This post is part of a series recapping all of the wonderful gluten free and (mostly) paleo-friendly meals that I ate during my recent two-week trip to Europe, including what and where I ate. If you missed Part 1 of this series, catch up on what to eat in London here!
We arrived in Paris from London via the Eurostar train (the Chunnel) late in the afternoon and, after dropping our bags at our wonderful Air B&B apartment (<— use that link to get $25 off of your first booking), we headed out to dinner. We stayed in my favorite area of town, near the Latin Quarter and Luxembourg Gardens. It’s an area I know well from my college study abroad, so I enjoyed showing Bryan around the neighborhood and letting him choose where to eat. He chose a quintessential French brasserie called Les Patios, on the plaza overlooking the Sorbonne and near the Luxembourg Gardens where we ordered a couple of quintessential-if-stereotypical dishes: Salade Nicoise for me, and a croque monsieur with “frites” for Bryan. Even though it was a casual, student-friendly brasserie – nothing particularly special – the food was sublime. That may have been partly due to the side of “just made it to Paris wheeeeee!” but I can’t tell for sure. [Read more…]