an affair to remember toujours
bon soir everyone!
thank you for the bon appetit wishes last night. it was truly one i will never forget and feel privileged to have been invited to such a soiree magnifique. it felt like we stepped back in time to a salon gathering of some of the great young minds and talents residing and making their marks in paris.
from the moment we walked into the foyer and were handed champagne, the night was pure magic. as the 16 guests arrived, we mingled and chatted and the air was palpable with what our paletes were about to experience!
if you’re in paris, i highly recommend you make a reservation at the hidden kitchen. our host and hostess, braden and laura are the most charming and talented american couple you could hope to meet on your trip, and the exquisite beauty of everything from the decor of their apartment to every morsel they served was sublime!
their mantle was tres adorable
and the menu was abbreviated but we were beyond satiated.
le amuse bouche was tres amusant
my camera wasn’t great in low light but you get the idea.
who knew a poached egg could be sculpted?
the theme was a bit of a twist on american classics like buffalo wings and sliders
and david lebovitz’s dessert recipe was the perfect cherry on top of the fantastic feast.
thank god for the coffee at the end of our 4 hours together so i could go home and share it all with claudia who would have loved it. next time i’ll treat her as she’s someone who would have enjoyed every moment of it.
our hosts were the lovely meg zimbeck and king david himself
who held court and entertained us with stories of life in paris, the trials and tribulations of everything from breaking 50euros (the french only take out 40 euros at a time to avoid beaucoup drama). david is a pastry genius who is living here and enjoying life to the fullest. he just published his 6th book which we were given and i can’t wait to delve into.
and the evening was put together by lily of context who runs incredible walking tours (some given by meg and david themselves). i’d love to sign up for one of those afternoons of decadence! they also do private itineraries (her latest included a trip to the louvre after hours and onto laser tag)!
so that was ma nuit…
it’s a place that’s open to everyone and i hope you indulge. it’s one of the best ways to enjoy an intimate evening making new friends and time traveling and experiencing a gastronomic extravaganza! as good as the food was, the conversation, atmosphere and one of a kind evening was one i’ll treasure.
thank you erica for a night that will stay with me forever!