David Lebovitz’s Paris

 Photo of The Eiffel Tower for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

I’m finally home from my vacation in France, Amsterdam and Berlin, and as with any trip I’ve ever taken, I am experiencing some mixed emotions about being back. I try to lessen these FLUCTUATING feelings by living by  my mom’s MAXIM, “It’s great to travel and it’s great to come home.” I was able to finish off the trip with a short, but oh-so-sweet stop in the city of lights. I spent one week in Paris two years ago and wasn’t as impressed as I had anticipated. During that entire trip, I RELENTLESSLY tried to convince myself that I was as obsessed with the city as most Americans are. I am proud to say that thanks to my most current trip, I am a CONFIRMED Parisian-Lover, and the half-a-day I spent in Paris was, finally, as lovely as I had hoped.

I have one tip for ASPIRING travelers: Before you depart, read a book/s about the places that you are going to visit. During this trip, I read The Sweet Life in Paris, by food-blogger, David Lebovitz. At the back of this fantastic book, Lebovitz recommends restaurants, boulangeries, fromageries, e.t.c in Paris. Coming from someone who has lived there for over a decade, I trust his advice and made a point to stop at some of his holy grail Parisian places.

First Stop: Da Rosa

Photo of Da Rosa for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

Restaurant Da Rosa offers traditional and authentic French fare.

Second Stop: Poilâne

Photo of Poilâne bread for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

Bread offered at Poilâne bakery has gained the reputation of “best bread in the world” and is inscribed with a cursive “P.”

Photo of Poilâne apple tarts for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

David Lebovitz recommends these “deceptively simple” and incredibly delicious apple tarts from Poilâne.

Third Stop: Ladurée

Photo of Ladurée macarons for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

The rose infused macaron I had from Ladurée  was the single best dessert I have tasted. They definitely live up to their reputation.

Photo of Ladurée pastries for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

The pastries at Ladurée looked just as divine as the macarons.

Fourth Stop: G. Detou

Photo of G. Detou for blogpost, "David Lebovitz's Paris," on website www.SATgourmet.com, by author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., Charis Freiman-Mendel.

G. Detou, which translates to “I have everything,” offers specialty foods ranging from chocolate to mustard. David Lebovitz says, “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris.” Please Note the E. Dehillerin bag in my Dad’s hand.

Charis

  • FLUCTUATING = rise and fall irregularly
  • MAXIM =  a saying
  • RELENTLESS = incessant
  • CONFIRMED = established
  • ASPIRE = hoping to achieve

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *