|Rue des Martyrs|
|a cheese & charcuterie epicerie|
|the selection of choux at Popelini|
|this cookie shop sells 9 varieties of chocolate cookies, along with several other flavors|
|chocolates sold at Jeff de Bruges|
|the tarte au pomme at Maison Landemaine|
The timing of my trip coincided with a Brassai photography exhibit ("For the Love of Paris"). I spent the rest of my morning there, after which lunch was in order.
|amazing falafel in the Marais|
Since I was already there, I visited several of my favorite shops in the Marais, working up an appetite for dinner. Dinner was another of my friend's recommendations: Le Verre Vole.
|Le Verre Vole|
"Bistronomie" (loosely translated as serious food in a casual environment) would be the best word to describe this gem. It's a modest-looking restaurant sitting on a nondescript street in the 10th arrondissement, with a 2-room dining space taken up by wooden tables and mismatched, beat up-looking chairs. The daily-changing menu is hand-written -- in the front room, on a chalkboard and in the back room (which you get to by descending down some stairs) on a mirrored wall.
|pan-seared pollock with carrot puree|
It was the perfect meal to end a delicious first day back in The City of Lights.