Memorable Meals II
Picture this -
A warm, sunny spring day in Paris.
Lunch outdoors at a restaurant just off the Place du Tertre in Montmartre within blocks of Sacre Coeur.
A musician playing contrabass in the courtyard just outside.
My bride of 30 years sitting beside me.
Lunch was Brie Pané (breaded Brie) with a salad of mixed greens, served with slices of fresh baguette. The salad was dressed with a light vinaigrette that complemented the flavors of the cheese and the greens without trying to take center stage. To accompany, a glass of white burgundy wine, suggested by the waitress. A perfect match to the meal.
Have you ever experienced a moment where your entire world is perfectly balanced? Where elegance, simplicity and joy are in such equal measure that it brings tears? This was just such a moment. Wouldn't you know for a dyed-in-the-wool foodie like me that there had to be a great meal involved.
The restaurant was:
4 Place Du Calvaire
75018 Paris, France
The musician was Jean-Pierre Lignian.
The moment was ... Perfect!