ChezM Spring Travel Diary:
Where was this photograph taken? Only one Paris landmark has an enormous clock with a glass face six stories up - the Musee d'Orsay. The view is also telling. We're looking north over the Tuilerie Gardens framed by the buildings along rue de Rivoli. There in the distance, barely visible against the bright sky, is the Bascilica of Sacre Coeur.
These twin Lemon Souffles are the results of a test run for this April's tour in Montmartre. The souffle has become is a staple in my repertoire. I enjoy demistifying this ethereal but intimdating dessert. After taking this photo, I opened a small hole in the top of each souffle and poured in cold Creme Anglaise. Needless to say, tt passed the test.
A chandeleer in a bakery? Unheard of. But here it is, hanging in the small reception room at Poilaine on rue Cherche-midi. It's perfect in an eight feet square room where all the walls are hung to the ceiling with paintings of, you guessed it, bread! Why? Because this light fixture is made of bread! I'm not making this up. Its creator/baker, Felix, showed it to us himself.
JOIN US NEXT WEEK WHEN SPRING CLASSES BEGIN AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHICAGO
A Taste of Spring 5/18; La Verrine 6/8
CHEZ MADELAINE TOURS TO PARIS AND PROVENCE
At Home in Montmartre September 9 - 16
Provence Odyssey September 27 - October 4