Man with Wine Glass (Anonyme)
(with Wine Bread and Cheese)
This French Painting from the Louvre, dated from the late 15th century, epitomizes my visits to Paris.
Bring home a different bottle of Wine or Champagne with a new loaf of bread and a cheese variety.
The parameters: I don’t go into Wine Shops (“cave à vins”) or Cheese Shops (“fromageries”)
I do shop bakeries (boulangerie) but most grocery stores have good bread (and most of them have prepacked sliced round loafs of Poilâne)
Wine and Champaign: was not well known champagnes which came in a thermal sleeve
but a clean easy bottle that you could drink all day and brush your teeth with
Bread: will always be from my favorite Montmartre Boulangerie
(although accessible Poilane loafs (as David Lebowitz sez is a reason to live in Paris) needs to be mentioned
Cheese: Lots of good wine, bread and Cheese in Paris, but my favorite was a fermented goat cheese, a relatively thin-wide round, which was slightly greyed and didn’t have much structural integrity.
Displayed on a styrofoam tray, in plastic wrap, qs it warms it spreads out (SOOO GOOD)