Dinner in Paris

Paris was stunning! The food, well it was stunning too. Paris is a heavenly destination for foodies.

We enjoyed a local restaurant in the center of Paris. I ordered a simple egg dish (honestly, it was the only menu item I could decipher on the long list of possibilities), and what arrived would be absolutely delicious.  3 sunny-side up fried eggs, served over a bed of lettuce. A side of fried potatoes, like your mother never cooked, served over a bed of fresh shredded lettuce, tossed in a vinaigrette. What was this fabulous French country meal served with? A bottle of light red Rhone table wine. I think I died and went to heaven.

I was trying to be discreet, as I was making a damn fool out of myself snapping photos of my food.  The waiter said nothing, his thoughts? Well, who knows but, when he did speak, his accent was divine.

I tried recreating this recipe at home. My attempt proved not to be too bad. I was reminded how a unlikely combination (eggs and lettuce) can taste so good. Still, there was no comparison to what I ate in Paris. I am sure that has something to do with eating this meal in Paris, and then recreating the dish in Tallahassee, Florida.  Anyhow, I am going to keep working on perfecting this recipe. It’s easy and inexpensive to prepare. I think it would make a great dinner mid-week, or a pretty impressive meal for entertaining. Most importantly, don’t forget the wine to serve along with this meal. We Americans can learn a thing or two about serving wine with our eggs.

Bon Appetit!

34 thoughts on “Dinner in Paris

  1. I completely agree with you about Paris and its food. My husband and I were there last month and we both loved the food. Did you try the hot wine? I had never had hot wine before I went there. The eggs on a bed of lettuce is very creative :)Thanks for telling me about the purple potatoes. I appreciate it!


  2. My mouth began to water just reading your description and then…well, I had to be careful not to drool over the picture. Amazing!


  3. I feel the same way about many foods we have had on trips…although I did figure out how to make a hoogie taste like the ones I miss in Texas tonight! Those eggs are so perfect! Looks great, and now I am curious about the lettuce and eggs, I already love tomatoes and eggs!


  4. lovely food on a lovlier trip……..can it get any better?ha ha…died n reached to heaven…..good food is orgasmic, right!!have tried eggs with fresh spinach…this really looks divine.


  5. I make a similar salad (I add chopped bacon to mine) and it is so good! I especially like it when I add some frisee lettuce in with the other greens–something about the creamy egg yolk and the slightly peppery bite of the frisee…YUM.


  6. Hubby and I just came back from paris this weekend and had the most awesome time. I plan to post some blogs on it soon. This was a really cool post, it shows you that we are silly to just think of eggs as a breakfast meal. THey are so delicious any time of the day. Eggs are one of my favorite foods, but i know hubby wouldnt be happy if i gave him eggs for dinner (he likes his meat lol).


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  8. Thos potatoes look incredibly good. Would not have thought of adding lettuce to eggs, but you never know :)Brings great memories from my trip to Paris 3 years ago.


  9. I'm so jealous! I went to paris many years ago (was not a real foodie then) and actually hated it. I went during winter and it was horrible. Would love to go again though since I can appreciate food more =)


  10. You lucky little duck. Your pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them!Looking forward to the day when I get to \”hop the puddle\” and see all the wonderful things Europe has to offer!


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