Our flight was delayed by about 40 minutes, but otherwise it was a great flight. I love Europe's low cost air carriers--our flight from Rome to Paris was only $80.00 (USD) each!
It was a quick 1/2 hour taxi ride to our apartment. It's about 3 blocks away from our "usual" apartment on St. Dominique, and the location is perfect. I was smarter with this apartment choice--only 1 flight of stairs! The apartment is small, and would be just right for two, but it's a little cozy for three but we are managing fine. The wireless connection is good--and that's important!
After we unpacked and got organized we hit the streets to have some lunch and buy a few groceries for the week. We chose a small restaurant right in our neighborhood. We had a great lunch!
Matt ordered a caesar salad with chicken. The greens were interesting (in a good way!) and he said the dressing was just right. The big pieces of shaved cheese on top were amazing--they had a nutty flavor, almost like hazelnuts.
I enjoyed a bowl of soup--I wanted something hot to warm me up! The menu didn't call in "French Onion Soup", but instead named it "Home Onion Soup". It was amazing! The broth was obviously not from a mix; it had a deep rich flavor and wasn't at all salty.
David chose a duck confit salad with a warm goat cheese toast on top and small pieces of smoky ham in the salad. Again, just wonderful! The duck was tender and flavorful, and that goat cheese toast was to die for! He ate every last bite! Well--except he shared his goat cheese toast with me
We explored our small neighborhood for a few minutes, and I noticed this small bit of stenciled street art. Here you go, Pat:
Tomorrow in Paris: Climbing the Bell Tower of Notre Dame, exploring the Latin Quarter, and a visit to St. Chapelle to admire the amazing stained glass windows.