1) Creperolles, Comté cheese and walnut flavor
From an interesting deli on Rue Cler, maybe 50 meters away from La Mere de Famille.
I first tasted Creperolles at my local Central Market's http://www.centralmarket.com/Home
"Passport France", a 2 week showcase of French foods, cooking classes, etc. However, they didn't pick them up as a stocking item. I'd forgotten about them till I saw them in that deli.
This website http://www.dolcegourmando.com/Crepero... describes them as
"Creperolles are French cocktail snacks that will not last through the first drink…A specialty of Brittany, France; it's a delicate and buttery paper-thin flaky mini crepes filled with a variety of different savoury cheeses, including Roquefort & Comte cheese etc."
They are a delicious if brief taste of cheese and butter to accompany wine from . They are very "airy"; if you inhale strongly you'll aspirate them :-). Have a sip of Pinot Noir. Then let a Creperolle melt in your mouth. GREAT train snack with a small bottle of wine from the wine fridge (my hotel balcony, the best wine fridge ever...see pic.)
2) 2 knives from Le Bon Marche
2 knives from Le Bon Marche with a chic contemporary design that's a riff on Laguioles.
The smaller one is good for a bread knife and great for scruffing steaks and pork loins to give them crust. What is scruffing?
I haven't used the pretty saucisson knife yet. Wish I took a pic of the knife display at Le Bon Marche. They had a million different colors and types, all in the beautiful Laguiole shape handle. I thought the handles were interesting... like a translucent gradient of color. Wonder how they did that.
3) Clovis mustards
After the tour, we explored Reims, a deceptively difficult town to pronounce correctly. (rrrawnce maybe) Came across a Christmas Market stall that carried a variety pack of the Clovis mustards. Not sure what to use the red grape mustard for now, but I can't wait to find a good reason...
and pictures from what I described in this post.