Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday 10 December - Buttes Chaumont

Little bit of house cleaning this morning which meant that we were late out. The metro took us to Buttes Chaumont where we wisely took the elevator rather than climb the stairs. We intended to go straight to the restaurant Napoleon III but there is a lot of work going on in the park and many of the exits were closed. It is good to see so much money going into this wonderful park which is about 150 years old.

We arrived late and the restaurant was busy. A senator and the mayor were in here and took the opportunity to shake hands with the locals. The mairie for the 19th arrondissement is very close.
We went back into the park and climbed up to the lookout. There was a clear blue sky but it was  very hazy and the view of Sacrè Coeur was not particularly good.
Having bought some pâtè en croûte and cheese for supper we decided we needed a baguette tradition as well. We went back to Diva et Chocolat on the rue des Dames and, of course, had to try a tarte au citron.
The lemon paste, entombed in gelatin, is placed on a flat biscuit.  The biscuit is quite sweet which is set off nicely by the tartness of the lemon paste.  Very good indeed and definitely not lemon curd out of a jar.

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