Today was a beautiful day here: the sun was shining and this instantly gets me in a better mood!!!
After work, I met my sister, her boyfriend Stefan, my mom and The Husband for lunch. We were celebrating Stefan 29th B-Day! We all went to a british restaurant in the 5th, one of my favorite districts in Paris. The place was called the Bombardier and everything about it was homey and warm: from the carpeted floor to the wooden walls and the homemade food! I got there before everyone elso so I walked arount the neighborhood and took a few photos. The light was beautiful!
They have a pretty great beer and cocktail selection!
But today i was mostly interested in tasting typical english food and went for the Sunday beef roast!
When my food arrived, I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo!!!! Can you believe??? But trust me it was excellent. The meat was tender and served with a mushroom gravy, roasted carrots, green beans, parsnips and mashed potatoes. My mom had the Ale Pie which was fantastic too!
I still managed to take a shot of some of their food right out of the kitchen! The famous Fish and chips and the Bangers and Mash! Looks good too….
And here is the menu, which I have to say is very reasonably priced. So many things I’d like to try!
The happy couples:
After lunch, we all went separate ways. Taliah and Stefan wanted to do some shopping. Travis and I tried one more time to watch Avatar in 3D. But just like last time it was full when we got there (and we were 1 full hour early!). I can’t believe how successful this movie is here.
When we walked out of the movie theater, we stumbled upon a Christian Pro-Life demonstration. I didn’t even know such movement existed in France. This country is way more secular than America.
This lady’s sign was pretty cool and totally fitting: “I too was an embryo”
Watching the demonstration go by got us in the talking mood and after a nice sunset walk, we decided to try a Salon de Thé I had heard so much about: Angelina’s.
We ordered the classic old fashioned hot chocolate, which was, as expected, very chocolatey. I was kind of sweetened out after a couple sips. But I liked watching the whipped cream melt in my cup….
This place was really authentic and their pastries looked delicious. But we were extremely disappointed with the service. Our waitress was a walking cliché: everything and anything you might expect from a french waiter. So I don’t think I’ll go back there any time soon. I prefer Ladurée.
We are now home and had a late dinner of leftovers from last night with a bite of pumpkin cake. But I am mostly saving it for tomorrow morning 😉
Good night, yall!