought a crepe and the ham and cheese one that you ordered sounds delicious. You are right about the eggs in Paris. The yolks are glorious.

fromBAtoParis said...

I'm really so glad you had a great time here..I still remember your first post..I told my girls about it!!
Your enthusiasm was contagious!
Thanks for your comment et à bientôt!

Cathy said...

Delicious. Just got back from Venice and having serious gelato withdrawal. Your photos make my mouth water.


The Clever Pup said...

Nice chairs in the first picture. I had a gelato in the Rue Mouffetard. Is that where you were?

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

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