Homme au verre de vin
Man with Wine Glass (Anonyme) Louvre
(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 good cheese.
These are the “Simple Pleasures” of many days in Paris
-I don’t go into Wine Shops (“cave à vins”) or Cheese Shops (“fromageries”)
-I do shop bakeries (boulangeries) and
-most grocery stores have prepackaged sliced round loaves 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 maybe even brush your teeth with
Bread: will always be from my favorite Montmartre Boulangerie
and accessible Poilane loafs (as David Lebowitz sez “a reason to live in Paris”) deserve special mention
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, as it warms it spreads out (SOOO GOOD)