Upon arrival I made my way to the 12th for a special tasting lunch prepared by Miss Lunch. Nine of us gathered in her loft and enjoyed the 5 course menu. Miss Lunch prepares a "Lunch in the Loft" and I highly recommend this unique experience in Paris, especially if you are a foodie.
We ventured to the third course of home-made duck breast prosciutto (thinly-sliced and air dried duck breast) with white beans cooked with a bit of orange zest and onions. The warm soft beans paired with the duck breast went perfectly.
Course number four was a ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and a melange of mushrooms. It sat on top of a fresh tomato sauce that was both light and summer-perfect.
Finally, we concluded our lunch with a Belgian waffle in a perfect star shape, hand whipped fresh cream, but the absolute delight was homemade mint ice cream in a vanilla base with fresh mint leaves and a dusting of Szechuan peppercorns. Your tongue would be numbed by the peppercorns and then cooled by the ice cream.
The meal was followed by a thorough discussion of each plate and she shared favorite products like Premiere Pression Provence a first pressing of olive oil that is divine.
A walk around the 12th to the Bastille followed lunch and it was a truly exceptional start to a wonderful week.
More Paris highlights to come, but the fantasy did not disappoint.