Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Paris 66

One of the things we did over the holiday break was go to see Undressed, A History of Fashion in Underwear at The Frick. It runs through January 14 and if you haven't yet gone, I recommend it. It's amazing to see just how tiny those corsets made women's waists and just how much they affected your ribs, etc. After marveling at the underwear and being super grateful to not be expected to actually wear a corset designed to give me an itty bitty waist, it was time for a late lunch. We decided to go to Paris 66, a restaurant at which we have not dined in a long time. We did not have reservations and while there was not a line, it was pretty full in the main area. There were a few occupied tables in the heated deck area, too. Happily, we were seated at the last main area table, a wonderfully warm space (it was a frigid day and walking from the parking garage had really chilled me so the warmth was super welcome). Since it was the holidays/not a work day, we shared a small carafe of white wine. Here's what we enjoyed:
Soup du Jour, Mushroom Soup. I tried a few bites and liked it more than most mushroom soups. It was mushroomy, but not earthy mushroomy, if that makes any sense. Sometimes mushroom soup tastes too earthy/dirt like to me. But not this one. Yummy.
SP chose the Champs de Mars Savory Buckwheat Crepe (smoked salmon, dill creme fraiche, Swiss). He said it was delicious.
I chose Quiche Lorraine (bacon, Swiss). It was a big slice of quiche and filled me up. It was really good. The crust was thin and flaky and just so darn good.
We didn't need dessert. We were full enough. And certainly our house is a bit too well stocked with holiday cookies, candies, chips, and all sorts of other snacks. But, it was a French place, with French pastries, and there was no resisting the Pear & Almond Tart. So. Yummy. Warm, flaky crust, soft pears, smooth almond. We shared, but I'm pretty sure I could have eaten the entire order myself.

We enjoyed our lunch at Paris 66 a lot. It was relaxing, yummy, our server was lovely - it made us wonder why it has taken so long for us to return. We made a resolution to return sooner rather than much later.

Paris 66 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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