Once more, thank you all who offered suggestions and optimism.
Our first full day was a stroll-a-thon, from the 15th thru the ( in no particular sequence) 6th, 5th, 1st, 7th, and back. First up, des Gateax et du Pain on bd. Pasteur, after walking through the Institut bearing that eminence's name. An exceptional almond x'sant -- the filling exemplary -- and a fine chocolate two- layered rectangle.
By the time mi querida esposa had completed mass and her shrine ( miraculous medal next door to the grand epicerie) she was quite fatigued from accumulated travel and this affected our choices from the lunch menu at Semilla . The entree was a fixed trio that included a pumpkin soup, long Melba pointer, and Rouget salad. Very fine ingredients, expertly shaped, fairly international-moderne in style like a lot of the stuff we see in nortecalif, the multiple root veg's and colors in particular taking us back to our local farmers market, three different types of radishes included. Their lighting of course is designed to show off the plates. The three choices available for second courses were dorado, roast beef, or a veg/mushroom plate. With my partner's reduced appetite, took the pesca-veg route ; the boeuf looked great, with thick batons of frites, but too much, given that half of my partner 's food ended up on my plate. The outstanding veg plate ( tasty pleurottes infusing the butternut squash and the rest, nestled in toasted fregola ) made up for the repetition of fish, not that anything wasn't correct with the dorade. (2 b cont'd -- sketchy wifi source)
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