Last week, after returning from 10 days in the States, I went to a restaurant in my quartier (Sens Uniques) and as I walked down the street (Damremont) recalled that both best baguette of the year 2007, Arnaud Delmontel, and Chez Virginie, on most “best of” fromagerie lists, were right there. So a baguette, a St Marcellin (that I’d heat to fondu it) and a mountain cheese (that I’d raclette a day later) and I was set for two evenings.
Then a few days later, after a quick trip to Geneva, I was at a real (by real I mean everything didn’t come from that big central Chinese kitchen that I imagine all the traiteurs get their stuff in the window from) Chinese place (Mirama) on the rue St Jacques. Midway through the lunch that had been ordered by a real Chinese lady member of our party, she told us they even supplied take-out to the Elysee. ‘Ohhhh, would they treat me as well as the President of the Republic?” “Sure, I’ll order the Singapore rice noodles for you.” Another two nights taken care of.
Then yesterday after lunch at Le 122, I was walking down Bellechasse and passed a place (Saveurs et Co.) with luscious stuff in the window, kept walking, reversed direction, walked inside and saw some really good looking quiches (5 or 6 different): got the Savoyarde; two more nights.
54 Rue Damrémont, 75018
57 Rue Damrémont, 75018 or 39, rue des Martyrs
17, rue Saint Jacques, 75005
Saveurs & Co.
38 Rue Bellechasse, 75007