We had the duck again and also a seafood platter for two (€55) because mum hadn’t seen seafood platters that cheap before, or at least for a very long time. The duck didn’t taste as good as the one last night. [caption id="attachment_5807" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Seafood Platter for 2[/caption] The seafood platter came with 12 oysters, 2 clams, 4 praires (some sort of small clam), 4 dog cockles (amandes de mer), 4 mussels, 14 bulots (a type of sea snail), 200g shrimp, 8 prawns and 2 langoustines (yabbies?). We were...

27/12/13 We were staying in an apartment near rue Les Petits Carreaux and rue Montorgueil, where there were a lot of bakeries, fruit shops and cafes. We visited the Stohrer bakery where we bought a mini beignet and a muffin-shaped feuilette agrume that was sort of like brioche, tasted a bit like palmier and had a crispy outer. The feuillete agrume had pieces of preserved orange and lemon inside. Stohrer is the oldest patisserie in Paris, having opened in 1730. Apparently Nicholas Stohrer invented the baba au rhum, which...

Dinner was at Au Rocher De Cancale, which is virtually on the corner of Rue Mandar and Rue Montorgeuil. The restaurant was founded in 1846 and the walls still have some of the old art that had painted into the plaster and preserved with pieces of perspex. There was only one waiter managing the top floor, but he was quite efficient. He was also much more patient than the waiter at Le Vaudeville, taking time to translate each main menu item properly and having a more friendly and...

La Crêperie was on the way to Lafayette in a passageway called Passage des Panoramas. Mum and dad got meal specials (formule). Mum had an emmental cheese crêpe with salad and a butter and sugar crêpe (menu rapide, €9.70). Dad's crêpe had egg, emmental and ham and it also came with a butter and sugar crêpe and a 200ml bowl of cold apple cider (formule 1, €11.60). My crêpe had smoked salmon, crème fraiche and raw shallots (€11.50). All the savoury crêpes were galletes, which I prefer over...

We had lunch in the Jewish quarter on rue des Rosiers. It was an old Jewish bakery called Sacha Finkelsztajn, which was pretty popular, though small. We had a spinach and capsicum borek (€5.80), salmon piroshky (€3.80) and an eggplant piroshky (€3.80). In hindsight, the borek was expensive but at least it was nice and there was a lot of filling. Mum also bought a small challah for €1.10 to have as part of breakfast tomorrow. [gallery columns="2" link="file" type="rectangular" ids="5460,5461,5462,5463,5464,5470"]...