If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
-J.R.R Tolkien

06 May 2012

Double party!

A couple of weeks ago we had good reasons to celebrate, with the chef getting older and us just having returned from Paris after getting engaged! Champagne, a lot of good food and friends, what else do you need? The pictures are mostly by my friend Ekaterina, we loved the results! Thank you once more.


I have to mention our rings, we made them ourselves from silver clay here. It was a fun day and we love the rings. Most people have never heard of this technique or this company so I thought I should share.

Menu du jour
Champagne is always a good idea! This one came from Paris.

Mushroom and truffle
The menu included asparagus salad, endives with tiger prawn mayonnaise, mushroom and truffle tartlets, smoked whitefish, Andy's famous focaccia, selection of charcuterie, Munster cheese, Bleu d'Auvergne, asparagus frittata, dark chocolate cake with lemon curd & mascarpone as well as  macarons (not home made this time...).

Recipes coming soon...

03 May 2012

My Paris

 Hello again!
The spring has been busy, working, studying and other stuff. I have been itching to write about our trip to Paris, here you go finally! In this post just some of the thousand photos I took during our five days. Our trip revolved around food, naturally, and I will be posting more in depth info of the restaurants we visited. And yes, I loved the city, it was even better than I had imagined! I am not an overly romantic person but Paris charmed me, the atmosphere was amazing. We also got engaged in Paris, and couldn't be happier!
View from Montparnasse tower during sunset

Shakespeare & co bookshop - loved it!

Brasseries everywhere

Tour Eiffel at night

Lovelock bridge near Notre Dame, very crowded

Ahhhhmazing crepes & cider at Breitzh cafe in Marais

RIP Jim Morrison @ Pere Lachaise cemetary

Space Invader street art everywhere

View from Pompidou museum of modern art

Andy Warhol @ Pompidou

Pierre Herme macarons, my favourite!!

The perfect picnic
Laduree Macarons

 To be continued....