Part I: What Happens in Paris…

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…gets blogged about the moment I return!

Just home from three days in Dublin, followed by a week in Paris with my family, I am basking in the glow of every moment spent exploring together. We’ll call it ‘the taste of two cities’ or ‘the Soltero walking and eating (and eating and eating) tour’.

The Food in Paris

Both Caleb and Sadie were amazing, hiking for miles around the city, day after day with little to no kvetching. The trick? Promises of flaky croissants and warm chocolate chaud….and some French cheese for good measure.

When we were on to a good lead, the food in Paris was phenomenal: from a buttery croissant just out of the oven, to an ice cream cone enjoyed on Île Saint-Louis, to onion soup – gooey melted cheese atop a slice of bread soaking up the soup beneath, slow cooked lamb stew, buttery, flaky mille-feuille, poached egg spilling over a batch of white asparagus, escargot with parsley pesto, perfectly ripened unpasteurized goat cheese shmeared on a baguette de tradition…I could go on and on.

Experiencing Paris through Caleb and Sadie’s eyes (and taste-buds) was a rare treat and I was impressed by their utter sense of adventure, especially when experiencing new cuisine. Paris is certainly the city to fall or be in love…and in love I was with my amazing family.

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10 thoughts on “Part I: What Happens in Paris…

  1. What entrancing photos! Especially Caleb licking his plate! And that mouth-watering cheese! I’m happy you and family had such a fine time. Love, Yvonne

  2. Great pics! Loved the writing – so nice to read, and flows so very well too. I laughed my way through this post – thanks for the treat. Love reliving this great family time we had!

  3. So glad you got to go with the family! As usual: great writing, mouthwatering photos of the food, beautiful photos of the kids!
    Love, Cousin Sue : – )

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