What to Eat In Paris
Are you planning on taking a romantic break to France’s capital and you are wondering about what to eat in Paris? Well, the place has fascinating structures and restaurants. While enjoying the magnificent moldings, make sure you indulge in some of the city’s most delicious cuisine. Do yourself a favor and throw the diet out of the window because you don’t need one.
But you can’t rush this city. If you can’t spend a few days, weeks or months eating your way through Paris, then make sure you know the most popular foods to taste. A single trip is not enough to soak up everything this magical city has to offer.
With so many options aligned and so little time to spend in the city of light, let’s highlight some of the best food in Paris.
When it comes to breakfast pastries, Paris croissants still reigns. Walking past any bakery in the wee hours of the morning, the warm buttery smell of fresh croissants escaping from the air vents will leave you spellbound. Here is your cue to step in the bakery and grab the hefty croissant, which you can tuck into and savor on your morning walk as the city awakens.
Rated on appearance, pastry quality and taste, these buttery quality and sublime flavor are well worth crossing Paris for. Your breakfast may never be the same again.
Walking around Paris, you’ll see street stands selling crêpes everywhere. Crepes are one of the few genuinely natural street foods. The crêpe is indeed a lovely treat to indulge in when it’s time for an afternoon snack.
Be sure to pick a stand that cooks crêpes from scratch. Reheating precooked crêpes makes them thin. Crepes can be a main dish, dessert, or just for an afternoon snack. Crêpes come with lots of different fillings. Nutella and fruit jams are the most popular ones.
3. Petit Fours
You have to make sure to visit one of the many patisseries. The French love this cooky so there are countless options which are just as tasty as they are beautiful to look at.
Petit Fours are a work of art, beautifully decorated with elaborate glacing. You can find sweet as well as hearty ones. Tiny macaroons or biscuits are filled with a sweet, fruity or spicy cream, eg. a cream of olive or salmon.
The name literally translates to “small oven” and dates back to the age when bakers and pastry chefs used the remaining heat of the oven (after baking bread) to create cookies.
Macaroons consist of almond flour and are filled with cream with every flavour imaginable.
4. Steak Frites
The simple pairing of grilled steak with various optional sauces and chips is elevating to serious heights in Paris. The fries can be cut into thick or thin strips and served crisply. Steak Frites go well with gravy or sauce, including béarnaise, a creamy sauce (made from clarified butter), herbs, and egg yolks.
Who wouldn’t think of cheese when thinking about France?
The display of a french cheeseshop is worth seeing. The shapes and colors of the cheese on display are very diverse and beautiful to look at. There are just so many kinds of mould on the cheese. You can see white, red, blue, grey and black mould turning the surface of the cheese into a tiny undulating landscape.
France produces the most mould cheese. You can expect french mould cheese to provide exquisite taste. There is anything from mild and creamy to pungent and spicy, from cheese made of cow-, sheep of goat cheese, the selection is huge.
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