Now as you may already know, I’m a married woman! I promised you all details of the restaurants that we went to while honeymooning in France, so I present these goodies to you. I’m not going to tell you about all the places we ate at, but these are my highlights. Enjoy!
We were pretty tired once we finally arrived in Paris. Our AirBnB wasn’t quite ready, so we walked across the street to a restaurant for a light lunch. The restaurant is called Le Relais du Louvre and it was wonderful! Our hostess was so nice, and was able to accommodate us and all our suitcases.
We needed a shot of caffeine, so we ordered their French coffee with cognac and a large dollop of whipped cream. That certainly woke us up! I also ordered a kir royale. We split an order of pate which was delicious, and a mini charcuterie. My entree was an order of chicken and fries, topped with poulet jus. Eric ordered the steak and eggs. Both dishes were fantastic. They were light and fresh. Nothing was over or under seasoned. How lucky were we that this place was right across the street from where we were staying! We would definitely be back.
After we finally got settled into our AirBnB, we took a much needed nap after all that traveling. We needed to recharge because we had dinner reservations and a burlesque cabaret show to attend later that evening.
For dinner, we went to a wonderful restaurant called Chez Francis. They have a partnership with the cabaret show we would be attending later on that evening. We picked this place because the two are literally a stones throw from each other. The restaurant was beautiful. The decor was classic French. Low lighting, dark tones, warm and comforting. It was stunning. As an added bonus, you had a great view of the Eiffel Tower from the restaurant! I couldn’t believe I was actually in Paris!
We started with an order of six oysters, and an avocado salad. Both were so good! The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The salad was a perfect mix of seasoning and citrus. For our main course, I ordered the grilled salmon steak with asparagus, and Eric ordered the free-range chicken breast with mashed potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection. The salmon was buttery and flakey, the chicken was tender on the inside, and the skin was perfectly cooked on the outside.
For dessert, we ordered the vanilla bourbon creme brûlée, and the molten heart chocolate cake. Both desserts were perfect! The creme brûlée wasn’t overly sweet and the chocolate cake was hot and gooey on the inside. The entire meal was simply wonderful.
We were now off to see the cabaret show at the world famous Crazy Horse lounge. If you are ever in Paris, you have to go. We had so much fun, and the show was wonderful. It was a great mix of music, lighting, and dancing. It was a perfect first night in the city of lights.