Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday 22 November - Aux Iles Marquises and the Champs Elysees

We went over to Gaite at lunch time and were happy to find that Mme. and M. Thiery were still running the restaurant Aux Iles Marquises.  We were happy to see her but disappointed that they have not found a buyer.  That said we were happy to confirm our reservation for New Years Eve and sat down to a superb lunch.
Fish soup (Mary)
Terrine de chevreuil (Colin)
Rognons in porto (Colin)

Magret de canard (Mary)

The entire meal was first rate and we are certainly looking forward to New Year's Eve.

Mary wanted to see the new J.K. Rowling movie so we went to the Champs Elysees.  The Christmas Market was in full swing.  It was so over the top as to be really amusing.

Great vats of stuff which purported to be edible
Enormous slabs of nougat

Christmas is still a month away.

Marks and Spencer on the Champs Elysees had a sweater that will replace the one I bought this summer and which shrunk horribly in the wash.  They also stock back bacon and miniature pork pies.

The movie had great visual effects but if there was a plot it was somewhat confusing.

The Christmas lights were switched on this evening and made a great show.

We walked back to the apartment from the Arc de Triomphe - it took about 20 minutes through Monceau Park which is open quite late for the joggers.  On the way in I bought a Langres cheese. The lady in the cheese shop poked a couple of cheeses before she found one just right for me.

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