The eating Olympics have begun!
| July 03, 2011
In Coffee and Convo, Travel Scoop
It seems I am competing in the The Olympic Games of Eating and Drinking in Paris and I'm going for the gold! My first afternoon, and I decide to take it easy, I'll be here for a month, so no need to rush, right? Not just one sandwich will do for a picnic, I need to sample two. Roasted chicken with cucumber, egg, tomato and lettuce and a panini style ham and Brie cheese with sliced tomato. Could you choose? Then a quick stop at the Monoprix until I find the street markets, and out I come with $75 worth of groceries!
When do I really think I am going to eat all of this? So an afternoon snack for two of fresh baked bread, fruit and wine, which turns into dinner, which turns into after dinner drinks on the balcony...Then a quick trip to the wine store, which happens to be two doors down from the apartment, means sunset wine and relaxation. You gotta rest after an afternoon like that!
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